Get Treatment from your home

Dr Shafeek is actively involved in the new Clinical Homecare programme setup by Lloyds Pharmacy. The service provides a comprehensive oncology and haematology service in the comfort of the patient’s home. Delivered by our dedicated oncology nurse team, and based on hospital approved protocols and robust clinical practice, patients are provided with everything they need – from IV and oral chemotherapy, through to supportive treatments, to all the associated ancillary products and equipment.

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Common Treatments you may undergo

Chemotherapy uses anti-cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells (including leukaemia and lymphoma). There are over 50 different chemotherapy drugs. Chemotherapy drugs can stop cancer cells dividing and reproducing themselves. Some are given on their own, but often several drugs are given together (combination chemotherapy).
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Lumbar Puncture
A lumbar puncture (also known as a spinal tap) is a procedure used to take a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the spinal canal so that it can be tested. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is the fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord.
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Radiotherapy uses high energy X-rays and similar rays (such as electrons) to treat disease. Some patients with haematological malignancies (usually lymphoma and myeloma) will have radiotherapy as part of their treatment. This is given from outside the body using X-rays.
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Bone Marrow Examination
This includes procedures known as bone marrow aspirate and trephine biopsy. Either test only takes a few minutes and you can have them done as an outpatient. The doctor takes the bone marrow sample from your hip bone. The procedure is carried out with the patient lying on one side.
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Monoclonal Antibody Therapy
A monoclonal antibody is a laboratory-produced molecule that is engineered to attach to specific defects in cancer cells. Monoclonal antibodies mimic the antibodies the body naturally produces as part of our immune system’s response to germs, vaccines etc.
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Insertion of Hickman Line
A Hickman line is a soft plastic tube that is tunnelled beneath the skin and placed a large vein. The catheter can be used to take blood samples and give fluids, chemotherapy and blood products. The benefits of having a Hickman line are that it will save you from having repeated needle pricks during treatment. You will usually have a double lumen catheter; each lumen has a clamp in place which will be used when the line is not in use. The line is inserted in our x-ray department under a local anaesthetic. You will have 2 cuts made, one in your chest and the other in your neck or near your collar bone.

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Anaemia Investigations
Cytopenia – Low White cell count or Platelets
Immune Thrombocytopenia
Obstetric Haematology
Thrombosis & Haemostasis – Deep Vein Thrombosis/ Pulmonary Embolism / Easy Bruising / Familial Thrombosis
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (High Grade & Low Grade)
Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia
Hyper Eosinophilic Syndrome
Systemic mastocytosis
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Myeloproliferative Disorders
(Primary Polycythaemia, Essential Thrombocythaemia & Myelofibrosis)
Other lymphoproliferative disorders (eg Waldenstrom’s macroglubulinaemia, hairy cell leukaemia)
Patients undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation (Shared Care with Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham)
Patients undergoing allogeneic stem cell transplantation (Shared Care with Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham)