Who We Are?
The Fight Cancer Team Sri Lanka was formed in 2016 with the initiation of the project to donate a PET/CT Scanner to the Apeksha Cancer Hospital. This team was founded by Mr. MSH Mohamed upon the request of his son, late.Read more
Let’s donate One Billion Rupees for
Tomo and Linac machines for Apeksha
What is Cancer
Cancer is a broad term. It describes the disease that results when cellular changes cause the uncontrolled growth and division of cells.
Some types of cancer cause rapid cell growth, while others cause cells to grow and divide at a slower rate.
Certain forms of cancer result in visible growths called tumors, while others, such as leukemia a, do not.
Most of the body’s cells have specific functions and fixed lifespans. While it may sound like a bad thing, cell death is part of a natural and beneficial phenomenon called apoptosis.
The Apeksha Cancer Hospital, widely known as the “Maharagama Cancer Hospital” as it is located in Maharagama, Sri Lanka, is the only National Hospital in Sri Lanka which is dedicated for treating cancer. It is a government funded hospital and therefore provides cancer treatments free of charge to the citizens of Sri Lanka.
1.) donate a PET Scanner to the Maharagama Apeksha cancer hospital to help poor patients get their cancer accurately diagnosed free of charge as they could not afford the huge cost of a PET Scan (roughly Rs.150,000) offered by a private hospital in Sri Lanka. Mr. MSH Mohamed along with his Fight Cancer Team raised Rs 250 Million within 3 months from the Sri Lankan general public and donated the PET/CT Scanner to the Apeksha Cancer Hospital on 1st of April 2018.
2.) The project to donate Tomo-therapy and Linear Accelerator machines to the Apeksha Cancer HospitalRead more
1 Billion LKR Project
This project was initiated as a result of round of consultations had with the Doctors and the Radiologists at the Apeksha Cancer Hospital who brought the attention of the FCT towards the Tomo-therapy and the Linear Accelerator machines required for treatment at the hospital.
Tomo-Therapy & Linear Accelerator Machines
TomoTherapy is a new way to deliver radiation treatment in the fight against cancer. The process combines treatment planning, CT image-guided patient positioning and treatment delivery into one integrated system.
Linear Accelerator (LINAC) customizes high energy x-rays or electrons to conform to a tumor’s shape and destroy cancer cells while sparing surrounding normal tissue. It features several built-in safety measures to ensure that it will deliver the dose as prescribed and is routinely checked by a medical physicist to ensure it is working properly.