Centre of Oncology
At the East Tallinn Central Hospital, we treat all tumor sites systematically, except hematological tumors. The treatment could be in an outpatient, outpatient unit, or inpatient format.
An oncologist from our hospital will refer you to treatment. Before starting oncological treatment, the patient shall undergo studies. We use the most modern research methods available to diagnose tumors.
Neoplastic diseases are handled in a multidisciplinary way – the oncological council shall compile the treatment plan. Systematic treatment may be the patient’s only treatment method or a part of multimodal treatment before or after surgical or radiation treatment.
Since 2010, we have been co-operating with best oncologists from Finland, who advise and treat our patients, as required.
At the East Tallinn Central Hospital, we have 24-hour on-call oncologists – they are available for outpatient appointments and consultations around the clock.
Outpatient treatment includes patients who are in generally good condition and whose treatment consists of oral medicine or up to 4-hour drop infusion. The patient should definitely reserve time for the procedure and not schedule any time-bound activities for the day. It may happen that additional analyses are required or the treatment might not go as planned due to the patient’s individuality.
Outpatient care is for patients who only need to remain at the hospital for a short period of time (4-10 hours) because of a treatment or studies. During the treatment, a constant nurse service is provided, as well as a convenient sofa bed, and the option to watch TV. When the treatment is over, the patient can go home on the same day.
We manage longer and more intensive regimens via in inpatient care in the oncology department (11 beds). Additionally, we treat complications caused by chemotherapy in oncological inpatient care, for which hospital treatment is necessary.
Both inpatient and outpatient care patients have the possibility to familiarize themselves with different information sources on chemotherapy and ask for advice or discuss their problems with an experienced nurse.
Thanks to supportive medicine, tolerance to chemotherapy has significantly improved and frequent vomiting and excessive fatigue have become extremely rare. In addition to successful treatment, a warm, understanding, and supportive attitude is also invaluable to the oncological patient. This is also the goal, towards which the Center of Oncology of the East Tallinn Central Hospital is working.
The field of oncology also includes developing palliative care and ensuring the quality of life of a patient for whom the oncospecific treatment has been exhausted. Our Center co-operates with the Nursing Clinic of the East Tallinn Central Hospital.