St. Luke’s International Hospital

St. Luke’s International Hospital

Waiting time to receive treatment for specific kinds of cancer and the expected hospitalization period

Waiting time to receive treatment for specific kinds of cancer and the expected hospitalization period

The duration from making an appointment at St. Luke’s International Hospital to the initial consultation, the time from deciding on a treatment regime to the start of treatment, and the duration of hospitalization is provided by the concerned disease.
Please note, the information provided here only serves as a rough guide, and the actual treatment will not always follow the course as set out here. In case of an emergency the handling will also change.

※For all types of cancer, the main department serves a leading role of managing team treatment including chemotherapy provided at the Medical Oncology Department, radiation therapy at the Radiation Oncology Department, pain treatment at the Palliative Care Department, and treatment of depression and anxiety at the Psycho-Oncology Department.

Adults

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Department in Charge Diseases handled Content of Treatment Time from reaching a decision on the treatment regime to initiation of treatment Duration of hospitalization Time from making an appointment to initial consultation Remarks
Gastroenterology (G.I.) Center Esophageal cancer Surgery 3-4 weeks 4-5 weeks G.I. Surgery 1-2 days
G.I. Medicine 3 days
Oncology Outpatients Clinic available (only G.I. Medicine)
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) 3-4 weeks Within
1 week
Chemotherapy 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Radiation Therapy (radical irradiation) 2 weeks 2 weeks
Stomach cancer Surgery 2 weeks 2 weeks
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) 3-4 weeks Within
1 week
Chemotherapy 2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Colon cancer Surgery 2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) Within
1 week
Within
1 week
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) 7-8 weeks Within
1 week
Liver cancer Surgery 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks
Transcatheter arterial (chemo)embolization (TACE/TAE) 2-3 weeks 1 week
Integrated Women's Health Uterine cancer Surgery 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks 2 days Oncology Outpatients Clinic available
Chemotherapy 1-2 weeks Within
1 week
Radiation Therapy (radical irradiation) 2 weeks  
Ovarian cancer Surgery 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks
Chemotherapy 1-2 weeks Within
1 week
Breast Center Breast cancer Surgery 5-7 weeks 4 days - 2 weeks Breast Surgery: 7 days Chemotherapy is also handled at the Medical Oncology Department
Chemotherapy 2-3 weeks  
Radiation Therapy (radical irradiation) 1-2 weeks  
Pulmonary Center Lung cancer Surgery 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks Pulmonary Surgery  
Chemotherapy 1 week 2-3 weeks
Radiation Therapy (radical irradiation) 2 weeks 3-4 weeks
Urology Department Prostate cancer Surgery 2-3 months 8 days 2 days  
Bladder cancer Transurethral Surgery 1-2 months 4-5 days
Radical cystectomy 1-2 months 3-4 weeks
Kidney cancer Surgery 1-2 months 7-8 days
Hematology Department Blood cancer Chemotherapy 1 day - 2 weeks 1-2 weeks 1-3 days  
Radiation Therapy (radical irradiation) 2 weeks  
Neurology & Neurosurgery Center Brain tumor Surgery 1-2 weeks 5-6 weeks Neurosurgery 3 days The period of chemotherapy and radiation therapy includes a period of outpatient treatment. Rehabilitation will also be provided if necessary.
Chemotherapy 2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Radiation Therapy (radical irradiation) 2 weeks  
Oral Surgery Department Tongue cancer Surgery 2-3 weeks 1-2 weeks 3 days  
Gum cancer Surgery 2-3 weeks 1 week
Dermatology Department Squamous cell cancer Surgery 1-2 weeks Within 2 weeks 4- days The treatment period may differ, because sentinel lymph node biopsy and enlargement surgery is performed in cooperation with Plastic Surgery. If you have already been diagnosed with malignant melanoma you will be seen on the same day or within a couple of days. The possibility of using immune checkpoint inhibitors and molecular targeted drugs for advanced melanoma as well as the timing of such treatment will be decided after overall systemic evaluation in consultation with the patient.
Radiation Therapy Postoperative as necessary Outpatient treatment
Chemotherapy Postoperative as necessary Within
1 week
Basal cell cancer Surgery 1-2 weeks Within
1 week
Malignant melanoma Surgery 1-2 weeks Within 2 weeks
Radiation Therapy Postoperative as necessary Outpatient treatment
Chemotherapy Postoperative as necessary Out- or inpatient treatment
Immunotherapy After overall systemic evaluation Within 2 weeks
Extramammary Paget's Disease Surgery 1-2 weeks 1-2 weeks
Chemotherapy Postoperative as necessary  
※Palliative Care Department All types of cancer Pain alleviation 0 days 3-4 weeks 2-3 days  
※Psycho-Oncology Department All types of cancer Alleviation of anxiety/depression 0 days   1 day Outpatient treatment
※Radiation Oncology Department All types of cancer Radiation Therapy Within 2 weeks   Within 10 days Palliative radiation is available as necessary. In case of prostate cancer, hormone therapy is usually provided first.
※Medical Oncology Department All malignant tumors excluding blood cancer Pharmaceutical treatment with drugs (all kinds of anti-cancer drugs) Within
1 week
1 week (Over 90% of patients are treated on an outpatient basis) Within 2 to 4 days  

Children

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Department in Charge Diseases handled Content of Treatment Time from reaching a decision on the treatment regime to initiation of treatment Duration of hospitalization Time from making an appointment to initial consultation Remarks
Ambulatory Care Center for Children Childhood blood cancer Chemotherapy 1 day 6 months Pediatric Department: 0 days
Pediatric Surgery Department: 1 day
Pediatric Department:Same day consultation available
Pediatric Surgery Department:Same day consultation available on Mon., Tues. and Thurs.
Transplantation 4-5 weeks 3 months
Radiation Therapy 2 weeks  
Childhood solid cancer Surgery Within
1 week
1-2 weeks
Chemotherapy 1 day 6 months
Radiation Therapy 2 weeks