Oncology and Hematology Department

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Oncology and Hematology Department


The Cancer Care Unit is one of the leading and distinguished medical departments in Istishari Arab Hospital. The unit is led by an integrated medical staff specializing in cancer treatment and oncology surgeons. The Department of Oncology specializes in treating all cancerous tumors.

The Cancer defined as “the group of diseases distinguished by an uncharacteristic growth of unhealthy cells”. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second largest cause of global deaths, as cancer rates within rise; the disease has been recognized as a major health problem within the region. As a result, the department of oncology and hematology has become a specialized unit.

Medical Services

Diagnosis & treatment

The Cancer Treatment department is a leading facility dedicated to providing a comprehensive array of oncological and hematological services for cancers and blood disorders, in addition to providing care for all cancer patients including outpatients, inpatients, emergency cases  and cases that need daily care. Moreover, the center offers screening, diagnosis, treatment and care for adults and pediatric patients, in both respective fields.

The primary task of an oncologist involves successfully diagnosing a cancer, also known as malignant tumors or neoplasms. Methods of diagnosis vary but typically include endoscopies, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds. Cancer management solutions depend on the subtype of the cancer.

Many cancer treatments are available. The treatment options depend on several factors, such as the type and stage of your cancer,

Cancer treatment modalities include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Reconstructive surgeries
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Radiation Oncology Services

The department of Hematology and Oncology at the Istishari Arab Hospital provides many medical services for treating and diagnosing diseases, including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of cancer with different diagnostic methods.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of leukemia and lymphomas.
  • Follow-up of the therapeutic and rehabilitative treatment measures and procedures required by the patient.
  • Perform ambulatory surgery and chemotherapy treatment for oncology patients.
  • Provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms for cancer patients
  • Replace diseased or damaged marrow with new stem cells (Bone Marrow Transplant)



The department of oncology is paired with the hematology department. Hematology concerns the study and treatment of blood related malignancies and diseases, such as leukemia, sickle-cell anemia, hemophilia and lymphoma. Concerning hematology, all diseases, whether benign or malignant, including but not limited to clotting and bleeding problems, blood count issues, hereditary problems and hemochromatosis, will be professionally treated. Hematological specialists largely treat parts of the body that are directly involved with the flow of blood cells, such as the spleen, lymphoid tissues and the lymph nodes.


Our Oncologists and Hematologists focus on preventative measures, including effective screening and early diagnosis to help reduce the suffering caused by cancer and hematological diseases. It is crucial to maintain regular check-ups, as often, symptoms can be subtle and will only appear when the cancer has grown to a large size. The earlier on a cancer is diagnosed, the more likely a treatment will be effective. With cancers, such as breast and prostate, a screening can actually detect cancerous growths called polyps, which can be removed and consequently eliminate the spread altogether.

The mission of the Oncology Department is to provide excellence in cancer care through outstanding programs that integrate quality patient care, prevention of cancer, education and research. We are highly motivated to educate others, explore ways to prevent cancer and recruit and retain the best people by creating a culture that encourages, rewards and protects employees. Our priority is to assure that all those at risk for and affected by cancer have access to the highest quality care


Screening and early detection

The oncology and hematology unit is the expert provider of wellness packages for men and women. It is recommended that men engage in regular check-ups from the age of 50.

For women age 40 and over, annual breast cancer screening using mammograms is recommended. However, for individuals where a family history of cancer exists, an earlier start is recommended.


Common Cancer Symptoms and Signs in Men and Women:

  • Fever
  • General fatigue
  • Wight loss
  • Changes concerning the skin
  • Uncharacteristic bleeding
  • Continuous indigestion
  • Dysphagia (swallowing problems)
  • Discoloration within the mouth
  • Bowel movement and bladder function
  • Tissue lumping within various parts of the body
  • Swollen lymph nodes


The Department of Oncology and Hematology at the Istishari Hospital is fully equipped with the most modern medical equipments, and a sufficient number of beds that have been prepared to cope with large numbers of patients. The Oncology departments has 15 inpatient beds in addition to 4 isolation beds, and the day treatment unit (DTU) provides 36 medical patient chairs. Moreover, The department of Bone Marrow Transplants contains 4 inpatient bed and other 4  isolation beds. The department also provides special clinics for daily care, examination and early detection of cancers, which include:


Female Care Clinic


  • Breast  Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer


Male Care Clinic


  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Lung Cancer


Curable Cancer

The Oncology Department treats many curable types of cancer, which are:

  • Adnexal tumors
  • Adrenal cancer
  • Ampullary cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Brain tumor
  • Breast cancer
  • Cancer of the ureter
  • Carcinoid syndrome
  • Carcinoid tumors
  • Carcinoma of unknown primary
  • Cervical cancer
  • Chondrosarcoma
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia
  • Colon cancer
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
  • Desmoid tumors
  • Desmoplastic small round cell tumors
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esthesioneuroblastoma
  • Ewing’s sarcoma
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs)
  • Germ cell tumors
  • Glioma
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Hurthle cell cancer
  • Inflammatory breast cancer
  • Invasive lobular carcinoma
  • Islet cell cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liposarcoma
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Male breast cancer
  • Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors
  • Melanoma
  • Meningioma
  • Merkel cell carcinoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mouth cancer
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 1 (MEN 1)
  • Myelofibrosis
  • Nasal and paranasal tumors
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Paraneoplastic syndromes of the nervous system
  • Peripheral nerve tumors
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary tumor
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Salivary gland cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Small bowel cancer
  • Soft palate cancer
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Solitary fibrous tumor
  • Spinal cord tumor
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
  • Stomach cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Tongue cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Vertebral tumor

Head Of Oncology and Hematology Department

Dr. Feras Elayan

Dr. Feras Elayan is a specialist in treating cancerous tumors and is currently working as the head of the oncology department at the Istishari Arab Hospital - Ramallah.

Dr. Elayan graduated from the Faculty of Medicine from the Ukrainian Odessa University - Ukraine and finished his specialty in oncology from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital - Jerusalem, as well as obtained the Palestinian Board in the treatment of solid tumors.

Dr. Feras Elayan joined the fellowship program in the treatment of oncology at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem - Jerusalem, where he worked in the treatment of tumors and radiation.

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