Medical Oncology deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of cancer using Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Hormonal Therapy and Targeted in an effective manner. Medical Oncology usually works in conjunction with Surgical Oncology or Radiation Oncology to give the best clinical outcomes.
Haematology is the study of blood and body tissues that make it. Thus haematology oncology is the study of blood related cancers that accounts to approximately 10% of all cancers. At CARE Hospitals, the Heamato Oncology department has an expert team for diagnosis and treatment of blood diseases. They treat blood cancers, including conditions of leukaemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other disorders.
Surgical oncology is the use of surgery to treat cancer. Surgery can be used by itself to treat the cancer or it can be done with other treatments. Not all cancers can be treated with surgery. In the case of blood cancers (leukemia), there is no “mass” to remove with surgery. In some cases, the patient may not be healthy enough to have surgery. For others, the tumor may not be able to be safely removed without causing problems for the patient. CARE surgeons have extensive experience in delivering comprehensive treatment of cancer. They perform a full range of cancer surgery and reconstructive procedures. Common surgical procedures include:
Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that involves the controlled use of radiation to treat cancer either for cure, or to reduce pain and other symptoms caused by cancer. Radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy) is the term used to describe the actual treatment delivered by the radiation oncology. The technology used in radiation oncology is constantly improving. Recent advances have benefited many patients with cancer, resulting in higher cure rates, fewer side effects, shorter treatments and improved quality of life. The Department of Radiation Oncology offers cutting edge technology with clinical expertise encompassing the full spectrum of oncology services.
Brachytherapy is the delivery of intra cavitary and interstitial radiotherapy using radioactive sources. The unit is equipped with micro Selection PDR Brachytherapy machine, capable of delivering pulsed dose rate therapy (PDR). Brachytherapy is used to deliver radiotherapy in cancers of the cervix, endometrium, lung, oesophagus and others. The brachytherapy suite is attached to a dedicated operation theatre suitable for brachytherapy procedures.
The Radiation Oncology department has an advanced PET-CT scanner, which helps in diagnostic imaging as well as radiotherapy planning. Two experienced nuclear medicine consultants and a technical enable accurate diagnostic services.