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Medical Oncology

Medical Oncology

It is indeed a matter of great pride and relief that in the present times, Cancer is no longer dreaded as an incurable disease. This is due to radical advancements in the realm of cancer treatment, combined with a significant improvement in medical infrastructure and better knowledge and awareness about the ways to prevent, tackle and cure this disease. Early detection and advanced diagnostic procedures have resulted in a comparatively better survival rate amongst those affected by cancer.

This is aptly demonstrated by S.L Raheja Hospitals (A Fortis Associate), one of the top cancer hospital in Mumbai in the country known for its accurate cancer diagnosis and world-class cancer treatment with the best cancer specialists.

Cancer treatment is divided into 3 parts Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology.

Oncology Services At S L Raheja

A wide range of treatments and procedures are available at S L Raheja for effective cancer care and management.

Some of the notable treatments for cancer are:

  1. Radiation Therapy

    Radiation therapy uses high-energy, controlled radiation to treat cancer or to reduce the pain and other symptoms. S.L Raheja Hospital uses cutting edge equipment that can target the radiation beam directly and solely on the cancer cells, whilst leaving the surrounding healthy cells untouched.

  2.  Immunotherapy

    It is a form of treatment that uses substances manufactured by the body or in a laboratory to fight cancer by strengthening the body’s immune system. Some of the types of immunotherapy include oncolytic virus therapy, T-cell therapy, cancer vaccines and tumour-agnostic therapies.

  3. Bone Marrow

    This is a procedure used to collect the bone marrow located inside the bones and is used to diagnose bone and marrow diseases as well as some cancers.

  4. Chemotherapy

    This treatment involves using powerful chemicals or drugs to kill fast-growing cancer cells in the body.

  5. Hormonal Therapy

    Also known as endocrine therapy, this procedure helps reduce the cancer symptoms by either inhibiting the body’s ability to synthesize hormones or by interfering with the way hormones behave in the body.

  6. Cryotherapy

    This is a minimally invasive procedure which freezes the prostate tissue resulting in the death of cancer cells and is sometimes used as an alternative to prostatectomy (removal of the prostate gland)

  7.  Lumpectomy

    In this treatment, the “lump” or the breast tumour and some of the normal tissue surrounding it is removed.

  8. Mastectomy

    This is the removal of the entire breast as a way to prevent or treat breast cancer.

  9. Gamma Knife Radiosurgery

    It delivers a single, large dose of radiation to a specific region in the brain with surgical precision in order to stop the reproduction of cancer cells. The advantage of this method is that the absence of incision removes the risk of bleeding and infection and also results in reduced side effects.

  10. Colectomy

    Also known as bowel resection, this surgery removes part of or the entire colon and is used to treat conditions such as bowel obstruction, colon cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative colitis and others.

  11.  Brachytherapy

    This involves injecting radioactive material directly into the body and has fewer side-effects compared to external beam radiation. This method is used to treat many types of cancers including eye cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, brain cancer and many others.

  12. Tomotherapy

    It is a form of IMRT which is used to treat multiple metastases simultaneously, besides treating luproceduresng, breast and prostate cancers.

What are the important tests that are conducted to detect cancer?

S.L Raheja is one of the premier cancer hospitals in Mumbai offering the complete spectrum of cancer services, including pre-emptive measures such as public education and medical aspects such as screening, pain management and post-operative care. We recognize that an integral aspect of being at the forefront of cancer treatment and research is our expertise in terms of faculty, a comprehensive treatment plan or programme designed for different types of cancers, as well as our ability to employ a multi-disciplinary approach by engaging the faculty from different departments in order to provide a holistic, inclusive care.

We strive to offer the best cancer treatment in Mumbai and the country at affordable prices in our efforts to bring the entire general population within the ambit of our cancer treatment programme.

Facilities At S.L Raheja

  • Dedicated chemotherapy centre with specially trained staff
  • Eight specialists in the field of Onco medicine and 19 Onco-surgery experts
  • State-of-the-art laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery
  •  Equipped with facilities for latest scanning and diagnostic processes including Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scan
  • Nuclear Medicine Scanning
  • Ultrasound, X-rays and other radiographic tests
  • PAP and PSA tests for cervical and prostate cancers

Role of Medical Oncologist

  • Diagnosis
  • Planning of treatment
  • Planning of Chemotherapy protocol
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted
  • Hormonal
  • Supportive Care

Recent Advances in the medical line of treatment have changed the Therapeutic landscape and revolutionized the treatment of cancer.

S. L. Raheja Hospital, have the highly qualified and expert team, who provide international standard treatments as per worldwide recommended guidelines. We believe in evidence-based medical practice.

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