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Overview

Cancer is best defined as an abnormal cell growth which divides uncontrollably and destroys body tissue. Due to its uncontrollable growth, it may invade or spread to other parts of the body. Combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy is often required to cure cancer which greatly improves the chances of cure and reduces the risk of recurrence. One of the best oncologists of Gleneagles Global Health City in Chennai guarantees continuity of care and offers the right diagnostic for cancer care and also treating complex conditions.

As one of the best hospitals for treatment of cancer in South Asia, located in Chennai, we use best-in-class technology and instruments/machines required for the oncology lab and ensure that our patients are treated with utmost care using the most appropriate treatment protocols. Even though the conditions may be critical, the department is staffed with trained technicians and physicians who provide the best treatment for most favorable outcomes.

Oncology department provides the following services:

  • Medical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Haemato Oncology
  • Interventional Oncology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Pain and Palliative Care

We at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai understand the importance of your problem and provide you with the best of services in the present day.

We are amongst the best hospitals for treatment of cancer in South Asia, located in Chennai with many years of experience in this field, treating thousands of patients each year. Our facility is well furnished with the latest technology machines to provide the best of service and care to victims.

Why choose Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai?

  • Excellent Doctors

Meet with our team of highly skilled, compassionate and knowledgeable doctors, who aim to be there for you when you need them the most. We strive hard to offer a healthy tomorrow to most of our patients, and we achieve this with the support of our amazing staff.

  • State-of-the-art Infrastructure

We have streamlined processes, advanced technologies, world-class infrastructure, and are specialized and interdisciplinary care. We also aim to meet every patient's health needs, and are perennially committed to your well-being.

  • Cutting-edge Technology

At Gleneagles Global Hospitals we are keen on providing global access to advanced healthcare. Our facility is equipped with high-precision technologies and top gadgets that gives you a world class healthcare experience. Our commitment to personalized care matches our exceptional medical expertise.

Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for cancer treatment in South Asia, located in Chennai. We have top oncology specialists that help in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer to get the right diagnosis for this disease.

At Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai, we have diagnostic labs that are equipped with the finest equipment including the latest scanning machines and high resolution Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT). We have few amongst the best and skilled oncologists that play an essential role in error reduction by procuring high-quality specimens, providing quick follow-up on test results and advocating second opinions on the pathology diagnosis when required. We offer diagnostic services like pathology, biopsy, radiology, nuclear medicine, endoscopy and colposcopy.

Colposcopy

A medical diagnostic procedure which examines an illuminated, magnified view of the cervix as well as the vagina and vulva is known as Colposcopy. Discernible characteristics of many pre-malignant lesions and malignant lesions can be detected through the examination.

Endoscopy

It helps to observe an internal organ or tissue in detail by inserting a long, thin tube directly into the body. It is also used to carry out other tasks which include imaging and minor surgery. These tubes are minimally invasive which can be inserted into the openings of the body such as the mouth or anus.

Biopsy

It is a medical test which is performed by a surgeon, interventional radiologist, or an interventional cardiologist. It involves extraction of sample cells or tissues for examination which helps to determine the presence or extent of a disease.

Pathology

The study of the causes and effects of disease or injury is known as Pathology. Pathology is a study which is done by a pathologist who examines a tissue section for evidence of cancerous cells while a surgeon observes.

Radiology

Radiology is the medical discipline to treat diseases within the bodies of both humans and animals by using medical imaging to diagnose.

A variety of imaging techniques are used to diagnose or treat diseases such as:

  • X-ray radiography
  • Ultrasound
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty for diagnosis and treatment of diseases by using the application of radioactive substances. In the process, the radiation emitting from within the body are recorded rather than radiation that is generated by external sources like X-rays.

Gleneagles Global Health City is one of the best hospitals for the treatment of cancer in South Asia, located in Chennai which has one of the best oncologists that specializes in cancer care. These specialists perform medical and surgical treatment, who also often deal with advanced forms of cancer disease in patients.

The Department of Oncology at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai has one of the best team of heart cancer specialists, cancer doctors & cancer surgeons to deliver best treatment for cancers like breast cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, oral cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, blood cancer, thyroid cancer, brain tumour, etc. Our cancer specialist, cancer doctors, cancer surgeons, oncologists are highly experienced and well-trained surgeons and consultants.

What are the different types of cancers treated at Gleneagles Global Health City?

Breast Cancer
The cancer that develops from breast tissue is Breast cancer.
Signs of breast cancer:
● A lump in the breast
● Change in breast shape
● Dimpling of the skin
● Fluid or liquid coming from the nipple
● Newly-inverted nipple
● Red or scaly patch of skin

Oral Cancer
The cancer that develops in the tissues of the mouth or throat is known as Oral cancer. The squamous cells found in your mouth, tongue, and lips are the most common place oral cancer develops.

Brain Cancer
A growth of abnormal cells in the brain which is cancerous or non-cancerous mass is known as brain cancer.
Symptoms of brain cancer includes:
● New or increasingly strong headaches
● Blurred vision
● Loss of balance
● Confusion and seizures
There may be no symptoms in some cases.

Colorectal Cancer
The development of cancer from the colon or rectum (parts of the large intestine) is known as Colorectal cancer (CRC), which is also known as bowel cancer, colon cancer, or rectal cancer.

Blood Cancer
Blood Cancer affects the blood-forming tissues which hinders the body’s ability to fight infection.

Uterine Cancer
Uterine Cancer, also known as endometrial cancer, begins in the uterus. The layer of cells that form the lining (endometrium) of the uterus is where endometrial cancer begins.

Thyroid tumour
Cancer of the thyroid, the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck is known as Thyroid tumour. There are no symptoms observed in a few people but others may notice a lump in the neck.
Treatments for Thyroid tumour are:
● Surgery
● Hormone therapy
● Radioactive iodine
● Radiation
● Chemotherapy

Lung Cancer
Cancer that occurs in people who usually smoke and it begins in the lungs.
Treatments vary but may include:
● Surgery
● Chemotherapy
● Radiation therapy
● Targeted drug therapy
● Immunotherapy

Oesophageal Cancer
When abnormal cells in the food pipe (oesophagus) grow in an uncontrolled way is known as Oesophageal cancer. The oesophagus or the gullet is the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach.

Stomach Cancer
A buildup of abnormal cells that form a mass in part of the stomach is called Stomach cancer, or gastric cancer.
Treatment options include:
● Surgery
● Medication
● Radiation
● Chemotherapy.

Cervical Cancer
Cancer arising from the cervix is called Cervical cancer. The reason for cervical cancer is due to the abnormal growth of cells that have the ability to invade or spread to other parts of the body.

What are the different types of cancer treatment procedure or cancer surgeries that are performed at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai?

  • Oncoplasty

Breast cancer patients can opt for oncoplastic surgery to improve cosmetic outcomes. At the same time of breast conservation surgery, the surgeon will combine breast cancer tumor removal (a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy) and plastic surgery techniques (reconstructive surgery).

  • Radical Mastectomy

Radical mastectomy is a treatment for breast cancer which involves surgical procedure for removal of breast, underlying chest muscle (including pectoralis major and pectoralis minor), and lymph nodes of the axilla.

  • Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy is a surgical diagnostic procedure which is also known as diagnostic laparoscopy, is used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It’s a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure that requires only small incisions.

  • Thyroidectomy

A thyroidectomy is an operation where all 0r part of the thyroid gland is surgical removed. It is often performed when a patient has thyroid cancer or some other condition of the thyroid gland (such as hyperthyroidism) or goiter by a endocrine or head and neck surgeons.

  • VATS Lobectomy

VATS lobectomy is the same as thoracotomy which allows surgeons to carry out exactly the same operation within the chest, but it is done through 3-4 small incisions without rib spreading rather than the large incision with rib spreading that a thoracotomy entail.

  • Combined Thoracoscopic and Laparoscopic Oesophagectomy

Combined thoracoscopic and laparoscopic minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal carcinoma with smaller trauma is a safe and reliable option which can done by shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, less pain and better appearance, especially for the elderly and those with poor lung function.

  • LAR surgery

LAR treats cancer of the rectum through surgical means. The part of your rectum which contains the cancer is removed while the remaining part of your rectum is reconnected to your colon which allows you to move your bowels in the usual way.

  • APR surgery

Abdominoperineal resection (APR) is used to remove rectal cancer that lies close to the anus by a standard surgical procedure. The anus is removed with the cancer through an APR procedure and forms a colostomy by attaching the cut end of the large bowel to the abdominal wall.

  • Bone marrow transplant

A bone marrow transplant is a surgical procedure which replaces the  bone marrow that has been damaged or destroyed by disease, infection, or chemotherapy. Bone marrow transplant involves transplanting blood stem cells which travel to the bone marrow where they produce new blood cells and promote growth of new marrow.

  • IMRT

An advanced type of radiation therapy used to treat cancer and noncancerous tumors is Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).  It manipulates photon and proton beams of radiation to conform to the shape of a tumor by using advanced technology.

  • Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection

The idea behind sentinel node dissection is to remove only the one node that is most likely to have it, instead of removing 10 or more lymph nodes and analyzing all of them to look for cancer. If the one node which is removed is clean, chances are the other nodes have not been affected.

Cancer is an abnormal cell growth which divides uncontrollably and destroys body tissue. Due to its uncontrollable growth, it may invade or spread to other parts of the body. We have a few of the best oncologists in South Asia, located out of Chennai for treating cancer providing an unparalleled patient experience and care.

The Department of Oncology at Gleneagles Global Health City, Chennai has one of the best team of heart cancer specialists, cancer doctors & cancer surgeons to deliver best treatment for cancers like breast cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, oral cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, blood cancer, thyroid cancer, brain tumour, etc.  You will have access to a team of best doctors for treatment of different types of cancer.  Our cancer specialist, cancer doctors, cancer surgeons, oncologists are highly experienced and well-trained surgeons and consultants. We also ensure that our patients receive a total program of care from all other allied specialists who work together in your journey to recovery.

Dr S. Rajasundaram

MS. (Gen. Sur), DNB, M.Ch. (Surgical Oncology), FAIS, FAMS

Director – Institute of Oncology

Dr M.P. Ram Prabu

MBBS, MD (Gen Medicine), DM (Medical Oncology)

Senior Consultant - Medical Oncologist

Dr Ponni Sivaprakasam

MBBS, MRCPCH (London)

Senior Consultant – Pediatric oncology

Dr Deepa Chegu

MBBS, DMRD

Senior Consultant- Breast Imaging & Interventions

Dr Rajeswari S

MBBS, DNB, OG

Consultant - Preventive Oncologist & Colposcopy Specialist

Dr V Balasundaram

MD (Radio Therapy)

Senior Consultant – Radiation Oncology

Dr K Sathiya

MBBS, DNB (Radiation Oncology)

Junior Consultant

Dr Varadharajan

MBBS, MS, FMAS

Junior Consultant – Surgical Oncology

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