Medical Oncology

Medical Oncology

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Highly qualified and dedicated full time medical Oncologists

  • Complete expertise in the management of haematological malignancies
  • Personalised chemotherapy to individualise chemo treatment for every patient
  • Efficient and updated with the newest technologies and practices including targeted therapy & immunotherapy
  • Exclusive day care chemotherapy ward
  • Molecular and targeted therapy for cancers
  • Immunotherapy for cancer
  • Hormonal therapy for hormone dependant malignancies like Breast and Prostate
  • Expert care including Dedicated ICU for care of Patients on chemotherapy- if necessary

What is chemotherapy?

  • Chemotherapy is the use of drugs that destroy cancer cells.
  • There are many different kinds of chemotherapy medicines that may be used in different ways.
  • The type of medicine that a patient receives and how often it is needed will depend on the type of cancer, its response to treatment and how the body copes throughout the treatment process
  • Chemotherapy can be delivered in a number of different ways, including orally, inserted into the vein or directly into the area affected by cancer.
  • Patients will usually receive chemotherapy in multiple cycles over a certain amount of time

How does chemotherapy work?

Chemotherapy works by killing cells that are rapidly dividing.

While this is effective in attacking cancer cells, chemotherapy also targets normal healthy cells that are rapidly dividing.

However, unlike cancer cells, normal cells can repair the damage and recover

Is there any side effects?

  • Chemotherapy works by attacking cancer cells, however in the process few healthy cells are also damaged.
  • This is what causes many of the common side effects of chemotherapy, which are often temporary.
  • The side effects experienced will vary depending on specific chemotherapy medicines and how body tolerates the treatment.

What is Immunotherapy?

  • The immune system helps body fight infections and other diseases, including cancer, by detecting and destroying abnormal cells that have become cancerous.
  • Immunotherapy in its various forms can either boost the immune system to help it fight the cancer, or make it easier for immune system to identify cancer cells and destroy them
  • The different types of Immunotherapies are Cancer vaccines, monoclonal antibodies and Checkpoint Inhibitors
  • Immunotherapies have lesser side effects than chemotherapy

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