The oncology treatments has a comprehensive cancer care programme that follows trans-disciplinary and multi-modality approach in the field of adult and pediatric oncology. We have multi disciplinary teams comprising medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, physicians of nuclear medicine and a whole host of technicians working together to assess situations and diagnose patients before dispensing cutting edge treatment such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, concurrent chemoradiation, stereotactic radio surgery and so on.
What is Cancer?
We all know that the human body (and basically any living body) is made up of a wide array of cells. These cells are the foundation of all life. Over time, they grow old, die and are replaced with new cells. Occasionally, cells may start to grow at an alarming, uncontrollable rate. They reproduce in large numbers and they form a mass. This mass is known as a tumour.
A tumour which will grow and spread is dangerous to the human body and is therefore termed malignant. One which grows but isn’t dangerous (and does not spread) is known as a benign tumour. Some cancers tend not to form masses but are simply large numbers of cells which spread through the body.
Types of Cancer
While there are many forms of cancer, the major types are four in number and they affect various parts of the body.
This has its beginnings in the skin covering the surface of glands and internal organs. They are the most common form of cancer and they typically form solid tumours. Breast, prostate, lung and colorectal cancers are all carcinomas.
This is a cancer of the blood, due to which it doesn’t form a mass. It occurs when healthy blood cells metamorphosis and grow uncontrollably. Since they are in the bloodstream, they spread quickly. Four major kinds of leukaemia are acute lymphocytic leukaemia, chronic lymphatic leukaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia and chronic myeloid leukaemia.
Beginning in those tissues which support and connect the body, sarcomas may develop in fat, muscles, nerves, tendons, joints, blood or lymph vessels, cartilage and bone.
A lymphoma, as the name implies, is a cancer in the lymphatic system which is a network of glands and vessels which help the body fight infection. The two major types of lymphomas are Hodgkins lymphoma and non-Hodgkins lymphoma. We can offer a wide variety of treatments for leukaemia including those such as radio immunotherapy.