Every year, around 8 lakh people die of cancer in India, which is over 15% of the total deaths in the country. Cancer is a disease impacting the cells in our body. When cells start to divide uncontrollably and do not die, they form tumours which can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). The growth of these tumours causes changes in the normal functions of our body. Cancer can affect any body part, including blood vessels and lymph nodes and spreads to other body parts. Oncology is the medical branch that deals with cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The word 'oncology' comes from 'onkos', the Greek word which means mass or tumour. Oncology involves treatments for cancer such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, hormone therapy and immunotherapy. It also includes research into new treatments for cancer.
Our Centre of Excellence in Oncology is committed to treating the entire spectrum of cancers at all stages. We have a complete range of clinical specialities in oncology, including surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, radiation therapy and bone marrow transplant. Our experts are adept at diagnosing the most challenging cases and managing the disease, treating it with medications or radiotherapy using the advanced technology at Manipal Hospitals, Gurgaon. We believe in providing quaternary care to our patients, and our specialised experts are aces in this discipline, making us the finest cancer hospital in Gurgaon.
Chemotherapy has been the accepted therapeutic paradigm for the treatment of advanced cancers. This mode of treatment involves the use of systemic chemotherapy drugs which target specific areas where cancer cells grow.Read More
A core biopsy is a procedure where a needle is passed through the skin to obtain a sample of tissue from a mass or lump. The tissue sample is then examined under a microscope for any abnormalities.Read More
Colposcopy is a diagnostic procedure in which a colposcope (a dissecting microscope with various magnification lenses) is used to provide an illuminated magnified view of the cervix, vagina, vulva or anus to identify precancerous and cancerous lesions so that they may be treated early.Read More
This therapy of cancer treatment uses the body's immune system to kill cancer cells. Biological therapy for cancer is used in the treatment of many types of cancer to prevent or slow tumor growth and to prevent the spread of cancer.Read More
Intracavitary chemotherapy involves the injecting of chemotherapy through a tube (catheter), directly into a body cavity. It gives a very high dose of chemotherapy to the tumour, but only a very low dose to the rest of the body. Intracavitary chemotherapy can be injected into the bladder – intravesical, the abdominal cavity – intra peritoneal, or the…Read More
Day care chemotherapy is extended to those patients who have been advised short therapies or cancer procedures that do not require a night stay in hospital. Domiciliary chemotherapy involves making chemotherapy services available to cancer patients in their homes. This is mostly for the elderly who cannot reach the hospital for chemotherapy sessions.Read More
Bone marrow transplant is a procedure where a person's faulty bone marrow stem cells are replaced by healthy ones. Bone marrow transplants are done to treat patients suffering from leukemia, and severe blood diseases such as thalassemias, aplastic anemia, and sickle cell anemia, as well as multiple myeloma and certain immune deficiency diseases.Read More
In order to reach inaccessible tumours, shorten surgery time or to reduce side effects, onco surgeons prescribe the innovative robotic surgery.Read More
A PICC is a thin, flexible tube that is inserted into a vein in the upper arm and guided into a large vein above the right side of the heart called the superior vena cava. It is used to give intravenous fluids, blood transfusions, chemotherapy, and other drugs. Bone marrow aspiration is the removal of a small amount of this tissue in liquid form for…Read More
In some cancer patients, chemotherapy is safely delivered through a standard (or “peripheral”) IV line. Other times, infusions must be administered through a central line catheter, such as a PICC, CVC or port.Read More
Palliative care is the holistic approach to cancer care that addresses the patient as a whole, not just their disease. It also means learning to manage the cancer symptoms and side effects.Read More
Child life specialists focus on the optimal development and well-being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults suffering from cancer. They help in promoting coping skills and minimizing the adverse effects of hospitalization, health care, and other potentially stressful experiences.Read More
Play is a natural part of childhood and is important in child development. Through play therapy children also learn self-control, self respect, to express their feelings, problem solving, communication skills, and to modify problem behaviors. In children afflicted with cancer, play therapy is a comforting tool.Read More
Counseling is an integral element of oncology treatment. A counselor is trained to listen to the patient and the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual problems that he or she might faceRead More
SBRT is also known as stereotactic ablative radiotherapy. This machine administers very high doses of radiation, using several beams of various intensities aimed at different angles to precisely target the tumor.Read More
SRS refers to the precise and focused delivery of a single, high dose of radiation in a single session and has been used to treat various intracranial and skull base lesions.Read More
This is the latest non-invasive, non-melanoma skin cancer treatment option through delivering a precise and calibrated dose of radiation that penetrates just below the skin's surface, only a mere 5 millimeters. It safely and effectively destroys malignant non-melanoma skin cancer cells.Read More
3D-CRT, involves creating 3-D computer images and delivering highly focused radiation to tumors while sparing nearby healthy tissue. 3D-CRT is a type of external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), which is the most common radiation treatment used for cancer of the inner lining of the chest or lungs.Read More
Palliative radiation therapy is one form of palliative therapy which treats the symptoms of the cancer. The radiation is used to shrink a tumor or tumors that are causing the symptoms.Read More
The smart arc machine is designed to provide the tools to create rotational intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) plans using a conventional linear accelerator and a conventional multileaf collimator (MLC). Plans are delivered while the gantry rotates around the patient. The intensity of the radiation is modulated and the shape of the beam is…Read More
For tumors in the thorax and abdomen, reducing the treatment margin for organ motion due to breathing reduces the volume of normal tissues that will be irradiated. ABC apparatus is constructed consisting of 2 pairs of flow monitor and scissor valve, 1 each to control the inspiration and expiration paths to the patient. The patient breathes through…Read More
Brachytherapy involves placing radioactive material inside your body. Brachytherapy is one type of radiation therapy that's used to treat cancer and is sometimes called internal radiation. Brachyvision is a complete 3D treatment planning system that introduces a new paradigm of patient-centric, image-based planning.Read More
Two Linear accelerator – Elekta Precise and Elekta Infinity along with Gamma med brachytherapy system offering complete range of radiation oncology service. Manipal Hospital sports the highly advanced brachytherapy system using precision radiation medicine to work towards a future where all patients can benefit from precise and individually tailored…Read More
IGRT is one of the most advanced innovations in cancer technology available. It uses advanced 2D and 3D imaging to ensure that the positioning of the tumor will match the dose delivery on this state of the art machine. Since tumors can move during treatment because of the patient’s breathing, IGRT allows doctors to locate and track the tumor during…Read More
IMRT is an advanced mode of high-precision radiotherapy that uses computer-controlled linear accelerators to deliver precise radiation doses to a malignant tumor or specific areas within the tumor.Read More
The VMAT is a unique radiation therapy technique that delivers the radiation dose continuously as the machine rotates.
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Brachytherapy treatment involves placing radioactive sources such as a catheter, needle or applicator into a device called an interstitial implant. This device is then inserted into the vagina, uterus or body tissues. The interstitial implant is surgically placed into your pelvis first.Read More
The ICR is a type of internal radiation therapy in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires, or catheters is placed directly into a body cavity such as the chest cavity or the vagina. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays or radioactive particles to kill cancer cells and may be used for cervical cancer treatment.Read More
IGB uses advanced imaging techniques to make brachytherapy more precise, safe, and effective. Brachytherapy is done through four phases that include the placement of hollow catheters or hollow carriers, CT or MRI imaging of the site, computer calculations of the dose distribution, and robotic radiation treatment.Read More
This expansive discipline includes:
- SLNB – Sentinal Lymph Node Biopsy
- MIRP – Minimal Invasive Radio-guided Parathyroid Surgery
- ROLL – Radio-guided Occult Lesion Localisation for CA breast(early breast cancer)Read More
In women who have undergone breast surgery which involved mastectomy or the removal of the breast, breast reconstruction is the best option. Breast reconstruction is to reform or reshape one or both breasts after a mastectomy, or even lumpectomy where the affected portion of the breast is cut away.Read More
The mammogram or an X-ray of the breast is the most effective screening tool for breast cancer. It can detect breast cancer up to two years before the tumor can be felt by you or your doctor. Women aged 40 - 45 or older, or those at average risk of breast cancer should undergo a mammogram annually.Read More
Oncoplastic surgery is a technique that improves cosmetic outcomes in breast cancer patients. Onco plastic surgeons combine breast cancer tumor removal (a lumpectomy or partial mastectomy) and plastic surgery techniques (reconstructive surgery) at the same time of breast conservation surgery.Read More
This involves removing the tumor and some normal tissue around it but not the breast itself. Some lymph nodes under the arm may be removed as well as a part of the chest wall lining if the tumor is near it.Read More
Voice Prosthesis Surgery for CA Larynx A voice prosthesis is the most common way to restore speech after a total laryngectomy surgery to remove your whole voice box. This is usually the result of laryngeal cancer when cancer starts in the voice box (larynx). It is a rare type of head and neck cancer. Tracheo oesophageal puncture (TEP) is the most common…Read More
In complex head and neck cancers, patients tend to lose parts of their facial features to cancerous growth. Micro vascular reconstruction of the face and neck region is the only solution. This highly advanced surgical technique to rebuild the face and neck uses the blood vessels, bone, tissue, as well as muscle and skin from other parts of the body.…Read More
Musculoskeletal oncology specialists treat bone and soft tissue tumors including other musculoskeletal system issues in adults and children. These include the efficient treatment of bone cancer, bone metastases, osteomyelitis, and multipla myeloma.Read More
Proven worldwide, a multidisciplinary approach involving a team of multi-specialists is the standard of care for all cancers. The multidisciplinary Tumour Board at Manipal Hospital provides a forum for cancer specialists to present their cases and discuss the complex nature of the cases with their colleagues across all cancer specialties. This team…Read More
The extremely efficient and effective robotic surgery is known for its efficacy and precision in treating gynaecological cancer cases of all types. This technique is also adopted to perform hysterectomies for uterine fibroids, myomectomies for fibroids, and resections for endometriosis.Read More
For both gastro-intestinal and digestive diseases, minimally invasive robotic surgery has been the benchmark of treatment procedures. Our multidisplinary team of gastro intestinal surgical oncologists and colorectal surgeons are of high calibre in the domain of treatment.Read More
The uncontrolled cell growth in the body causes cancer. Cells grow and divide to make new cells to replace old or damaged ones. Sometimes, this process goes wrong, and an abnormal number of cells form. These new cells can build up in one place to form a mass called a tumour.
Cancer can affect any cell in the body, including those that line organs and blood vessels, muscles, bones and nerves.
Manipal Hospitals, Gurugram has the best oncologist in Gurgaon and offers diagnosis and treatment for all cancer types, including:
Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Cancers
Head and Neck cancers
Bone and Soft-tissue Sarcomas
A core biopsy is a procedure that involves taking small samples of tissue from the inside of the body. The sample is studied to determine if cancer is present and what type of cancer it may be. Core biopsies use a hollow needle or probe inserted into the body through a small incision in the skin (percutaneous). The tool used for this procedure is called a core needle, which can have different diameters depending on the type of tissue sampled. Once inside the body, the core needle passes through one layer of tissue at a time until it reaches the target area. Core biopsy treatment is available at Manipal Hospitals, visit today.
Colposcopy examines the cervix and other parts of the female reproductive tract using an instrument called a colposcope.
Colposcopy detects abnormal changes in cervical cells, which can lead to cancer.
A cancer specialist in Gurgaon inserts a speculum so he or she can observe the vagina and cervix. The doctor will then use a magnifying lens on the end of the colposcope to look closely at any problem areas. If necessary, they will take samples (biopsy) of the suspicious tissue for further testing by pathologists in hospital laboratories.
A mammogram is a screening test to find breast cancer.
A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. The radiologist looks for abnormal areas called tumours, which may be cancer. A mammogram cannot tell for sure whether a tumour is a cancer. Nevertheless, it can find most tumours before the physical screening.
Experts recommended a mammogram every 1-2 years for women aged 40 and older, or as often as every six months for those with breast cancer in their family or if they have had radiation therapy for chest pain or another condition.
Immunotherapy uses the body's immune system to fight cancer. It works by activating or suppressing the patient's immune system to make it more effective at attacking and destroying cancer cells.
Immunotherapy aims to overcome barriers to traditional cancer treatment, such as resistance to chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It does this by activating T cells (white blood cells) which can recognise and attack cancerous cells in the body.
Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy and other treatments such as surgery and radiation therapy help treat cancer.
Chemotherapy is applied when cancer has spread beyond the part of the body where it started. It can also treat types of cancer that have not responded to other types of treatment. Chemotherapy can be via pills, liquids, or injections. The drug absorbs into the bloodstream and travels throughout the body. Some chemotherapy drugs target specific types of cancer cells; others affect all rapidly growing cells in the body. Chemotherapy treatment in Gurugram is available at Manipal Hospitals, visit today.
Intra Cavitary Chemotherapy (ICC) is a treatment for cancer that uses chemicals to kill cancer cells and shrink tumours. ICC inserts the chemicals directly into the tumour by drilling through the skin. The chemicals used come in two forms: a liquid form and a solid form. The solid form goes into a capsule or balloon, which then expands once inside the tumour. In contrast, liquid form goes directly into the tumour with a needle or catheter.
The type of ICC used depends on several factors, including the size and location of the tumour and spread.
Targeted cancer therapy is a treatment that uses a targeted agent to attack cancer cells. These agents bind to specific molecules on the surface of cancer cells, which allows them to distinguish from healthy cells.
Biological therapy is a cancer treatment method that uses the body's immune system to fight cancer cells. Biological therapy aims to improve patients' quality of life, help them live longer, and stop or slow cancer progression.
Biological therapies are in the form of injections, pills, or infusions. They may be given as a single treatment or in combination with other types of treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Bone marrow transplantation replaces diseased or damaged bone marrow with healthy donor cells. Bone marrow transplantation treats people with certain types of cancer and blood diseases, such as leukaemia and sickle cell anaemia.
A bone marrow transplant replaces diseased or damaged bone marrow with healthy donor cells. The donor cells come from a compatible donor by removing some of their blood-forming tissue (called "bone marrow") through an operation called a "bone marrow harvest."
A peripherally inserted central catheter insertion (PICC) is a procedure that inserts a catheter into the vein so that fluids can be withdrawn and infused. PICCs help patients who cannot tolerate the insertion of a traditional central catheter.
Inserted through either the forearm or the wrist, PICC advances into the superior vena cava (SVC). PICCs help patients with cancer who need chemotherapy or other medications delivered over an extended period. Bone marrow aspiration extracts a small part of this tissue in liquid form for biopsy.
Robotic-assisted surgery is a technology that allows surgeons to perform operations on patients with cancer by using a robot. Robotic-assisted surgery treats cancers located deep in the body and difficult to access. These include brain, spine, chest, abdomen and pelvis tumours. A surgeon controls the robot from an operating room where they can see the patient's internal organs with 3D imaging technology. Book an appointment at Manipal Hospitals for the best treatment.
The central line uses a catheter to deliver medications directly into the bloodstream. The surgeon inserts a catheter into a large vein, usually in the neck or chest. The catheter delivers chemotherapy and other medications that require direct injection into the bloodstream. It can also deliver fluids and nutrition to patients unable to eat normally due to illness or injury.
A chemo port is a small, flexible tube placed under the skin of a patient's chest wall. It can administer chemotherapy drugs, which are beneficial to patients who have trouble swallowing pills or cannot tolerate intravenous therapies. The port allows doctors to administer chemotherapy drugs without having to puncture the patient's skin or muscle tissue each time.
Palliative cancer care is a holistic approach to a patient's needs, focusing on managing their symptoms and improving their quality of life. It includes supportive measures like counselling, spiritual guidance, and patient education. Palliative care improves the lives of patients and their families by relieving pain and other distressing symptoms while helping them live as fully as possible.
Child Life Care is a program designed to support the physical, emotional, and social needs of children undergoing cancer treatment. Specially trained child life specialists work closely with the child's medical team to create a plan for the child's care that addresses their needs throughout their cancer journey.
Play therapy is a form of therapy that utilises play and games to facilitate the healing process, particularly in children. Play therapists work with children experiencing trauma, grief, or stress. They use play as a way for children to express themselves, work through their illness and emotions, and develop methods for dealing with adverse situations.
Cancer counselling is a form of counselling that focuses on the emotional aspects of cancer. Cancer counselling helps people cope with cancer diagnosis and treatment by providing support and information about the disease and its treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The goal is to help patients deal with their fears, concerns and questions related to the disease and treatment options.
Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is a type of radiation therapy that uses 3D conformal or intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to treat specific areas of the body. SBRT often treats tumours in the brain, spine, or lungs. It can also treat prostate cancer and liver tumours.
A computer program creates a map of the tumour, and each segment is assigned a different dose of radiation. The radiation happens in a single session; this means there is no need for repeat visits to the hospital or clinic during treatment.
Stereotactic Radio Surgery (SRS) is the use of precise, computer-guided radiation treatment to treat tumours and lesions. SRS is often used to treat tumours deep in the brain inaccessible by other means, such as surgery or chemotherapy.
SRS uses stereotactic techniques—a type of navigation system that allows for accuracy within millimetres—to pinpoint a tumour or lesion and accurately deliver radiation therapy to it without damaging healthy tissue nearby.
Electron therapy is the use of high-energy electrons to treat superficial tumours. The electrons are accelerated by a linear accelerator (linac) and directed to the patient's tumour site. Electron therapy treats skin cancers and superficial tumours such as melanomas, squamous cell carcinomas, and basal cell carcinomas.
Electron therapy uses higher doses of radiation than traditional photon therapy but does not damage healthy tissue as much because it can be targeted more precisely to the tumour site.
3D-CRT cancer treatment is a form of radiation therapy that uses computerised 3D imaging to target cancer cells. It uses multiple radiation beams at different angles aimed at the tumour from different directions. 3-CRT helps to minimise damage to surrounding healthy tissue and reduce side effects.
2D-palliative radiotherapy is a form of radiation therapy that uses high-energy beams to destroy cancerous tissue. 2D-palliative treatment helps treat cancer that has spread beyond the original site, and surgery is not an option. It can also be performed independently as a palliative treatment for cancer to reduce the discomfort.
An active breath hold controller is a device that uses the user's respiratory system to control the operation of some other device. The user can set the desired breathing rate, and the controller regulates the rate at which gas flow delivers to the user.
The controller helps patients to maintain a steady breathing rate without having to pay attention to their respiratory system, helping in cancer treatment procedures.
Smart Arc and Dynamic Cancer Treatment are advanced cancer treatment options that work together to help identify the cancer type and the best treatment possible.
The Smart Arc is a computerised scanning device that analyses body tissue, blood samples, and urine samples to determine the exact nature of cancer. It uses this information to create a personalised treatment plan.
The Dynamic Cancer Treatment helps patients manage their care by providing tools that allow them to track their progress through their personal health history.
Brachytherapy is the use of radiation to treat cancer by implanting radioactive seeds into tumours. It treats prostate, cervix, and other cancers. A surgeon places the seeds of a radioactive material called caesium or iridium-192 in the body near the tumour. Radioactive material is then released from the seeds and travels through nearby tissues and cells, destroying them along the way and killing cancer cells.
Gamma med brachytherapy system and Elekta Precise and Infinity offer a complete package of radiation oncology services. The two linear accelerator uses accurate radiations to make patients benefit from personalised radiotherapy treatments.
Image-guided brachytherapy is a radiation therapy used to treat cancerous tumours in the head and neck and body parts near the prostate.
This treatment involves using a small radioactive source inserted directly into the tumour via a flexible tube called a catheter, which guides it through blood vessels until it reaches its target location. A particular imaging system helps guide the catheter to stay on course and where it needs to go.
Image Guided Radiotherapy is a form of radiotherapy that uses imaging technology to guide the delivery of radiation to a tumour. The most common forms of image-guided radiotherapy are computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET).
Image-guided radiotherapy aims to deliver high doses of radiation to the tumour while minimising damage to healthy tissue using CT scans or PET scans to create a 3D image of the patient's body. Computer programs use them to create a virtual treatment plan. Image-guided radiotherapy is available at Manipal Hospitals, visit today.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is a type of radiation therapy that changes the intensity of the radiation beam depending on the target. Precise targeting helps to ensure that a physician can direct radiation where it is needed and avoid damaging healthy tissue while still being able to treat a patient's cancer.
Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) is a type of radiotherapy treatment for cancer. It uses a particular machine to deliver radiation in a more precise way than conventional 3D conformal radiation therapy.
The machine is programmed to deliver the radiation over several days, allowing doctors to see exactly where the beam goes and how it interacts with the tumour. The therapy lets them target the tumour more accurately and reduce damage to healthy tissue around it.
Interstitial implants are a type of cancer treatment in which doctors insert small radioactive pellets into the patient's body. The pellets are then heated or burned to kill cancer cells.
Interstitial implants are most commonly used for prostate cancer, though they also treat other cancers that have spread throughout the body.
Intra cavitary radiotherapy (ICRT) is a radiation treatment that uses a catheter placed inside the tumour to deliver a direct concentrated dose of radiation to the tumour. The dose-limiting factor does not limit the therapeutic effect of ICRT, so it is possible to deliver a higher dose of radiation than with conventional external beam radiotherapy. ICRT can be used to treat tumours that are located deep within inaccessible areas like the brain or spine.
ICRT is used to treat cancers such as lung cancer, prostate cancer, oesophagal cancer, and head and neck cancers.
Radio Guided Surgery is an advanced form of minimally invasive surgery that uses real-time imaging data to guide surgical instruments. This technique allows surgeons to operate with a higher degree of precision and accuracy while reducing the time it takes to do a procedure.
Breast reconstruction is the process of rebuilding breasts after a mastectomy. The process uses an implant or a flap of tissue from another body part (such as the abdomen).
Breast reconstruction can happen after mastectomy (immediate reconstruction) or months later (delayed reconstruction). In some cases, delayed reconstruction may be more appropriate.
Breast oncoplastic is a type of breast surgery that helps improve the appearance of a woman's breasts after cancer treatment. It can also improve the appearance of breasts that other health conditions have damaged. Breast oncoplastic procedures include surgery to remove excess breast tissue, skin and fat or to add more volume to a woman's breasts using silicone implants.
Breast conservative surgery is a procedure that removes all or part of a breast tumour while preserving the maximum possible healthy tissue. The surgery preserves the patient's ability to breastfeed if they wish to and maintain their ability to undergo future breast cancer treatment.
Voice prosthesis surgery is a procedure that involves creating a new vocal tract to replace the one damaged by cancer, trauma, or congenital disabilities.
Surgeons choose rubber, silicone or fabric depending on the patient's ability to tolerate an implant and their overall health.
Patients with musculoskeletal disorders like arthritis, back pain, muscle spasms and osteoporosis undergo musculoskeletal treatment. The therapy helps treat cancerous conditions affecting the bones, muscles, and other tissues.
Microvascular reconstruction uses microsurgery to reconnect blood vessels with cancerous tissue. This procedure resects tumours or removes lymph nodes and reconstructs blood flow after chemotherapy treatment.
Microvascular reconstruction helps radiation or chemotherapy patients remove cancerous tissue. The goal of microvascular reconstruction is to reconnect the blood vessels in order to preserve organ function and prevent complications from untreated cancer.
Robot-assisted surgery is a specialised form of treating gynaecological cancers that uses robotic technology to guide the surgeon's hand as they operate. The robot's sensors help in detecting and correcting any movement errors or mistakes made by the surgeon.
Robotic cancer surgery for gynaecological cases is more accurate than traditional methods, as there is less risk of damaging nearby organs or tissues during the procedure.
Robotic GI cancer surgeries are a way of performing robotic surgery on the gastrointestinal tract. The robot, under expert guidance, performs complicated surgeries with greater precision than could be achieved by human hands.
Robotic GI cancer surgeries allow for a more precise, less invasive way of removing a tumour from the digestive tract. The surgeon controls a robotic arm's movements with tiny cameras attached to it using a computer. These cameras show the surgeon exactly what they are doing inside the body, allowing them to make decisions quickly and accurately.
Facilities Available at Manipal Hospitals, Gurgaon
Manipal Hospitals has the best cancer doctor in Gurgaon. Our expertise includes:
Experienced oncologists and nurses
Sub-specialities - Surgical, medical, and radiation
Next-gen sequencing-based personalised treatment
Palliative care services
A multidisciplinary tumour board comprises clinicians, pathologists, and radiologists to chart out a personalised treatment plan.
Chemotherapy daycare facility
Personalised diet plans
Telemedicine - Video conferencing-based consulting
Cancer often spreads through the vessels and channels of the body. In the case of certain cancers like soft tissue sarcomas, they spread through the blood vessels. The lymph nodes are also a medium of spreading for certain cancer types such as breast cancer. Cancer can also spread to areas contingent to the organ or tissue of origin.
There are more than 100 types of cancer. The most common types of cancer are cancers of the brain, vocal cord cancer or lung cancer due to smoking, and liver or stomach cancer. Women also commonly suffer from breast or cervix cancer.
Old people are more susceptible to cancer for the simple reason that a lifetime of accumulated unhealthy lifestyle choices (tobacco, cigarettes, excessive alcohol) finally starts presenting in the form of cancer. There are certain people for whom there may be genetic susceptibility and cancer does not always wait until old age to develop.
Cancers, if detected in the early stage are usually curable. However certain types like leukemia and other cancers have a lower curability rate. Also, certain brain tumours have a high growth rate which means the diagnosis usually comes too late for the patient to launch an effective treatment for the disease.
Metastasis is basically the medical term for the spread of cancer. Once again, cancer spreads through blood vessels, lymph channels, or other body fluids. It also spreads to adjacent tissues.
A modern sedentary lifestyle coupled with smoking and weight gain as well as bad food habits such as consuming aerated drinks and saturated fats can all trigger the development of cancer. A purely non-vegetarian diet without much vegetables can also be a trigger for cancer.
The most important thing that needs to be stressed about diet is the need for balance. Other than that, it is generally advised to avoid processed and stored foods and to eat more vegetables.
The first step for a doctor is to conduct a basic physical check for swellings or lumps. This includes a breast examination for women and a tutorial on how to self-examine breasts. Also a basic mammogram and pap smear can be done. An oral cavity examination is often done for men.
CT Scan is not always prescribed because it exposes the individual to radiation. It is usually recommended after something suspicious turns up during a physical examination.
As Dr. Vardhiraja stresses, lifestyle choices and awareness of cancer, as well as an early stage diagnosis are very important towards preventing or beating this disease.
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The answer is NO. Cancer is not a contagious disease.
The most common symptoms include:
A lump in the breast, armpit, or groin area
Bleeding from the breast
A change in the size or shape of a wart-like growth
Unexplained weight loss
Unexplained chills and night sweats
Unexplained weakness or fatigue
Cough up blood
Pain in bones or joints that lasts longer than expected after an injury.
Yes, but only in some cases (such as breast, colon and prostate cancers). Some people are more likely to get certain types of cancer because they have inherited genes that make them susceptible to certain cancers.
Eating healthy foods and exercising are known to reduce the risk of cancer.
Hair loss is a common side effect of cancer treatment. In most cases, the hair will grow back after treatment ends.
Cancer is not a single disease, but many different ones. Understanding this, Manipal Hospitals is committed to partnership and patient-centred care, and hence, collaborates and works with every patient to identify the optimal treatment plan and care to given them the best odds to beat cancer. Contact us to know more about cancer care and book an appointment with one of our Oncologists today.