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Oncology Treatment in India

Oncology

Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The term oncology originates from the Greek word onkos meaning bulk or tumor while “-logy” means study. The most important diagnostic tool remains the clinical history of the patient. Common symptoms that point towards cancer include fatigue, weight loss, unexplained anemia, fever of unknown origin etc.

Oncology depends on diagnostic tools like biopsy or removal of bits of the tumour tissue and examining it under the microscope. Other diagnostic tools include endoscopy for the gastrointestinal tract, imaging studies like X-rays, CT scanning, MRI scanning, ultrasound and other radiological techniques, Scintigraphy, Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography, Positron emission tomography and nuclear medicine techniques etc.

Biopsy : A biopsy is a procedure to remove a piece of tissue or a sample of cells from possible area of malignancy so that it can be analyzed in a laboratory.

Endoscopy: Endoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to view the inside of a person’s body.

X-Ray, CT scan, Ultrasound: These are radiological techniques used to examine the patient.
Blood Tests: Pathological examination like blood tests is a common technique to diagnose cancer.
Scintigraphy, Positron emission tomography – These are methods of nuclear medicine used to diagnose cancer.

Scintigraphy, Positron emission tomography – These are methods of nuclear medicine used to diagnose cancer.

Types of Treatment

There are many types of cancer treatment. The types of treatment that you receive will depend on the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is.

The main types of cancer treatment include:

Surgery

Describes how surgery is used to treat cancer. Includes information about what you can expect before, during, and after surgery.

Radiation Therapy

Describes how radiation therapy is used to treat cancer. Includes information about the types of radiation, side effects, and what you can expect from treatment.

Chemotherapy

Describes how chemotherapy is used to treat cancer. Includes information about what to expect during treatment and tips for managing diet needs and working during treatment.

Immunotherapy

Describes how immunotherapy helps your immune system fight cancer. Includes information about the types of immunotherapy and what you can expect during treatment.

Targeted Therapy

Information about the role that targeted therapies play in cancer treatment. Includes how targeted therapies work against cancer, who receives targeted therapies, common side effects, and what to expect when having targeted therapies.

Hormone Therapy

Describes how hormone therapy slows or stops the growth of breast and prostate cancers that use hormones to grow. Includes information about the types of hormone therapy and side effects that may happen.

Stem Cell Transplant

Describes how stem cell transplants are used in cancer treatment. Includes information about the types of transplants and what to expect when receiving a transplant.

Precision Medicine

Information about the role that precision medicine plays in cancer treatment. Includes how genetic changes in a person’s cancer are identified and may be used to select treatments that are most likely to help them.

Some people with cancer will have only one treatment. But most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy. When you need treatment for cancer,

Facilities in Hospitals

Alphine life associated hospitals have  dedicated oncology centre for the treatment of all types and forms of cancer. The Hospital cancer centre is well equipped with state of art modern sophisticated machines and other facilities. The hospital provides high quality oncology services at affordable cost.