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Polaris Hospital’s Oncology Department constitutes of highly experienced and reputed oncologists that have expertise in dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. The Hospital is well equipped with the latest technology and offers comprehensive medical, diagnostic & surgical expertise.
Our Department of Oncology has a comprehensive cancer care programme and an extensive medical team. The focus of the cancer treatment has been on conservation of the involved organ as much as possible, without compromising on safety of the patient thereby ensuring faster recovery time, minimal or no disfiguration, and return to normal life at the earliest.
What is Oncology?
The term oncology literally means a branch of science that deals with tumors and cancers. The word “onco” means bulk, mass, or tumor while “-logy” means study.
Oncology is the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the origin, development, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant neoplasms.
Clinical oncology consists of three primary disciplines:
Medical oncology (the treatment of cancer with medicine, including chemotherapy),
Surgical oncology (the surgical aspects of cancer including biopsy, staging, and surgical resection of tumors).
Radiation oncology (the treatment of cancer with therapeutic radiation).
Treatments & Procedures
There are many types of cancer treatment. The types of treatment that you have will depend on the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is . Various cancer treatments at Polaris hospital:
When used to treat cancer, surgery is a procedure in which a surgeon removes cancer from your body.
Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors.
Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to kill cancer cells.
Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that helps your immune system fight cancer.
Targeted therapy is a type of cancer treatment that targets the changes in cancer cells that help them grow, divide, and spread.
Hormone therapy is a treatment that slows or stops the growth of breast and prostate cancers that use hormones to grow.
Stem Cell Transplant
Stem cell transplants are procedures that restore blood-forming stem cells in cancer patients who have had theirs destroyed by very high doses of chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Precision medicine helps doctors select treatments that are most likely to help patients based on a genetic understanding of their disease.