Cancer is potentially curable if diagnosed and treated in early stages. Even in late stages where cure may not be possible patient can be treated to have meaningful life with disease. Correct diagnosis and management is of paramount importance. Oncologists can literally be referred to as cancer fighters, they help in diagnosis of the cancer, help in staging the cancer and grading the aggressive nature of the cancer. 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..
Healthway Hospital provides cancer screening which can detect particular changes and early signs of cancer before it develops or before any symptoms emerge.
Healthway Hospital provides state-of-the-art cancer care in a welcoming environment, for the patient and his/her family to focus on healing. We use leading technology to aggressively treat cancer. At the same time, we offer support to the patient with other therapies such as nutrition, pain management, onco rehabilitation, mind body medicine, among many others. We leave no stone unturned in handholding every cancer patient during their journey from being a Cancer Victim to a Cancer Survivor.
We have dedicated oncology nurses who are trained to handle chemotherapy drugs to avoid any errors. We have chemotherapy daycare facility too, which allows us to give chemotherapy on outpatient basis where patient comes in the morning and can go back home the same day.
Medical Oncology is one of the three pillars of cancer treatment along with surgery and radiotherapy. It deals with treatment of cancer using drugs which kill cancer cells. Aims of the treatment include cure, prolongation of life, relief of symptoms and providing good quality of life, depending on the extent of disease at presentation. Recent years have seen the advent of several new chemotherapy drugs and also targeted therapy to help achieve the above-mentioned aims. Medical Oncology involves treating cancer using the following drugs: Chemotherapy: These are drugs which kill cancer cells or stop their growth. However, they also act on normal body cells, thus leading to side effects. Targeted Therapy: These drugs target cancer cells specifically, sparing normal cells, thus limiting side effects. Hormonal Therapy: This involves use of hormonal agents for prevention and treatment of certain cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer.
At Healthway, patients get high quality treatment for cancer and excellent supportive care in the form of palliative care services. Efforts are made to ensure that the patients get good pain relief, good symptom management in keeping with the international standards of care.