The Department of Surgical Oncology :
Surgical oncology is the branch of surgery which focuses on the surgical management of cancer.
The specialty of surgical oncology has evolved in steps similar to medical oncology, which grew out of hematology, and radiation oncology, which grew out of radiology.The area of expertise is coming to its own by the success of combined treatment with chemotherapy, radiation, and targeted biologic treatments. The proliferation of cancer centers will continue to popularize the field, as will developments in minimally invasive techniques, palliative surgery, and neo-adjuvant treatments.
Oncology is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis of cancer and therapies including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other modalities. After successful treatment an oncologist will follow up and offer palliative care of patients with terminal malignancies.
MEDICAL ONCOLOGY -
Cancer was once considered to be an incurable disease leading to a certain death. Recent advances in medical field has revolutionised our outlook towards the disease. There are thousands of happy cancer survivors who symbolize the victory of medical science over cancer. Numerous cancer research studies are emerging with promising opportunities in palliation and cure of the disease.
The Medical Oncology centre at Lifeline Hospital offers comprehensive cancer care, featuring dedicated, skilled, and compassionate doctors, supported by the latest equipments, technology and facilities for outpatient and inpatient cancer treatment, prevention, screening, research, and education.
Evidence based chemotherapy using the latest drugs based on internationally accepted guidelines to ensure world class treatment.
- Targeted therapy (such as small molecules and monoclonal antibodies) that specifically target cancer cells while sparing normal cells. This results in better cancer kills with minimal side effects.
- Concurrent chemo-radiotherapy with radiation that helps to make the latter more effective
- Neo-adjuvant chemotherapy that reduces the extent of surgery or radiation and is valuable in organ preservation - breast, limbs, urinary bladder, oesophagus (food tube) and larynx (voice box) are some of the organs that need no longer be removed surgically to treat cancer.
Lifeline Hospital offers many clinical trials and programs and clinics for specialized care including bone marrow transplantation, palliative medicine, pain management, and geriatric oncology.