CANCER CARE OVERVIEW
Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Centre is a center of excellence for cancer care for 20 years and adopts a multi-disciplinary team approach. The diagnosis and treatment of cancer have undergone many changes in recent years. Early detection brought about by increased awareness and advanced diagnostic methods have ensured a high rate of survival. At Manipal Hospitals, the department of oncology recognizes and encourages the need for early detection. It hosts full-fledged departments of Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Pediatric Clinical Haematology, all co-existing with the entire gamut of super-specialities such as Neurosurgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Urology, Maxillofacial Surgery, Histopathology, Immunology, Transfusion Service and state-of-the-art Intensive Care Unit. The Department of Oncology has the latest amenities which help in correct and accurate diagnosis with the help of CT Scans, X-rays, blood tests, endoscopes, pap smears and biopsies. Cancer treatment is carried out by an expert team of oncologists who are among the finest cancer specialists in the country. Besides conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy, the department of oncology also excels in the newer fields of stem cell transplants. At Manipal Hospitals, the major thrust is on 'maximum patient comfort' in all its efforts on cancer care.
In short, the Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Centre is a one-stop solution, which provides comprehensive cancer care.
Who is an Oncologist?
An oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer and provides medical care for a person diagnosed with cancer. The field of oncology has following areas:
- A Medical Oncologist treats cancer using chemotherapy or other medications, such as targeted therapy or immunotherapy.
- A Surgical Oncologist removes the tumor and nearby tissue during surgery. He or she also performs certain types of biopsies to help diagnose cancer.
- A Radiation Oncologist treats cancer using radiation therapy.
- A Pediatric Haemato Oncologist treats cancer in children. Some types of cancer occur most often in children and teenagers. This includes certain brain tumors, leukemia, osteosarcoma, thalassemia and Ewing’s sarcoma.
Special Features of the Oncology Department
- Multi-disciplinary Tumor Board
- Team of multi-specialists
- Palliative care
- Protocol-based treatment
- Preventive care (includes various screening procedures for early detection of cancer as well as organizing lectures & interactive sessions to educate public on cancer prevention)
Treatment & Procedures
- Medical Oncology
- Surgical Oncology
- Radiation Oncology
- Paediatric Haemato Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant
Types of Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders
- Endometrial Cancer
- Hematological Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Testicular Cancer
- Thyroid Cancer