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Meitra hosts one of the best cancer programs in India, performing surgery for cancers of the head and neck, thyroid, breast, lungs, and sarcomas (cancer that forms in the bone and connective tissue - including blood, nerves, fat, and tissues surrounding the bone and joints)
The Department of Oncology provides comprehensive cancer care with surgical and medical treatment solutions as part of the continued care mechanism for cancer patients. The department is facilitated with all advanced diagnostics with the dedicated and highly skilled team of medical oncologists & oncosurgeons with extensive knowledge and experience, abreast with the latest advancements in the treatment of cancers, and are trained to perform a varied range of complicated cases of cancer surgeries and other reconstructive procedures using multidisciplinary approach efficiently and with precision.
Medical Oncology is the stream of cancer care that works towards curing cancers effectively using Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, Hormonal Therapy, and Targeted Therapy. The team of expert Oncologists works in collaboration with Surgical and Radiation Oncology specialists to ensure that the best outcomes are achieved by diagnosing and devising the right treatment plan.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How common are cancers?
Cancer is a common disease that can affect almost every part of your body. About 40% of all people worldwide have a chance of cancer diagnosis at some point in their lives.
How does chemotherapy work?
Chemotherapy works by destroying cancer cells but unfortunately, it cannot tell the difference between a cancer cell and healthy cells. Some cancer cells grow slowly while others grow rapidly. Therefore, each chemotherapy drug is designed to target the growth patterns of a specific type of cancer cell. As a result, each drug works differently and is personalized to the patient for the most effective outcomes.
Why is screening helpful for early detection?
Screening helps find health problems before symptoms appear. Examples of screening tests include mammograms to find breast cancer and colonoscopy to find colon cancer. Early detection catches cancer when it’s in an early, more treatable stage.