Cancer / Oncology

HJ Oncology Department with a vision of being a one-stop destination for solutions to all cancer patients. The HJ oncology Division of Medical and Haemato Oncology, Radiation Oncology and multiple organ-specific surgical cancer divisions including Breast Services, GI, Pelvic, Head and Neck Oncology. Our highly experienced and trained oncologist’s work-in-coordination with the surgeons across departments and specialties to provide supreme care to the patient.

The range of care provided is organized into a number of patient-centered clinics, which includes:

Treatment for cancer

  • Medical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Palliative and pain management Oncology

 

Medical Oncology

After the diagnosis of Cancer, a clinician treats the patient with the help of specialized medication called chemotherapy or other oral medication, known as targeted therapy or immunotherapy. Medical Oncology usually works in conjunction with Surgical Oncology to give the best clinical outcomes. At HJ Hospitals, our oncologists are trained to provide the best possible line of treatment depending on the type and severity of the case.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy stops or slows down the growth of cancer cells. This is essential because cancer cells inherently grow and divide very quickly. However, it can also harm healthy cells that exhibit the tendencies of quick division, such as those that lie in the mouth and intestines or cause hair to grow. Damage to healthy cells is a major side-effect of chemotherapy.

Besides chemotherapy, there are several other lines of treatment that can be considered on a case to case basis.

Surgical Oncology

In certain cases, the surgical removal of unwanted cells and tissues becomes imperative. Once cancer is diagnosed via a biopsy after examining tissues from the affected area, surgical intervention is required for the removal of the malignant tumor. Whether or not surgery is required is reliant on multiple factors like the type, size, location, grade and stage of the tumor as well as other general health factors like age,

Physical fitness and any other medical conditions. In several cases, surgery could be combined with other treatments like chemotherapy.

Surgical Cancer Treatments available for

  • Head & Neck cancer surgery
  • GI Cancer surgery
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Prostate cancer surgery
  • Ovarian cancer surgery
  • Uterine cancer surgery
  • Ortho – Onco surgery

Radiation Oncology

Radiation treatment or radiotherapy is the use of precisely calculated doses of high energy X-rays to treat parts of the body where there is cancer. It is generally a pain-free treatment and external radiation therapy does not cause you to be radioactive.

 

Pain and palliative care

Patients with cancer 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 best international standards of care. On account of its infrastructure, specialists and policies that ensure optimum care for preventing and treating suffering.