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Cancer Surgery in India - A Resource Guide
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Cancer Surgery in India - An Overview
India offers world class cancer hospitals that combine state of the art technology with tremendous medical expertise and experience for cancer surgery in India. Consequently, cancer hospitals in India are rated amongst the best, globally. It is estimated that about 15% of the foreigners seeking medical treatment in India come for advanced cancer treatment & surgery at hospitals in India.
Every year, 9 million new cases of cancer are reported worldwide, with 4.5 million people succumbing to cancer. In India, about 2.5 million people suffer from cancer with about 800,000 new cases of cancer reported every year.
In treating this large number of cancer patients, oncologists in India also encounter the complete range of cancers. As a result, their experience spans the entire range of cancerous diseases, spread across a large number of patients. This translates into a knowledge base that is invaluable.
The top cancer hospitals in India have the latest technology and equipment. In many cases, these hospitals have been the first in Asia to bring in the latest equipment and techniques. Some of the key offerings at the best cancer hospitals in India:
Radiotherapy in India
The top cancer hospitals in India offer world-class facilities for radiotherapy, in terms of:
Cancer Surgery in India:
At cancer hospitals in India, surgery for the removal of cancer is one of the primary lines of treatment in cases where the disease is localised and the tumour is safely accessible. This option is particularly preferred in cases of breast cancer, prostate cancer,colon cancer, etc. However, it is quite possible that the oncologist may advice a supplementary line of treatment such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy, in order to ensure that undetected remnants of the disease can also be eliminated.
Cancer surgery in India is performed by highly skilled surgeons, many of them specialising in cancer alone. Among such professionals, some have even gone on to super specialise in specific areas of human anatomy. Thus there are surgeons who perform only breast cancer surgery in India, others who specialise only in head and neck surgery in India, etc
Indian hospitals have outstanding success rates in respect of cancer surgeries, fully comparable with the best hospitals abroad. Today, our associate hospitals also offer robotic surgery, where in the surgeon performs cancer surgery in India with the assistance of a very versatile robot, thus achieving unprecedented levels of precision, accuracy and safety.
Medical Oncology in India
Medical oncology in India is very advanced, given the qualifications and experience of cancer specialists, and state-of-the-art imaging and investigation tools available to them. Cancer specialists in India have great expertise in treating solid tissue tumours such as cancers of the prostate, lung, ovary, colon, breast, etc. we also have Hemato Oncologists who specialise in blood cancers and offer various treatment options including bone marrow transplant in India.
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Paediatric Oncology in India
India's leading hospital for cancer treatment instituted a separate department for paediatric oncology way back in 1985. Cancers in babies and children are most often blood related and therefore require pheno typing of leukemia, immunohistochemistry for different diagnosis of lymphoma, etc. It is also important that chemotherapy dosages be handled sensitively keeping in mind the young age of the patients. The best Oncology hospitals in India have dedicated specialists in the discipline and this has significantly improved outcomes in paediatric oncology treatment in India.
Cancer Surgery & Treatment in India - Advantages
Cancer Treatment Hospitals in India:
The best cancer treatment hospitals in India are amongst the most advanced in the world. These hospitals bring together top-flight radiologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and cancer surgeons in India to form multi-skilled teams that are able to offer holistic solutions. This multi-specialist approach is vital when it comes to cancer, which is a disease which can affect many parts of the body in several different ways.
Cancer treatment hospitals in India offer world class investigations:
Our associate hospitals have some of the latest in imaging and diagnostics, such as:
Oncology hospitals in India offer world class operation theatres:
Cancer Surgery can be a very effective method of treatment if the tumour is localised in one part of the body. Cancer surgery in India's leading hospitals is extremely successful on account of the world class operation theatres and cutting edge technology that is available to cancer surgeons in India:
Oncology hospitals in India offer world class Radiotherapy and Neurosurgery for brain cancers:
Oncology hospitals in India offer the latest in chemotherapy:
Patients requiring chemotherapy in India are able to get the very best and the very latest because:
FAQ's for Cancer Treatment in India
How common is cancer and cancer treatment in India?
There are 2.5 million people with cancer in India with 800,000 new cases being added on every year. The incidence of cancer in India is approximately 130 cases for every 100,000 people. These numbers indicate that cancer treatment in India happens on a very large scale.
Cancer affects the poor and the rich; the treatment protocols that have evolved in India over the last 70 years, since India's first super specialty cancer hospital was set up in Mumbai, reflect the need to offer cancer treatment solutions not only to the rich but also the poor.
India has a very widespread network of hospitals that offer cancer treatment. Many of these are large multi-faculty hospitals but there are also a significant number of super specialty cancer hospitals in India that focus on oncology alone.
What is the cost of Cancer Surgery in India?
India's medical schools are very thorough in terms of course syllabus, hands on learning and post qualification training.
Specialists in oncology in India have often studied and trained for 10 years or more before they joined hospitals as independent practitioners. Several oncologists who are practising in India today, have also acquired super specialty qualifications (for example, in paediatric oncology, uro-oncology, etc.) at the best institutions in the UK, USA, Japan, etc.
The language of teaching at medical schools in India is English alone- fluency in the English language enables Indian doctors to network better internationally and also communicate effectively with international patients who come to them for treatment.
How experienced are cancer surgeons in India at complex surgeries?
Cancer surgeons at leading oncology hospitals in India have formidable academic qualifications. Given the large number of cancer patients, cancer surgeons in India also acquire experience very rapidly. These two factors, in combination with the high-class operation theatres and surgical equipment that is available, enable cancer surgery outcomes that are comparable to global benchmarks.
The other important fact is that today we have super specialisation for cancer surgery in India. For example:
Such super specialisation greatly contributes to successful cancer surgery in India.
Do hospitals have specialised diagnostics for carrying out investigations prior to cancer treatment in India?
Given the nature of cancer, investigations can make all the difference between life and death. In this situation, the best cancer hospitals in India have invested hugely in top of the line diagnostics, for example:
What is the status of radiotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery in India?
Leading oncology hospitals in India have the very latest equipment for radiotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery. Quite apart from the infrastructure, these procedures require the participation of several different experts: the medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, the radiation physicist, the dosimetrist and the radiotherapy technician. India has training institutions that provide high-quality professionals in all these areas, thus contributing the vital people skills required to get the best out of machines that work on the latest technology.
The best cancer hospitals in India have state-of-the-art equipment for radiotherapy and radiosurgery, such as Linear Accelerators (LINACs), CyberKnife, X-Knife for Stereotactic RadioSurgery procedure and for fractionated treatment (Stereo Tactic Radiotherapy) for tumors, Elekta Radio surgery suite, Frame Based Stereotaxy, Gamma Knife, etc.
Do cancer hospitals in India have formal Quality Certifications?
Yes, hospitals that offer cancer treatment in India do have formal Quality Certifications. These may include:
What are the results I can expect if I were to have cancer treatment in India?
The results in respect of cancer treatment are largely dependent on the kind of cancer and the stage at which treatment commences. You can expect treatment quality and medical results on par with global benchmarks when you have your treatment at leading oncology hospitals in India.
Why should I choose Aarex Medical Services for neurosurgery in India?