Cancer Centre

Cancer Centre

The Department of Oncology is one of the major Department of Holy Spirit Hospital .

It was established in 2010 It is considered as one of the referral centre in India for the treatment for all types of Cancers.

The Department has a Holistic approach with the best of human expertise and state of the art technology in treating the deadly disease.

We have a dedicated team of specialised Oncologist for the treatment of all types and forms of Cancer.

 

Surgical Oncology

The cancer surgeons involvement in the management of cancer is on a number of fronts .

Obtaining a Diagnosis: Biopsy helps to confirm diagnosis .

Surgery with a curative intent: Here surgery alone or in conjunction with other modalities like chemotherapy and radiotherapy is discussed in tumor board meetings with an attempt to cure the patient .

Palliative Surgery: It is a mode of treatment even if the disease is not completely curable but controllable. It helps the patient reduce suffering and improves quality of life.

 

Medical Oncology & Haematology

We have dedicated teams of doctors offering comprehensive patient-centric care along with expertise and assurance using advanced technologies.

Our team of fully trained medical oncologists holds years of experience in managing all types of cancers with chemotherapy along with immunotherapy and targeted therapy. The centre also manages the side effects of chemotherapy that may range from common to rarer ones, thereby, helping patients in leading relatively normal lives while receiving chemotherapy.

Well equipped Medical Oncology team offering Day care and Inpatient Facilities .

Treatment of all forms and types of cancer – all solid cancers ,lymphoid and haematology malignancies with optimal care and professionalism .like Bone marrow aspiration ,Biopsy , Intrathecal ,Chemotherapy ,Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy and more.

RADIATION ONCOLOGY

We have the most advanced state-of-the-art technologies assisting our specialists to obtain the best clinical outcomes.

Radiation Therapy  It directs high energy radiation at the tumour from outside the body to destroy cancer cells. It helps in curing cancer by stopping its growth, spread, also provides relief from pain and bleeding due to cancer .Our facility delivers very precise and optimal dose to the tumour sparing the surrounding normal tissues to the maximum. The treatment is given in high precision and accuracy. The team consists of Radiation Oncologist, Medical Physicists and Radiation Therapists.

Modes of Radiation

  • Treatment External Beam Radiation therapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • 3 DCRT 3- Dimensional Conformal radiation Therapy 

The treatment planning system conforms to the 3D shape of the Tumour using Multi leaf collimators that shapes the beam.

IMRT: Intensity –Modulated radiation Therapy

This is a specialised form of 3DCRT, where each radiation beam is subdivided into many Tiny ‘beam lets ‘. Intensity of each of them can be varied individually, thereby effectively delivering the radiation dose more precisely to the target while further limiting the dose to the surrounding normal tissues.

IGRT: Image guided radiation:

Use of sophisticated imaging technologies guide the delivery of radiation therapy more precisely. Tumours can move during treatment and between treatments. For dynamic targeting IGRT, theLINAC is outfitted with sophisticated imaging devices. It helps in targeting the tumour more precisely sparing surrounding normal tissues and allows for dose escalation to the target improving chances of cure.

Volumetric Arc Technology(Rapid Arc)

Rapid arc technology is an advanced form if Intensity modulated Radiation Therapy that delivers a precisely –sculpted 3-dimension dose distribution with a 360-degree rotation of the gantry in a single or multi –arc treatment. High speed treatment delivery system with shorter treatment time increases patient comfort on couch.

Internal Radiation therapy

  • We have the most advanced Gamma Med plus –iX from Varian .It is a 24 channel high Dose Rate 9HRD) Brachy therapy machine with the latest planning software BrachyVision.
  • The procedure involves the placement of sealed radioactive sources through applicators / needles /catheters introduced either within or close proximity to a tumour.
  • Using 3 Dimensional Conformal Brachytherapy ,Doctors can irradicate the tumour, reducing the radiation exposure to nearby normal tissues.
  • All forms of Brachytherapy Treatments are performed – Intravaginal / Intracavitary /Interstitial Implants /Surface moulds.

  • Linear Accelerator (Varian Clinac iX Rapid Arc) - Its used to treat cancer by using high energy (MV) X-Rays
  • HDR Bracheotherapy (Varian gama plus iX)- Its used to treat cancer by Radioactivesource (Iridium 192)

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  • Dr .Dale Rodrigues
  • MBBS, MS GEN SURG, DNB SUPERSPECIALITY SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, FMAS, DMAS, FIHNOS (New York) , MRCS 1(UK), Skull base tumours training (Italy) 
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  • Dr. Joseph Sequeira
  • MBBS, MS (Surgery) (Mch) Surgical Oncology (DM) Medical Oncology
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