Getting the right treatment for your cancer condition is one of the most important steps that our experienced oncologists consider in ensuring that you receive the most appropriate care. We prove personalised medical and surgical treatment to our patients according to their diagnosis results.
• Surgical Process: To remove cancerous lung/chest/oesophageal tissues and tissues in the surrounding areas where cancer may have spread.
o Wedge resection: It helps in removing a small section of the lung/chest/oesophagus that contains the tumour.
o Segmental resection: To remove the large infected part in the lung/chest/oesophagus, but not the entire lobe.
o Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS):It is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of a thoracoscope (with a camera on its tip) that is inserted through a small incision to provide the view of am affected area. Doctor the uses small instruments to perform the surgery for the removal of fluid and examine it for potential malignancies and other conditions
o Lobectomy: Helps in removing the entire lobe of one lung
o Pneumonectomy: Surgery performed to remove the entire lung.
• Radiation Therapy: Radiation therapy is a very important tool used in the fight against cancer and the treatment of as many as 50% of all cancer patients. Radiation can be given post-operatively and post-chemotherapy for local control and palliation of distant metastases. Radiation therapy is often given in locally advanced cancers where surgical intervention or chemotherapy is not possible. Radiation therapy is a safe & effective procedure where radioactive isotopes or high-energy photons, electrons or other particles are used to destroy the cancer cells. There are two types of radiation
o External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT)
o Brachytherapy or interstitial (HDR)
Radiation Oncologist is the specialised doctor for this treatment. Radiotherapy regimens or schedules and protocols are specific for different tumours and hence the time for treatment differs from case to case.
• Chemotherapy: Treatment that uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Chemotherapy is usually given to a patient either by mouth, through injection, or infusion, depending on the type and stage of the cancer being treated. It is used to downsize the tumour to enable surgery and can also be used post-surgery in certain cases. Chemotherapy forms a major modality for inoperable, advanced, and widespread cancers for effective-control of the disease.
• Targeted Therapy: Targeted therapy works by targeting cancer’s specific genes, proteins, or the tissue environment that contributes to cancer growth and survival. These proteins and genes are found in cancer cells or other types of cells that are related to cancer growth, like blood vessel cells. Targeted therapy is used by itself or along with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy.
• Immunotherapy: Cancer immunotherapy is the artificial stimulation of the immune system to treat cancer, improving the immune system's natural ability to fight cancer. It is considered as a fundamental application of the research of cancer immunology and is a growing subspeciality of oncology