Cancer was dreaded disease and however with sustained improvements in knowledge, expertise and technologies, most of the cancers are now curable if detected and treated early.Cancer usually refers to uncontrolled dividing mass of cells with a potential to spread to other parts of the body. The early symptoms and signs of cancers may include development of new lump anywhere in body, weight loss, and loss of appetite, tiredness, bleeding from natural orifices, recent sudden change in size & shape of moles. It is advisable for persons with such features to get a health check immediately.
Variety of environmental, genetic, dietary factors lead to damages in control mechanisms of cell division leading to abnormal cells, further leading to benign or malignant (cancer) tumours.According to the site of origin and stage of cancer after diagnosis, variety of options are available for treatment including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, pain management.
Aster CMI hospital offers evidence based world class modern cancer care including appropriate staging investigations, biopsies to radical surgeries supported by excellent intra and post-operative anaesthesia management. It also has facility for safe medical oncology treatment.We will treat you well`, joining you in our journey of fight against cancer, as we work together to attain cure and maintain hopeful attitude and good quality of life.
The department of Medical Oncology at Aster CMI is a complete unit with OPD and IP services. The department is well equipped to handle both adult and paediatric cancers, as well as solid and haematological malignancies. The hospital has a state-of-the-art Day Chemotherapy Centre with trained nursing staff.
The department is aiming to provide the highest standard of treatment for Hepato-biliary cancers. The Aster CMI Hospital has a 24/7 Interventional Radiology team available to manage emergencies (Uncontrolled traumatic bleeding, GI bleeding, haemoptysis, haematuria, clot in abdominal and limb blood vessels, etc.) backed by an experienced medical and surgical team, emergency specialist and a critical care team.The department of Chemotherapy forms the backbone of medical oncology therapeutics. The following are some of the specialised therapies offered on a case-to-case basis:
Intravenous Monoclonal antibody therapy
Various other Intravenous immune therapies
Oral Targeted Therapies
Intrathecal Chemotherapies for Leukaemias and Lymphomas
Chemotherapy is given through specialized devices like Port, Hickman Catheter and PICC lines. The centre has all the facilities to surgically implant these devices, as well as trained staff to maintain these devices for a long period of time. The Department works closely with other specialties in Oncology, Radiology, Pathology etc. to offer best of care to the patient.
Aster Cancer Care offers surgeries including breast conservation surgery, modified radical mastectomy, sentinel lymph node biopsy, with breast reconstruction. Surgeries for head and neck malignancies including, oral cavity, thyroid, laryngopharynx, parotid, neck dissections; minimal invasive VATS surgeries for thoracic malignancies including esophagus, lung, mediastinum; complex resections of stomach, pancreas, rectum, colon, retroperitoneum; radical surgeries for gynaecological and urological malignancies, extremity soft tissue sarcomas are done in expert hands.
Medical Oncology & Haematology
Paediatric Haematology Oncology & BMT