Department of Oncology
Started with an objective to bridge the gap between standards of cancer treatment in India and the world, Oncology specialty of SLG Hospitals is steadfast to deliver comprehensive care for diverse types of cancer, all under one roof.
Empowered by our team of experienced cancer specialists and multidisciplinary clinical experts and outfitted with world-class infrastructural support, Oncology Department of SLG Hospitals promises to deliver no less than excellence and a brighter ray of hope in cancer management in the country.
Conditions Treated & Services Offered
Advanced Knee / Shoulder Package
Knee Osteoarthritis Package
Back Pain Package
Bone Health Package
Oncology is a specialty branch of medicine that takes comprehensive care including diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Based on the method or procedure of treatment, the specialty of Oncology has three major categories: Medical Oncology: uses chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and other medications to treat cancer. Radiation Oncology: uses Radiation therapy to treat cancer. Surgical Oncology: uses certain types of biopsies to diagnose cancer and follow surgical procedures to remove the cancerous tumor and nearby tissue.
An oncologist plays the most crucial role in comprehensively managing a patient’s care all through the condition. Starting from the diagnosis, the Oncologist’s responsibility includes:
Clearing up the cancer diagnosis and stages, informing the patient about all treatment options and his or her preferred choice, delivering quality care that is comprehensive and compassionate, supporting a patient manage the symptoms and side-effects of cancer and its treatment.
At times, an Oncologist may have to work together with other specialists, such as, pathologist, radiologist, specially-trained oncology nurses, and social workers.
Cancers are named for the area in which they begin and the type of cell they are made of, even if they spread to other parts of the body.
Carcinoma – cancer that starts in the skin or the tissues that line other organs. Sarcoma – cancer of connective tissues such as bones, muscles, cartilage, and blood vessels. Leukemia – cancer of bone marrow, which creates blood cells. Lymphoma and Myeloma – cancers of the immune system.
Some of the most commonly diagnosed cancer types include:
Lung cancer | Breast cancer | Prostate cancer | Colorectal cancer | Bladder cancer
Melanoma | Non-Hodgkin lymphoma | Kidney cancer | Leukemia
What are some of the major risk factors for cancer?
Some of the major factors that put you at risk for cancer are: Exposure to radiation | Exposure to cancer-causing chemicals, called carcinogens | Unprotected exposure to the sun | Smoking | Lifestyle choices, such as type of diet and level of physical activity | Certain viruses, such as human papilloma virus (HPV) | Risk of cancer tends to grow more with age. Some already existing health conditions may also add to the risk.
If detected early, many types of cancer are treatable. Therefore, it is important to know and keep a close eye on the early symptoms, making it lot easier for the Oncologist to determine the treatment plan and implement it in a more effective manner. Some of the major indicating signs for cancer include:
A thickening or lump anywhere in the body | Unusual bleeding or discharge from any of the body-openings |Persistent change in bowel or bladder habits, and indigestion | Any sore that continues to bleed and doesn’t heal | Cough continuing for days, with difficulty in swallowing | Hoarseness of voice | Sudden change in wart or mole
At SLG, we treat: Myeloma | Myelodysplastic syndromes | Myeloproliferative disorders | Lymphoma (Hodgkins and Non-Hodgkin’s) | Acute myeloid and acute lymphoid leukemia | Chronic myeloid and lymphocytic leukemia | Bone marrow failure syndromes (Aplastic anemia, Fanconi’s anemia) | Bone marrow transplantation (Autologous and Allogenic stem cell transplantation) | Red cell disorders
Musculoskeletal Cancer: Primary bone tumour | Secondary bone tumour
Head and Neck Surgery | Neuro Onco Surgery |Nuclear Medicine | Paediatric Oncology
Surgical Oncology: At SLG, complex tumour removals are skillfully performed by highly trained and motivated surgical oncologists. They are ably supported by dedicated operating theatres, recovery and ICU staff.
A number of different types of radiation therapy treatments are available at SLG hospital
- Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT)
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Volumetric Modulated Radiation therapy (VMRT)
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
- Superficial X-ray Radiation Therapy (SXRT)