Oncology

Oncology

The Department of Oncology (Oncoplasty) of CMC hospital focuses on the comprehensive cancer diagnosis and treatment programs at a large. This department is fully concerned with providing the end to end treatments to the patients with all aspects of cancer care, i.e. from diagnosis of any cancer in patients and providing them a range of therapy like surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, etc. then taking full care of the patients before and after the therapy at the intensive basis.

The field of oncology has 3 major areas based on treatments: medical oncology, radiation oncology, and surgical oncology.
Medical oncologists treat cancer using medication, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy.

Radiation oncologists treat cancer using radiation therapy, which is the use of high-energy x-rays or other particles to destroy cancer cells.

Surgical oncologists treat cancer using surgery, including removing the tumor and nearby tissue during a operation. This type of surgeon can also perform certain types of biopsies to help diagnose cancer.

There are also medical terms for oncologists who specialize in caring for specific groups of patients or groups of cancers. Here are definitions for some common terms.

Geriatric oncologists work with people with cancer who are age 65 and older. Older adults can have additional challenges. Geriatric oncologists specialize in providing the best care for older adults.

Gynecologic oncologists treat cancers in such reproductive organs as the cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, vagina, and vulva.

Hematologist-oncologists treat blood cancers, such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

Neuro-oncologists treat cancers of the brain, spine, and nervous system.

Pediatric oncologists treat cancer in children and teens. Some types of cancer occur most often in these younger age groups. When these types of cancer occasionally occur in adults, those adult patients may choose to work with a pediatric oncologist.
Thoracic oncologists treat cancers inside the chest area, including the lungs and esophagus.

Urologic oncologists treat cancers in the genitourinary system, such as the bladder, kidneys, penis, prostate gland, and testicles.

Symptoms of Cancer (oncology)

•  Pain. Bone cancer often hurts from the beginning. Some brain tumors cause headaches that last for days and don’t get better with treatment. Pain can also be a late sign of cancer, so see a doctor if you don’t know why it’s happening or it doesn’t go away.

•  Weight loss without trying. Almost half of people who have cancer lose weight. It’s often one of the signs that they notice first.

•  Fatigue. If you’re tired all the time and rest doesn’t help, tell your doctor. Leukemia often wears you out, or you could have blood loss from colon or stomach cancer. Cancer-related weight loss can leave you exhausted, too.

•  Fever. If it’s high or lasts more than 3 days, call your doctor. Some blood cancers, like lymphoma, cause a fever for days or even weeks.

•  Changes in your skin. Have your doctor look at unusual or new moles, bumps, or marks on your body to be sure skin cancer isn’t lurking. Your skin can also provide clues to other kinds of cancers. If it’s darkened, looks yellow or red, itches, or sprouts more hair, or if you have an unexplained rash, it could be a sign of liver, ovarian, or kidney cancer or lymphoma.

• Cough or hoarseness that doesn’t go away. A cough is one sign of lung cancer, and hoarseness may mean cancer of your voice box (larynx) or thyroid gland.

• Unusual bleeding. Cancer can make blood show up where it shouldn’t be. Blood in your poop is a symptom of colon or rectal cancer. And tumors along your urinary tract can cause blood in your urine.

•  Anemia. This is when your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells, which are made in your bone marrow. Cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma can damage your marrow. Tumors that spread there from other places might crowd out regular red blood cells.

Why choose CMC Hospital for treatment?

CMC Hospital is one of the leading hospitals that specialize in Cancer care. In the past few years, technological advancements in the field of medicines have evolved and our treatment has also adapted according to that change. The Institute offers super specialized tertiary care services in Medical & Surgical Oncology, streamlined into dedicated Site-Specific teams. We have best Team and Best infra for oncology treatment.