The Apollo Cancer Institutes are some of the best cancer hospitals in India, having comprehensive state-of-the-art facilities and a coordinated multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of patients suffering from cancer. The CyberKnife radiosurgery system and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan at [a powerful imaging technique for the diagnosis of cancer] the CyberKnife® at Chennai that provides unparalleled access to tumours anywhere in the body, and now the Novalis radiosurgery platform provide better treatment of cancer aiming at greater precision, faster treatment delivery, more flexible treatment scheduling and a higher level of patient comfort.
Apollo Cancer Hospital offers comprehensive cancer care. The hospital’s cancer center has experienced surgical and radiation cancer specialists as well as diagnostic consultants. The center’s teams of doctors examine each case and decide on the treatment for the patient. Since treatment of cancer involves tremendous physical and emotional strain, the hospital provides extra support to cancer patients by counseling them to stay positive and to eat right . The hospital has speciality clinics such as Breast Clinic, Brain Tumour Clinic and Thyroid Clinic, where cancers are treated.
Apollo Hospital, Delhi is equipped with two state-of-the-art Medical Linear accelerators for radiotherapy and used by most experienced team of experts. This department uses advanced treatment planning technology which helps our experienced Radiation Oncologists to treat tumors effectively while minimizing/no side effects due to radiation treatment. Linear Accelerators Varian’s CLINAC 21EX
Apollo Hospitals run a special clinic for evaluating and treating hematological malignancies. This helps in establishing a correct diagnosis, which is critical. Diagnosis is based on immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry studies and cyto genetics. This leads to a very comprehensive approach to diagnosis and planning appropriate management.
This discipline is manned by site-specific specialists in the field of Cancer in the areas of Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Endocrine tumors, Gastrointestinal and hepatic tumors, Head & Neck tumors, Neurological oncology, soft tissue and bone tumors, Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Thoracic surgical oncology, Urologic surgical oncology & Gynaecological oncology. This is backed by a state-of-the-art operation theaters and excellent Intensive Care Units.
Apollo Speciality Hospital Chennai was the first center in South Asia to introduce Streotactic Radiosurgery.The Linear Accelerator assisted Stereotactic Radio Surgery is a preferred treatment for deep routed lesions and is performed at Apollo Speciality Hospital at a cost that is extremely moderate.
A non-invasive technique where the entire radiological equivalent of the full treatment is administered in a single dose, this is especially useful in treating various types of intracranial lesions like Arteriovenous Malformation, Meningiomas, and Acoustic Schwanomas and offers several advantages over conventional surgical procedures.
Ushering in another new era in healthcare, the Apollo Hospitals Group has introduced the most advanced CyberKnife® Robotic Radio Surgery System in Asia Pacific. The world’s first and only robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body with sub-millimeter accuracy.
CyberKnife® is state-of-the-art radiotherapy equipment for robotic radiosurgery, which allows the radiation oncologists to treat pathologies painlessly, without requiring any surgery. CyberKnife® uses pencil beams of radiation, which can be directed to any part of the body from any direction with the help of a robotic arm. The system tracks the tumour, detects any movement of the tumour or patient, and automatically corrects its positioning. It then targets the tumour with multiple beams of high-energy radiation and destroys abnormal tissue without causing any damage to the surrounding areas. The tumour position is verified before each beam delivery for accuracy.
The treatment is so accurate that it is now possible to treat tumours previously thought to be inoperable. Although the results of the treatment always do not show immediately, in most of the cases the procedure will initially stop the growth of tumours, before gradually reducing their size. As there is no open surgery in this treatment, the normal risk complications associated with surgery are eliminated, as is the need for a long recovery time. This makes the treatment suitable even for those who are not well enough to cope with surgery.
An innovation in the treatment of cancer, a breakthrough technology, a non-invasive alternative to surgery, the CyberKnife brings an unparalleled approach to treating inoperable tumors. Patients who previously had no options or only high-risk options for treatment now have a safer alternative.
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