At BAPS Yogiji Maharaj Hospital, our physicians bring the power and resources of a world-class network to help patients fight cancer. A homely environment is provided by the Oncology team at at BAPS Yogiji Maharaj Hospital.
Cancer is a global epidemic of the modern world, altering the lives of patients and their loved ones. The silver lining is that constant advancements in medicine and medical technology can tip the battle against cancer in our favor. A cancer diagnosis doesn’t just affect the patient; it affects the whole family. Provision of family-centered care in a home-like environment is the mission of the oncology team at BAPS Yogiji Maharaj Hospital.
It provides both inpatient and outpatient services for patients all along the cancer journey. This care is delivered by a multidisciplinary team of oncologists working together, these oncology professionals use the most current technologies in the field.
Surgical oncology is a specialty that focuses on the surgical treatment of a variety of tumours. Surgery is used to diagnose the stage and treat cancer, and to manage certain cancer-related symptoms. Surgeon discusses the surgical options that are best suited to the patient. For many patients, surgery will be combined with other cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy or hormone therapy before or after surgery to help prevent cancer growth, spread or recurrence. The nutritionists, rehabilitation therapists and naturopathic clinicians work together with the surgical oncologist to support healing and quality of life for the patient The reconstructive surgeons perform procedures to restore the body’s appearance and function when needed, at the time of surgery or following surgery.
Surgical removal of the cancerous tissue is an effective treatment option. Onco surgeries help achieve the same
Treatment of Cancer Surgery:
Bladder and Kidney Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer
Liver, Gall Bladder and Pancreas
Normally, our cells grow and die in a controlled way. Cancer cells keep forming without control. Chemotherapy is a drug therapy that can kill these cells or stop them from multiplying. However, it can also harm healthy cells, which causes side effects. These powerful medications circulate in the bloodstream and directly damage the cells that are actively growing. The treatment is based on the type, grade, and severity of cancer. During chemotherapy patients may have side effects. Healthy cells usually recover after chemotherapy, so most side effects gradually go away. The course of therapy will depend on the cancer type, the chemotherapy drugs used, and the treatment goal and body response. Patient may get treatment every day, every week or every month. Patient may have breaks between treatments so that the body has a chance to build new healthy cells.
Your surgical oncologist may decide a biopsy is necessary before offering a recommendation for treatment. Biopsy is a gold standard to confirm malignancy.
This choice depends on the type of cancer you have, whether you have had chemotherapy before, and whether you have other health problems, such as diabetes or heart disease.
It is not good to skip a chemotherapy treatment. But sometimes your doctor or nurse may change your chemotherapy schedule. This can be due to side effects. If this happens, your doctor or nurse will explain what to do and when to start treatment again.
Many people can work during chemotherapy, as long as they match their schedule to how they feel. Whether or not you can work may depend on what kind of work you do. Talk with your employer about ways to adjust your work during chemotherapy.
Unless told otherwise by your oncologist, continue to take any previously prescribed medications. If you are on pain medication, please remember to bring it with you to your chemo treatments if you will need to take it during treatment time.
Hair loss does not occur with all chemotherapy. You may notice hair loss or thinning as soon as the second or third week after your first treatment of chemotherapy. It may happen suddenly or slowly and in an uneven pattern. It is common for hair loss to include hair that grows anywhere including eyelashes and eyebrows. In almost all cases of chemotherapy induced hair loss, your hair will resume growth after your treatment is completed.