Fortis Hospital Kalyan is one of the leading multi-speciality tertiary care hospitals in the Mumbai Thane region. It is currently one of the most sought-after hospitals in the region for providing excellent healthcare services. Fortis Kalyan is a 75-bed hospital with a state-of-the-art facility for medical treatments and equipment and has a team of highly experienced and qualified medical professionals. Fortis Hospital has been catering to the medical needs of the community since its inception in the year 2007 and we are proud to be the first hospital in Thane to be accredited by the National Accreditation Board of Hospitals (NABH) in the year 2013.
The oncology team at Fortis Hospital Kalyan is highly experienced and trained in the early detection of various types of cancers along with their management using some of the most advanced and modern techniques. Fortis is synonymous with superior quality and personalised care and this is proven through comprehensive pre-operative and post-operative patient care, efficient counselling and education of the patient and family members and advanced medical treatments.
Fortis Hospital Kalyan has some of the most experienced and renowned oncologists who focus on delivering an accurate diagnosis and timely and appropriate treatment. The oncology department has multiple safety measures to ensure that the best standard of treatment is met for all our patients. Equipped with the latest high-end technology and equipment the oncology department offers treatment, rehabilitation and recovery for all variants of cancer.
The oncology team at Fortis Kalyan diagnoses and treats all types of cancers including brain tumours, breast cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, biliary cancer, pancreatic cancer, head and neck cancers, kidney cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, gynaecological cancers, melanoma, lymphoma, leukaemia, and multiple myeloma.
The department is also equipped to conduct various diagnostic tests for cancer screening and detection. Some of the tests that are conducted include blood tests to evaluate the blood cell count in the body which serves as an important diagnostic tool in the detection and treatment of cancer. Other tests include tumour markers, biopsy, flow cytometry, pap smear test, genetic testing and immunohistochemistry.
Oncology services offered at Fortis Hospital Kalyan:
This is one of the most common types of cancer treatment that utilises a series of medications to destroy existing cancer cells or slow down the growth of rapidly dividing cancer cells. The drugs in chemotherapy are either used alone or in combination with other drugs that help in treating a wide spectrum of cancers. Depending on the case, chemotherapy can be recommended before or after cancer surgery thus ensuring no cancer cell survives. While it is an extremely efficient treatment modality in the cure of cancer, it has its list of side effects.
Hormones are some of the most important chemical substances in the human body. Some cancers depend on hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone to proliferate. This type of therapy utilises some groups of medications that block or reduce the production levels of hormones in the body that decreases the chance of growth cancers of certain organs like the breasts, uterus, ovaries and prostate gland.
These are anti-cancer drugs that have been developed to slow down the growth and spread of cancer in the body by the activation of the natural immune system. Immunotherapy works best when combined with chemotherapy and is used to treat cancers such as melanoma.
Our team of oncologists at Fortis Hospital Kalyan work towards helping the patient lead a normal life through appropriate and timely treatment and therapy. In some cases where a complete cure is not possible certain treatment modalities can be utilised to shrink the growth of cancer thus helping the patient to live a symptom-free life for as long as possible.
Surgery stands to be the most common treatment for cancer especially went tumours are involved. Radiation therapy or chemotherapy is also used as a part of primary treatment in some cases of cancer.
Joint treatments in cancer are common which include hormone therapy, chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Apart from surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, certain drugs are used to relieve symptoms such as pain and shortness of breath.