Fortis Hospital, Mumbai Cancer Care Department offers comprehensive cancer treatments in Mumbai covering the entire spectrum of diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, recovery and palliative care for managing all types of cancer. Our centre provides modern methods of cancer screening and accurate cancer diagnosis is made possible through high-end technology and equipment. Our physicians, with access to advanced cancer diagnostic tests like pathology lab tests (such as tumour markers), endoscopic tests (such as cystoscopy and sigmoidoscopy), and imaging tests (such as CT, MRI, and PET scans), can detect cancer at the early stages, paving the way for crucial decisions regarding cancer treatment.
Our cancer specialists or surgeons utilise a collaborative approach with experts in departments such as general & laparoscopic surgery, neurology, orthopedic surgery, and plastic surgery to arrive at a customised therapy plan based on the stage and type of malignancy. Multiple leading-edge and combination treatment options can be availed by patients in the areas of medical care (such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy), radiation therapy (such as intensity modulated radiation therapy, brachytherapy) and surgical care (such as the Whipple procedure, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy), including the use of ultra-modern surgical techniques (cryosurgery, laser, robot-assisted).
Pivotal to our cancer programme is access to an ecosystem focused on health education, advanced care, and restoring psychosocial and mental well-being for a better quality of life, extending to post-treatment through patient support groups such as HEAL. The HEAL programme creates ambassadors of care; our patients are an inspiration to others in the community to lead a cancer fearless life.
Fortis Hospital Navi Mumbai takes an evidence-based approach to cancer care, and as a result, we are Navi Mumbai's leading hospital for best cancer treatment that meets international standards.
Fortis Hiranandani Hospital, Navi Mumbai is backed by onco specialists proficient in dealing with a variety of cancers including:
Other than common blood tests, complete blood count (CBC) and blood protein testing, tumour marker tests are used to detect cancer cells in the blood. However, tumour markers are also produced by some normal cells in the body and levels may be significantly elevated even in noncancerous conditions.
Tumor markers include:
The goal of cancer treatment is to achieve a cure for cancer, thereby allowing patients to live a normal life span. If a complete cure is not possible, the treatment will be utilised to shrink the tumour or slow down the growth of cancer, enabling patients to live symptom-free life for as long as possible. Our Oncology team may use the following treatments:
Based on the clinical condition, type, and stage of cancer, the care team in consultation with the patient, creates a customized treatment plan, falling into the following broad categories:
Our multi-disciplinary team of cancer specialists or surgeons ensures the delivery of care throughout your cancer journey:
Fortis Hospital, Vashi, Navi Mumbai is the finest hospital in cancer treatment with excellent cancer specialists who will give you individualized and comprehensive treatment with compassionate care, all in the same place. We are equipped with sophisticated cancer treatment technology to assist cancer specialists.
A recurrence of cancer can happen in few individuals. It can come back within months or years after completing the treatment. The chance of recurrence often depends upon the type of primary cancer you were treated for. At this point, it is not possible to assess if the cancer would make a comeback. However, one can remain assured about their good health by eating healthy, leading a disciplined lifestyle, quitting smoking and alcohol, keeping up with the doctor’s appointment and taking all prescribed medicines on time.
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The Department of Oncology at Fortis Hospital Vashi is a world class facility in treating various types of cancers. Cancer can unfortunately happen to anyone at any age, and the patients need expert care for accurate diagnosis, state-of-the-art facilities for treating this deadly disorder. The expert oncologists, onco surgeons and radiologists assisted by extensively trained paramedical staff ensure round-the-clock care with compassion for the patients battling cancer. Our counsellors, nutritionists extend all possible support for eating healthy, staying confident and keeping faith, and positivity during and after the treatment. The periodical follow-ups with the consultants, diagnostic tests help the patient in living a normal cancer-free life.
The Department of Oncology, at Fortis Hospital, Vashi is well-equipped for handling the most complex and complicated cases of cancer/tumours.
Our team of oncologists, surgeons and other specialists offer advanced and quality medical care in treating the following:
Well, the treatment protocol for each individual patient depends on the type of cancer. The first step getting the accurate diagnosis done through blood work, scans and biopsies. Our medical oncologists draw a detailed and custom-made treatment plan for each patient like chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy, immunotherapy after analyzing the results.
Trained at world-class facilities, our team of medical oncologists are expert surgeons in both invasive and non-invasive procedures like extracting biopsy samples, removing malignant tumours and reconstructive surgeries, if needed. Chemotherapy and radiation form an important part in cancer treatment and the radiation oncologists draw treatment plan as per the dosage, cycles for combating tumours and for a faster recovery.
Stay positive. Being positive and approaching right doctors at the right facility is all you need to do for successfully fighting cancer. We agree that the word cancer can push you and your loved ones into depression but do not lose confidence. We at Fortis Hospital, Vashi are a witness to countless number of patients who not only fought back their cancer but also leading a happy, normal life like everybody else.
We strongly recommend talking to your doctor for understanding the type, stage of cancer and treatment plan. It renews your confidence in facing different stages in cancer treatment with faith and determination. There are many myths associated with cancer and we urge you to get facts from the right experts and follow all the instructions carefully for a faster recovery. Do remember that treatment kicks in soon after getting diagnosis. And the good news is that you will be cancer free in few months.
The hospital is equipped with all necessary facilities for treating various types of cancer. The treatment facilities offered at this hospital are:
Thanks to amazing medical advancements, cancer treatment has evolved and advanced a lot in over a decade. Fortis Hospital, Vashi is a hub of state-of-the-art operation theatres, post-surgery intensive care units and above all, a place to consult cancer experts of highest standard in the world.
Our surgeons are experts in minimally invasive procedures which ensure very little pain, minimum scarring and less hospital stay. However, cancer treatments do come with certain side effects especially while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation like loss of weight, nausea, severe fatigue, baldness but do not worry. As the cancer cells get destroyed, you will slowly become normal. It is extremely important to eat healthy, stay confident, spend time with your loved ones, follow treatment schedules and take medicines on time to win over cancer.
The patient may have to spend few nights in the hospital depending upon the surgery. The discharge depends on the progress made by the patient. Chemotherapy and radiation are done as day care treatments and it wouldn’t require staying at the hospital.
Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration are two different but complementary diagnostic procedures where the spongy tissue in the larger bones is collected for testing if the bone marrow is healthy and is producing normal amount of blood cells. Doctors recommend this procedure in case of anemia, blood cell conditions such as leukopenia, leukocytosis, thrombocytopenia, thrombocytosis, pancytopenia and polycythemia, cancers of the blood or bone marrow, including leukemias, lymphomas and multiple myeloma, metastasis of cancer into the bone marrow, hemochromatosis and fevers of unknown origin.
Chemotherapy is a part of cancer treatment that kills fast-growing tumour cells in the body. The drugs used in chemotherapy fight a wide range of cancers but may cause mild to severe side effects. It is recommended for treating cancers related to breast, ovaries, cervical, lung, lymphoma etc. Besides treating cancers, chemotherapy is often recommended while preparing for a bone marrow stem cell transplant and to control overactive immune system in certain diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Also known as cold therapy, this minimally invasive procedure uses cryoprobe, a needle like applicator through which liquid nitrogen or argon gas is applied for freezing and destroying the cancer cells and diseased tissue. Done through image guidance, such as ultrasound, CT or MRI, this therapy is used for treating cancer related to liver, lungs, breasts, kidneys, bones and prostate.
Hormone therapy is a part of cancer treatment where it slows down or completely stops the growth of cancer that uses hormones for its growth. This therapy is useful in stopping the recurrence of hormones besides easing the painful symptoms. It is used in case of breast and prostate cancers and is often recommended alongside with other
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Surgical oncologists are extensively trained medical professionals for performing various open invasive or minimally invasive surgical procedures, for excising complex tumours. Advances in Medical facilities and surgical techniques at the start of the millennium have sparked the growth of this super-speciality . In most of the solid organ cancers, the surgical intervention forms the mainstay for curative treatment
Our team of exceptionally trained Medical Oncologists offer chemotherapy, targeted therapy for all types cancers including haematological ones. Committed at offering compassionate care along with tailormade treatment plans based on the type of cancer and its growth, the team charts out a route for full recovery.
In certain cases, cancer cells are attacked with radiation and it forms a crucial part of treatment. Institute has a modern radiation armentarium with modern CT scan machines, motion mitigation and precise radiation dose monitoring strategy. A radiation oncologist draws a treatment plan as per the dosage, cycles for a faster recovery.