Comprehensive Cancer Care at Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai
Oncology is a branch of medicine dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Inherited genetic defects, infections, external environment and poor lifestyle choices (smoking, heavy alcohol consumption) are some factors that may lead to cancer.
Cancer is the second most common disease in India (after cardio-vascular ailments) with breast, cervical, oral and lung cancer being the most common, affecting Indian men and women. Best management of cancer is possible through multiple modes of treatment based on an individual patient’s physical, social and emotional status.
Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai Oncology Department offers comprehensive care covering 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 equipments. Our physicians with an access to advanced diagnostic tests like pathology lab tests (such as tumour markers), endoscopic tests (such as cystoscopy, sigmoidoscopy), imaging tests (such as CT, MRI, PET scans), can detect cancer at the early stages, paving the way for crucial decisions regarding treatment.
Our cancer team utilises a collaborative approach with experts in departments such as general & laparoscopic surgery, neurology, orthopaedic surgery and plastic surgery for arriving 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 Whipple procedure, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy), including the use of ultra-modern surgical techniques (cryosurgery, laser, robot-assisted).
Pivotal to our oncology program is access to an ecosystem focussed at health education, advanced care, 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 program creates ambassadors of care; our patients are an inspiration to others in the community to lead a cancer fearless life.
Fortis utilises an evidence-based approach in patient care and hence we are the leading in the city for best clinical and surgical outcomes, at par with international standards.
Our multi-disciplinary team of experts ensures delivery of care throughout your cancer journey:
The team is ably supported by neurologists, anaesthetists, intensive care specialists, infectious diseases specialists, pathologists, radiologists and clinical pharmacologists.