Comprehensive Oncology 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. Cancer survival has improved considerably due to enhanced prevention efforts to reduce risk factors (e.g. tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption), better screening allowing earlier diagnosis and use of advanced treatments.
Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai Oncology Department offers comprehensive care covering entire spectrum of diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, recovery and even palliative care for managing all types of cancer. We are the pioneers in Mumbai, providing customised therapy plans based on the stage and type of malignancy. Patients can avail multiple leading-edge medical, radiation and surgical care options and most significantly - an ecosystem focussed at restoring mental well-being, post treatment. Our program, HEAL, 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 our clinical outcomes are at par with International protocols and quality standards. This is also made feasible through continuous training designed to upgrade skills of our clinical and support team.
Our multi-disciplinary team of experts ensures delivery of care throughout your cancer journey:
- Medical Oncologists
- Radiation Oncologists
- Surgical Oncologists
- Radiotherapists, Rehabilitation Counsellors, Social Workers and specially trained Oncology Nurses
The team is ably supported by Radiologists, Pathologists, Anaesthetists and Infectious Diseases Specialists.
Department has state-of-the-art technology and highly advanced multi-modality care including:
- Brachy Therapy
- ELEKTA Linear Accelerator with 3DCRT, VMAT, IGRT and IMRT & ONCENTRA Treatment Planning Centre
- PET CT Scan