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Why Fortis Hospital

Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Spread across 3 lac square feet, it is a relatively young unit which carries with it the legacy of over 2 decades of experience in establishing Centre of Excellence in Cardiac Sciences, Pulmonology, Orthopedic, Neuro Sciences, Gastro Sciences and Renal Sciences in different parts of the country.

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Pain & Palliative Medicine

Pain in cancer, involves both the physical and the psychological. While the threshold of pain is different for each person, cancer patients and their care-givers, need immense support in its management.

A patient diagnosed with cancer is riddled with the fear of physical pain that often accompanies the disease. It can also wreak havoc with the patient's emotional balance leading to anxiety, fear, despair, sadness, mental isolation, etc.

This is where pain management specialists at Fortis' Pain and Palliative Medicine department step in to make the treatment process relatively pain-free. They counsel the patient and the caregivers on how to handle the pain of cancer and the accompanying mental trauma. The Pain and Palliative Medicine team seeks to relieve pain through a systematic yet simple, predetermined program that follows minimal use of pain relieving drugs, hence avoiding side-effects, as well as non-drug treatments. The aim, after all, is to allow the patient to lead a normal routine all through the treatment process, without compromising on the quality of life.

Integrative Oncology

Integrative oncology focuses on the inter-connection between the cancer and the biochemical areas within the body that it lives and grows on. Hence, this mode of cancer treatment involves the combination of the best of modern medicine and natural, evidence-based alternative therapies to best relieve pain and stem the cancer in its growth path. This integrative approach includes all aspects of treatment from a nutritious diet, right exercise, stress busting techniques such as meditation, right breathing, music therapy, etc, in a targeted approach to not only reduce pain and inflammation but also to boost emotional health.

Survivorship Program

There is life after cancer; Fortis' unique Survivorship Program believes this and helps cancer survivors to reclaim their life after their ordeal. Under this hand-holding program, adult cancer patients who are diagnosed early and go through the initial treatment process, are monitored and supported even after they are declared cancer-free. This support system helps them cope with a normal routine, manage their diet and nutrition, and generally help them in their recovery to prevent any possibility of a relapse.

The recurrence risk assessment program which has been put in place to undertake systematic surveillance and screening for recurrence or secondary cancer, involves early diagnosis and treatment initiation, if it ever happens.

Preventive Oncology

Cancer can be prevented, as is evident from the numerous studies of lifestyle and dietary habits of people all over the world. The increase in cancer cases globally also reveals the toxic effects of the environment on our health. There is another segment of those with a family history of cancer who come under the hereditary risk factors.

However, doctors at Fortis believe there is hope yet and lifestyle modifications in tandem with healthy food habits can prevent the growth of cancer cells in our body.

With the chief objective of preventing the development and progression of cancer and promoting early detection in high risk groups, the Preventive Oncology services was established at Fortis Cancer Institute. Besides educating and instilling in people the significance of cancer prevention through nutrition and lifestyle orientation workshops and lectures on tobacco and alcohol use, the department of Preventive Oncology also conducts regular screening for :

  • Risk assessment
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Risk Reduction Strategy that includes Chemoprevention for breast cancer, prophylactic surgery in BRAC or those with genetic risk of breast cancer, tobacco cessation program, and dietary and lifestyle modifications

Preventive Oncology Services also include comprehensive cancer screening for Breast cancer, Lung cancer, Colorectal cancer, Prostate cancer, Mouth cancer, Skin cancer, Cervical cancer, etc.

Screening is also done for cancer survivors to detect the probability of secondary cancers.

Medical Oncology

Medical oncology involves the diagnosis, management, and treatment of cancer with chemotherapy and other medications that include targeted therapy.

From the moment a patient is diagnosed with a tumour or malignancy, in any stage of growth, Fortis' dedicated Tumour Board of celebrated oncologists, radiologists, haemotologists, pain and palliative care specialists, physiotherapists, counselors, etc from various specialities, put in their expertise together to discuss the best mode of treatment and holistic care.

Since each patient's condition is different from one another, the doctors counsel the patient and family members on the optimal treatment customized personally for the patient. This personalized approach at the Fortis Cancer Institute involves a combination of chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy most effective in the treatment process and with the patient's comfort being the priority.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine has revolutionised the world of oncology. This is an advanced diagnostic process involving high precision imaging of the cancer-afflicted areas of the body. In cancer detection and diagnosis, the nuclear medicine specialist at Fortis introduces carefully selected small doses of radiopharmaceuticals into targeted areas of the body. This targeted therapy has proved to be highly effective in treating cancer by destroying only those marked cancer cells in the organs with minimal or no damage to the surrounding organs. The imaging helps our oncologists to view the precise location of the diseased tissue and plan the treatment accordingly. In Nuclear scintigraphy, this two-dimensional (2D) method involves the use of small, tracer amounts of radioactive molecules to diagnose diseases that involve the bones, tissues and blood vessels. At Fortis Cancer Institute, the highly competent nuclear medical team has successfully treated cancers of the thyroid and bone as well as heart disease and gastrointestinal disorders.

Radiation Oncology

Along with medical and surgical oncology, radiation oncology is another potent weapon for oncologists at Fortis Cancer Institute in the elimination of cancer cells. This advanced method is used by radiation oncologists to destroy the malignant tumours and preserve healthy tissues.

The contemporary technology uses three dimensional (3D) imaging of the cancerous area to allow the experts to precisely locate the tumour. A high beam of radiation is directed at the malignant portion of the organ to instantly kill the cancerous growth.

Another method called brachytherapy uses the process of placing radioactive materials within and around the tumours to eliminate the diseased cells.

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ONCOLOGY

The Department of Oncology offers comprehensive cancer care programmes that follow innovative trans-disciplinary and multi-modality approaches in the field of adult and paediatric oncology. The department has an extensive medical programme, with numerous super-sub-specialists in the field of Medical Oncology, Haematology, adult & paediatric, Radiation Oncology, Specialised Onco surgery, and Bone Marrow Transplant services. The department boasts of various specialised clinics that offer a range of support services for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. The main focus of the cancer treatment offered at Fortis has been about the conservation of the involved organ as much as possible, without compromising on the safety of the patient, which in turn ensures a faster recovery time, minimal or no dis-figuration, and the ability to return to one's normal life at the earliest.

Key Procedures

  • Colectomy
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Gamma Knife radiosurgery
  • Mastectomy
  • Needle biopsy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Breast biopsy
  • BMT
  • Stem Cell Transplants
  • Autologous
  • Allogenic
  • Haploidentical.

Key Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Palliative Medicine
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