About Radiation Oncology
Radiation oncology is a branch of medicine that uses high-energy rays to fight cancer. It is one of the main ways to treat cancer, and radiation oncologists are in charge of designing and delivering the radiation therapy. Radiation oncologists collaborate with other health experts, such as radiation therapists and medical physicists, to figure out the best type and amount of radiation therapy for each patient. The aim of radiation therapy is to kill cancer cells while sparing healthy tissue as much as possible. Radiation therapy does this by harming the DNA inside cancer cells, stopping them from multiplying and growing. Eventually, the harmed cancer cells die and the body gets rid of them. Radiation therapy can be used by itself or with other treatments, such as chemotherapy or surgery. The exact treatment plan depends on the kind and stage of cancer, as well as other things like the patient’s overall health. Get to know about the advanced radiation oncology treatments offered at Fortis Healthcare, which offers the best radiation oncology treatment in India. Book appointments today for expert care and treatment plans tailored to your needs.
Fortis Healthcare is one of the best radiation oncology hospitals in India, offering comprehensive and personalised care to patients with various types of cancer. With a team of highly qualified and experienced radiation oncologists, we stand out as a beacon of excellence in this field, offering cutting-edge technology, world-class facilities, and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care. Our commitment to innovation and patient-centric care has earned us the reputation of being one of the best Radiation Oncology Hospitals in India. Some of the advanced procedures available at Fortis Healthcare are:
- Elekta Versa HD: This linear accelerator has the capability to administer a range of radiation therapy techniques, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). These techniques can precisely target the tumour and spare the normal tissues, reducing the side effects and improving the quality of life of the patients.
- Radiation therapy for breast cancer: This is a type of external beam radiation therapy that uses X-rays to treat breast cancer. Radiation therapy for breast cancer can be given after surgery to remove the tumour (adjuvant therapy) or before surgery to shrink the tumour (neoadjuvant therapy). Radiation therapy for breast cancer can be given to the whole breast, the chest wall, the lymph nodes, or a part of the breast (partial breast irradiation). Fortis Healthcare uses the ABC technique for treating left-sided breast cancers, which reduces the radiation exposure to the heart.
- SPECT scan: This is a type of nuclear medicine imaging that uses a radioactive tracer to show the function and metabolism of the organs and tissues. SPECT scan can be used to diagnose and monitor the response of cancer to radiation therapy. SPECT scan can also be used to plan and deliver radiation therapy more accurately and effectively.
Get to Know our Team of Experts for Radiation Oncology Treatments
At Fortis Healthcare, our radiation oncology team comprises highly skilled oncologists, radiation therapists, medical physicists, and support staff dedicated to providing personalised care and support to each patient. With years of experience and expertise in the field of radiation oncology, our team works collaboratively to develop customised treatment plans that prioritise patient comfort, safety, and successful outcomes.
Why Fortis is the Best Hospital for Radiation Oncology
Fortis Healthcare is the best hospital for radiation oncology in India because of the following reasons:
- Cutting-edge technology: At Fortis, our radiation oncology services offer the best of both worlds: the latest and most effective radiation equipment and the most caring and experienced medical staff. We have the advanced linear accelerator Elekta Versa HD and other promising procedures, which can deliver a wide range of treatments with high precision and accuracy.
- Expertise and specialisation: The oncologists at Fortis Hospital have specialised experience in radiation therapy for cancer and benign conditions. The doctors also focus on specific types of cancers, including rare and complex ones. This ensures that each patient receives the most appropriate and optimal treatment for their condition.
- Personalised and safe treatment: Every patient and every condition is different. At Fortis, our professionals customise the treatment plan according to the patient’s needs and preferences. The oncologists carefully identify the target areas and direct the radiation beams to the cancerous tumours, while sparing the normal tissues as much as possible.
- Holistic and multidisciplinary approach: The experts at Fortis Healthcare deliver the highest quality care available. We have a strong research program and a multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, cancer surgeons, radiation oncologists, and other paramedical staff. The team works together to provide comprehensive and integrated cancer care, from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and follow-up.
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