“ Cancer may take away all your physical abilities, but it cannot touch your mind, heart, and soul.”
The latest predictions by the WHO (World Health Organization), suggests that the number of people dying of cancer can reach up to 7 lacs in coming time. One of the major reasons being the high-cost treatment and poor quality of infrastructure available in most of the under-developed countries.
Here are some of the best cancer hospitals in India, which provide the treatment at affordable costs:
Dharamshila Narayana Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
The first and the best cancer hospital in North India.
The first cancer hospital to get accreditation from NABH in 2008.
Own a record of treating nearly 2 million cancer patients every year.
This is the only hospital in North India doing the most complex head and neck surgeries for the tumors.
The only hospital offering Third Generation Radiation Technology i.e Elekta synergy VMAT, IMRT, IGRT, SBRT, and SRS/ SRT and Respiratory Gating Capabilities.
Dr. Anshuman Kumar is a senior surgical oncologist working with the hospital.
He has an experience of more than 18 years and was awarded as “oncologist of the year” in 2014 by the Government of India.
He has performed more than 3500 head & neck cancer surgeries with a high success rate.
2. Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
The oncology department of the hospital owns Da Vinci Robotic surgical system to be able to perform complicated surgeries with accuracy and precision.
The system enables the surgeon to have a three-dimensional view of the patient’s anatomy.
The hospital also offers a special program known as HOPES (Helping Our Patients and Families Through Education). This includes wellness services, educational support workshops on the topic of interest for the patients and their families.
The hospital makes use of generation-next therapeutics. In this method, it is made sure that you receive personalized drugs for cancer treatment with the help of various investigations that are carried out.
Dr. VP Singh is a senior surgical oncologist with approximately 39 years of experience.
He has won the Mani Gold Medal for the best work in rural health in 1974.
He has been awarded an International Union against Cancer fellowship at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.
3. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital, Mumbai
This is amongst the top cancer hospital in India as has been recognized as a “designated center for integrated oncology and palliative care”.
It has cutting-edge technologies like minimal access surgery such as minimal access surgery, robotic surgeries, trilogy for radiotherapy, Edge and Novalis for radiosurgery, which are routinely used.
There is a separate unit for breast cancer, which has highly qualified experts and infrastructure to provide the best treatment plan.
The hospital has conducted more than 6300 cancer surgeries so far with a maximum success rate.
Personalized targeted therapy is provided for the most cancer leading to increased precision and without causing any harm to the surrounding healthy tissues.
Dr. Rajesh Mistry is the director of the oncology department, with an experience of more than 25 years.
He has conducted more than 1000 surgeries so far.
He is the pioneer of ‘submandibular salivary gland transfer’ for the preservation of salivary function in patients, who are on radiotherapy.
4. Medanta hospital, Gurgaon
The hospital is well-equipped with advanced technologies such as CyberKnife. integrated Brachytherapy Unit, Image-guided radiation therapy to treat cancers of the bladder, brain, breast, female reproductive organs, head and neck, lung and prostate.
It deals with international patients from more than 15 countries.
It is accredited with NABH and NABL.
It caters approximately 20,000 international patients every year.
The team of critical care unit at Medanta comprises of an anesthesiologist, surgical intensivists, critical care nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists.
Dr. Ashok Vaid is the head of the oncology department with an experience of nearly 35 years.
He has been awarded Padma Shri for his contribution to the field of medicine on 14th April 2009.
He also has a unique distinction of carrying out the first 25 bone marrow transplants amongst the private hospitals in North India.
5. BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
It is amongst the first to offer HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy) technology in India.
It was Asia’s first and the world’s seventh hospital to introduce CyberKnife VSI.
Specialized techniques for the treatment of breast cancer such as Single Dose Intraoperative radiation therapy and 3D conformal partial breast irradiation which can minimize the duration of radiation treatment.
Accredited with NABH and NABL, the hospital is 17 modular operation theaters and 650 beds.
It is the first of its kind in NCR region to install and start the use of automatic pneumatic chute system that enhances health care.
Dr. S Hukku is a leading radiation oncologist with an experience of nearly 35 years in the field.
Dr. Hukku’s special interest lies in Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), Head and Neck Cancer, Brain Tumours and Breast Cancer. the Association of Radiation Oncologists in India (AROI).
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