Each of the cells of the body have a tightly regulated and controlled system responsible for cell growth, maturity, reproduction & eventual death. Any event causing loss in the regulation or control of the system leads to either immature cells, uncontrolled reproduction. This in layman term is called cancer.
What is Oncology?
Oncology is a science that deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer. An oncologist is a doctor who prepare treatment plan for patient, it is divided in three major areas – Medical, surgical and radiation.
Different types of cancer found in males and females
Recent study suggests that there will be over 17 lakh new cancer treatment cases in India by 2020.Breast cancer topped the list among females and among males mouth cancer.
Cancers of oral cavity and lungs in males and cervix and breast in females account for over 50% of all cancer deaths in India.
The top five cancers in men and women account for 47.2% of all cancers; these cancers can be prevented, screened for and/or detected early and treated at an early stage. This could significantly reduce the death rate from these cancers.
Common myths about cancer
Misconceptions about cancer and its treatment might make you feel confused or unsure about the disease and the treatment.
Cancer is not curable, it means end of life!
Many cancer are curable if diagnosed in early stage. Right treatment combines with positive lifestyle can increase the life span of the patients.
Will eating sugar makes cancer worse?
No studies shows that sugar makes your cancer worse. Eating excessive sugar will promote weight gain and obesity which is associated with an increased risk of developing several type of complications including cancer.
Is cancer contagious?
Cancer is not contagious, it does not spread from one person to another. However, it is possible in case of tissue or organ transplant.
Does hair dye or the use of deodorants and sprays increase the risk of cancer?
There is no scientific evidence that use of chemicals like hair dye, antiperspirants, and deodorants increases the risk of cancer.
Common Myths about cancer treatment
There is no effective treatment for cancer
Cancer treatment is overall treatment, it greatly reduces the risk of cancer spreading, prolongs survival and in many cases, cures the patient.
Treating a cancer with surgery causes it to spread throughout the body
Specialist surgeons know how to safely take biopsy samples and to remove tumours without causing cancer to spread. They may remove some healthy tissue around the cancer, to ensure that all of the detectable cancer is removed.
What department is all about?
Cancer department at Metro Hospital, Faridabad is supported by the best team of doctors with state-of-the-art equipment and technology. We are committed to deliver the highest quality and advanced oncology care in a compassionate environment. We provide all form of treatments which includes Surgical Oncology & Medical Oncology. Our aim is to cure the patients and save lives from the deadly disease. In complicated cases, our treatment aims to control the disease and add life to years.
Key Diagnosis and Prevention
Cancer department at Metro Hospital, Faridabad is supported by best team of doctors with Early detection and diagnosis plays a crucial role in cancer treatment. Cancer can be detected in the early stages by screening and by seeking prompt medical attention.
Facilities available at Metro Hospital, Faridabad
The department is headed by a senior oncologist and trained paramedical staff. The oncology wing of cancer deals with all sorts of diagnostic and therapeutically modalities of cancer disease.
The department is equipped to diagnose and treat all types of cancer disorders. We have state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities.
The department is equipped to handle all routine and sick patients with cancer condition as it is backed-up with intensive care facility to cater to emergencies of people on life support system.
Tumor Board - Every Friday - 10 AM to 12 Noon
It’s an endeavor started by metro hospital Faridabad to extend privilege to cancer patients by providing expert treatment model at the hand of experienced Medical Oncologist, Surgical Oncologist & Radiation oncologist.
Every Friday Cancer board will sit together and review a case, and will offer a tailor-made and customize treatment plan for a patient, which enables
Every patient receives an individualized treatment plan
Every treatment plan is planned collaboratively, with all aspects of cancer care taken into account
Chemotherapy of all solid tumors
Biological Therapy and Immunotherapy
Intra peritoneal chemotherapy
Intra vesical chemotherapy
Intra thoracical chemotherapy
Preventive Oncology by screening, cancer awareness and educational program and vaccination