ITM Hospital Gwalior



The services offered under "Onco-surgery and chemotherapy" typically encompass a range of specialized treatments and support for cancer patients. Here are some common services

  • Surgical Oncology: This includes various types of surgeries aimed at removing cancerous tumors and affected tissue. Surgeons skilled in oncology perform procedures such as tumor resections, lymph node dissections, and reconstructive surgeries following tumor removal.
  • Chemotherapy Administration: Chemotherapy involves the use of powerful drugs to destroy cancer cells or stop them from multiplying. Oncology clinics or infusion centers within hospitals provide chemotherapy treatments, which are often administered intravenously or orally.
  • Medical Oncology: Medical oncologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer using medications, including chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and hormonal therapy. They create personalized treatment plans and monitor patients' progress throughout their cancer journey.
  • Radiation Oncology: Some hospitals offer radiation therapy as part of their comprehensive cancer care. Radiation oncologists use high-energy radiation beams to target and kill cancer cells, often in conjunction with surgery and chemotherapy.
  • Supportive Care Services: Cancer treatment can be physically and emotionally challenging, so supportive care services are crucial. These may include pain management, nutritional counseling, psychological support, palliative care, and access to support groups or social workers.
  • Diagnostic Services: Comprehensive cancer care typically includes diagnostic imaging services such as CT scans, MRI scans, PET scans, and biopsies to accurately diagnose and stage cancer.
  • Follow-up Care and Survivorship Programs: After completing treatment, patients may require ongoing monitoring and support to manage potential side effects, monitor for cancer recurrence, and promote overall well-being. Survivorship programs offer resources and guidance for life after cancer treatment.
  • Multidisciplinary Care Teams: Cancer treatment often involves collaboration among various medical specialists, including oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. Multidisciplinary tumor boards may meet to discuss complex cases and develop comprehensive treatment plans.