Oncology

Avail Complete Oncology Care at Fortis International

Oncology Care at Fortis

Defeat cancer with help from one of the best oncology care hospitals in India

The World Health Organization (WHO) state that, globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are happening due to cancer. In the United States alone, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases and 600,920 cancer-related deaths in 2017. In India, national statistics say the estimated number of people living with cancer in the country is around 2.5 million.

Every year, as many as 7 lakh new patients are diagnosed with some form of cancer. As many as 2,500 people die in India everyday due to tobacco related cancer. For every 2 women who has been newly diagnosed with breast cancer, one ultimately dies due to the lack of awareness and widespread taboo regarding the subject in India. Every eight minutes, one woman in the country dies of cervical cancer. A combination of expert medical personnel and modern infrastructure has made Fortis one of the best oncology care hospitals in India.

Mostly active and in some cases passive smoking is responsible for 1 in 5 deaths among men and 1 in 20 deaths among women in the country. The number accounts for an estimated 9,30,000 deaths in 2010. We at Fortis are devoted to revolutionize the field of Oncology and bring relief to cancer survivors. One of the top cancer care hospitals in India, Fortis’ Oncology department upholds several intensive cancer-care programs that mirror a multifaceted approach to oncology in general.

The total number of cancer related deaths in India among the age group of 30-69 today stands around 5,56,400 per year among which two-third are male patients and the remaining happens to be female. Carcinoma of the lungs and oral cavity in men and breast & cervix in females are the most common type of cancers to afflict the Indian population. These types of cancer stand for more than 50% of all cancer-related deaths in India.

Our cancer institution has always been dedicated to provide the best results and a comfortable medical experience to patients. We maintain a patient-centric atmosphere where the main priority is to deliver first-class cancer treatment in India to the ones in need. There are more than one hundred types of cancer that can affect literally any part of the human body at any given age. After cardiovascular diseases, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the country right now. Prolonged use of nicotine products like cigarettes and chewable tobacco are the single most preventable cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Due to lack of awareness and non-progressive, outdated social norms- more women die in India due to cervical cancer than any other country in the world. Fortis motivates its patients to internalize the fact that Cancer, if diagnosed in time, it is completely curable and that life goes beyond Cancer. One of the best cancer care hospitals in India, we have one the most well-trained and experienced Oncologists, Hematologists, transplant and Onco-surgeons in the industry who comes with international reputation and decades of practice.

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in India and accounts for about a quarter of all cancers among women in all Indian cities. Also, the average age for breast cancer in India is almost a decade lower than that in the West. Cancers of major public health relevance such as breast, cervical, oral and colorectal cancer can be cured if detected early and treated adequately. One of the best oncology care hospitals in India, the Department of Oncology at Fortis follows a programme that include trans-disciplinary and multi-modality approaches in the field of both adult and pediatric oncology. With comprehensive programmes, the department has onboard super-sub-specialists in the field of Medical Oncology, Hematology – adult & pediatric, Radiation Oncology, Specialised Onco surgery and Bone Marrow Transplant services. There are various specialised clinics and with a range of Support services for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Cancer.

Among the many biological, environmental and lifestyle factors that contribute to cancer- wrong choice of food or an unhealthy diet is one of the major contributors. Saturated fats, red meat, salt, too much sugar and lack of fiber are associated with an increased risk of cancer. Alcohol increases the risk for a number of cancers including that of the liver, bowel, throat and mouth. A typical Indian diet that is high on rice, spicy food, excess chilly/salt and dried fish are also known to aggravate the risk of getting cancer. On the other hand, some studies have shown that the calcium in milk reduces the bowel cancer risk while others have linked high intake of dairy proteins with prostate cancer. One of the best cancer care hospitals in India, we have one the most well-trained and experienced Oncologists, Hematologists, transplant and Onco-surgeons in the industry who comes with international reputation and decades of practice. Fortis Hospitals provides screenings and clinical treatment for all types of cancer including colon cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer, to name e few. Some of the best oncology care hospitals in India, we uphold the most up-to-date, top notch HEPA filtered rooms so that the chances of our patients contracting airborne diseases are diminished significantly.

Currently, the most common types of cancer treatments are

  1. Chemotherapy
  2. Radiotherapy
  3. Tumor Surgery

And in the case prostate cancer and breast cancer — hormonal therapy. One type of therapy that has attracted a lot of attention recently is immunotherapy, which aims to reinforce our own bodies’ existing arsenal against foreign bodies and harmful cells: our immune system’s response to the spread of cancer tumors. There are multiple ways to prevent cancer by ensuring you lead an overall healthy lifestyle; these include- not using tobacco, maintain a healthy weight, fruits/vegetables-rich diet, limiting alcohol intake and being physically active. Fortis, being one of the best cancer care hospitals in India provide the following oncology facilities to patients-

  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Clinical Haematology
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Nuclear Medicine & Therapy

With intensive programmes, the department of oncology at Fortis collaborates with super-sub-specialists in the field of medical oncology, hematology – adult & pediatric, radiation oncology, and specialised onco-surgery and bone marrow transplant services. One of the best oncology care hospitals in India, we also have multiple specialised clinics and with a range of Support services for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer.

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