A state-of-the-art cancer care centre for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of differenty types of cancer
The Department of Oncology at MGM Healthcare is a Centre of Excellence for its protocol-driven approach to diagnose and treat cancers. At MGM, we offer services in Medical and Surgical Oncology — where certain types of cancer are treated by way of surgery to remove tissues affected by cancer cells or with the use of medication to target the cancer cells.
If you notice any of the following, please consult a specialist:
Chemotherapy is a form of drug treatment that uses chemicals to kill fast-growing cancer cells in the body. Different chemotherapy drugs are available today that can be used alone or in combination to treat a wide variety of cancers. Though it is an effective way to treat cancer, chemotherapy also carries several side effects. While some of these side effects are mild and treatable, others might cause serious complications.
Chemotherapy may be used for a variety of settings:
Common side effects of chemotherapy drugs include:
Chemotherapy drugs can be administered in different ways:
Immunotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that helps the immune system fight against cancer. The immune system is made up of white blood cells, organs and tissues of the lymph system. Immunotherapy is a type of biological therapy that uses substances made from living organisms to treat cancer. Immunotherapy drugs, though not as widely used as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, are used to treat many types of cancer.
Several types of immunotherapies are used to treat cancer. These include:
Different forms of immunotherapy may be given in different ways. These include:
Targeted therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to treat cancer by targeting the cancer’s specific genes, proteins or the tissue environment that contributes to cancer growth and survival. Targeted therapy is often used in conjunction with chemotherapy and other treatments.
To understand how targeted therapy works, one needs to know how specific cancer cells grow. Cells make up every tissue in the body. Each type of cell has a specific function. Cancer starts when certain genes in healthy cells change resulting in a mutation. The genes in the cells tell these cells how to make proteins that keep the cell working. So, if the genes change, these proteins change too. This makes cells divide abnormally or live too long. When this happens, the cells grow out of control and form a tumour. So, drugs are being developed that target these changes. These drugs can block or turn off the signals that tell cancer cells to grow and divide, keep cells from living longer than normal or destroy the cancer cells.
There are several types of targeted therapy:
The most common side effects seen with targeted therapies are:
We have some of the best oncologists in Chennai on-board for the diagnosis and treatment of different types of cancer. Our team uses a multi-disciplinary approach for diagnosing cancer and develops comprehensive and personalized treatment plan for every patient addressing all aspects of their care and recovery. We also provide nutritional counselling, pain management, psychological counselling, access to support groups, thereby providing not only physical care and healing but also emotional healing. A consultation with our panel of oncologists will help you determine what kind of services you may need to help diagnose and treat your cancer. If you or someone in your family or friend’s circle is having cancer, we are here for you.Consult Us
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