Cancer Care

Cancer Care in Chennai

Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

Discovering that you have cancer can be an incredibly stressful and frightening experience. Historically, cancer has been regarded as the "Emperor of Maladies," a disease often seen as incurable and almost always lethal. However, times have changed. Significant advancements have been made in the field of cancer care and treatment. Today, at a leading specialty hospital, your prospects for recovery and the ability to lead a normal life are better than they have ever been.

Empowering You with Knowledge

Understanding the nature of cancer, how it affects your body, how it is diagnosed, and what treatment options are available can empower you with a positive mental attitude. Medical professionals unanimously agree that this mindset plays a vital role in overcoming the illness.

Compassionate Care at Prashanth Hospital

At Prashanth Hospital, we not only recognize the physical and psychological toll cancer takes on patients but also its impact on their families and loved ones. That's why we are committed to creating an environment where cutting-edge cancer treatment facilities are seamlessly integrated with the highest level of care and support.

Our Goal: Your Recovery and Quality of Life

Our objective goes beyond just treating cancer. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible chances of recovery and a subsequent high quality of life.

The Three Levels of Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment is divided into three distinct levels.

Types of Treatment

Cancer treatment is a constantly evolving form of medical specialization. New treatment protocols and medications appear regularly. At present the main forms of cancer treatment include:

  • Surgery: This is done to remove all or as much of the cancer as possible.
  • Chemotherapy: This is the use of drugs (usually a combination of various medicines) to destroy cancer cells.
  • Radiation: This uses high powered beams of energy that are directed to the parts of the body affected by the disease to destroy the cancer cells. This treatment may be either from a machine outside the body or a miniature device that is implanted in the body.
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation: The marrow inside the bones contains stem cells that create blood cells. In a bone marrow transplant procedure, stem cells are taken either from a healthy part of your own body or from a donor and used to replace diseased stem cells. Besides replacing diseased cells, a transplant can also strengthen the body so that stronger doses of therapy may be used to treat the cancer.
  • Hormone Therapy: Certain forms of cancer are caused by the body’s hormones. These include prostate and breast cancer. Therapy to either remove these hormones from the body or to block their effects may result in stopping cancer growth.
  • Targeted Drug Therapy: This process uses medication to deal with specific and identified abnormalities in cells that make them cancerous and which enable their survival.
  • Immunotherapy: Cancer develops in the body because a patient’s immune system (which protects the body from disease and infections) is not able to “recognize” the presence of the disease. This form of treatment focuses on enabling the immune system to detect the presence of cancer and to start the metabolic defences to fight the disease.
  • Ablation: This type of treatment can take two forms:
    • Radiofrequency ablation which uses electrical energy to heat the cancer cells and destroy them. This is done by using a fine needle to reach the cancerous tissue. The needle then releases high-frequency energy into the damaged tissue to destroy it.
    • Cryoablation: This is done using extreme cold to kill the cancer. In this procedure, a thin probe is inserted through the skin and into the cancerous tissue. A gas is pumped through the probe which produces extreme cold to freeze the tissue. This is repeated several times until the cancer cells have been killed.

While cancer is now a treatable disease, it is still a most serious one. Your best chance of recovery and returning to a productive life is to be diagnosed and treated at a hospital with a specialized cancer care department where the best oncologists, surgeons, treatment facilities and care are all available in one place. This is what Prashant Hospital offers you.

Your Path to Recovery

While cancer remains a serious illness, it is now treatable. Your best chance of recovery and a return to a productive life lies in receiving a diagnosis and treatment at a hospital equipped with a specialized cancer care department. Prashant Hospital offers precisely that—a comprehensive approach that combines the expertise of top oncologists and surgeons with state-of-the-art treatment facilities and compassionate care, all under one roof.