Radiation oncology is a department or speciality that is an important part of a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancers. Radiation therapy uses high energy rays from sources like X-rays and photons, most commonly delivered through a linear accelerator. The linear accelerator is an important component in cancer centres, which also house a multidisciplinary team of radiation oncologists, nurses, radiation therapists and medical physicists who counsel the patients about the use of radiation therapy as a treatment option, assess them, plan and deliver the treatment and also help with any post-treatment side effects. These X-rays delivered during the procedure do not cause pain and are invisible.
Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital is the best Radiation Oncology treatment hospital in Navi Mumbai. During appointments, our oncology team will decide all the aspects of the treatment in accordance with your condition and personal preferences. You will be informed about the tentative date of commencement of the treatment, the approximate duration for which it might be continued, and the associated pros and cons of the procedure. Before starting the treatment and delivering it to you, there may be a time interval that will be used to tailor the treatment to your situation and to ensure that it is delivered safely, avoiding side effects as much as possible. After the treatment, regular follow-ups will be conducted by the oncology team to relieve you of any symptoms, if present and make you feel safe and comfortable. The goal of radiation therapy can be to cure the disease, limit the growth of the tumour, or reduce symptoms.
Radiation therapy is delivered as a part of the treatment regimen of about 40% of patients with cancer worldwide. It is a highly cost-effective and efficient treatment modality for many types of cancers. With cancer being the leading cause of death worldwide, it is important to acknowledge the importance of radiation oncology in the medical field.
Professionals who are a part of our radiation oncology team include:
After radiation therapy is decided as an option, a planning stage occurs during which the patient has to undergo a special CT scan that uses I/V or oral contrast. After this appointment, the next step involves marking the area to be treated by an expert radiation oncologist. The areas to be avoided are also marked. The radiation plan, once prepared, is evaluated by medical physicists and other experts working with the patient. After undergoing quality and safety checks, it is approved. The radiation therapy is delivered during the treatment session by radiation therapists. Other members of the team, like radiation oncologists and medical physicists, monitor the patient the whole time to manage any side effects.
Our oncology team comprises the best Radiation Oncologists in Navi Mumbai. They are highly experienced, having treated a vast number of cancer patients every year. They combine the quality and technology of the state-of-the-art equipment with the experience and skill of the medical staff. Each of our radiation oncologists has had comprehensive training in performing radiation treatment procedures for patients with cancer and tailoring the treatment plans in accordance with the medical needs of the patient. After the radiation oncologist marks the tissues to be treated, radiation is targeted towards the malignant tissues to minimize the dose of radiation to normal tissues.
We at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Navi Mumbai provide treatment not only to satisfy the physical medical needs of the patients but also to support them mentally, thus, delivering the best Radiation Therapy treatment for cancer in Navi Mumbai. We acknowledge that the journey of treatment of cancers is nerve-racking for the patients as well as for their families, so we try our best to make them feel comfortable at all times.