Raghavendra Hospital offers world-class cancer care and treatment. With our medical expertise, unsurpassed technology, and comprehensive support programs, we are proud to provide our patients with the full spectrum of cancer care. Our team of board-certified medical oncologists, hematologists, pathologists, specialists, and nurse navigators will work with you and your family to provide continuing support and healing for your well-being – body, mind, and spirit.
We believe that you don’t have to face this news alone. Whether you’re being tested, facing a diagnosis, or starting treatment, we are here for you.
No matter what type of cancer we’re facing together, the key to your healing is catching it early. Our advanced screening capabilities—like MRI, CT, and PET/CT imaging devices—will help us find it in its earliest, most treatable stages. Once we’ve found where your cancer is hiding, together we’ll talk through all of your options, and we’ll help you make your plan for moving forward.
Raghavendra’s healthcare teams strive to provide the best cancer care that modern medicine offers, including board-certified doctors and supportive care professionals who ensure care tailored to your diagnosis and overall health. Your care plan will generally start with diagnostic imaging scans and testing to determine the extent of your cancer. From there, your care team will create a comprehensive treatment plan that may include options such as minimally invasive surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or other interventions.
- Medical Oncology / Chemotherapy and Targeted Therapies
You may be anxious to find the proper cancer treatment. Or you may be nervous about starting chemo. If chemotherapy is recommended as part of your treatment plan, Raghavendra’s medical oncology care teams are here to help support you.
You’ve probably heard of chemotherapy as a cancer treatment. But you may still have many questions. Raghavendra Hospitals’ oncologists and care teams are here to talk through all your concerns. And we’ll work with you to create a care plan customized to your needs.
Chemotherapy refers to drugs that travel through the bloodstream and destroy cancer cells. These may be administered orally or intravenously and are typically given in cycles.
Therapies that may be part of your care plan include *(Raghavendraa may not provide these. Please check and delete accordingly):
- Radioactive iodine therapy: a liquid or capsule that is swallowed and used to kill cancer cells in the thyroid after surgery
- Radioimmunotherapy: medications that deliver radiation directly to cancer cells; made of monoclonal antibodies that carry radioactive isotopes allowing the antibody to attach to cancer cells and deliver radiation directly to the cells
- Immunotherapy: (also known as biologic therapy or biotherapy) boosts the body’s natural immune system to combat types of cancer
- Targeted therapy: new, promising drugs that stop the action of abnormal proteins that cause cells to grow and divide
- Stem cell transplantation: takes stem cells from a healthy donor (typically a sibling) and infuses them in the patient’s bloodstream; cells evolve into healthy, blood-producing cells after placement
- Bone marrow transplantation: replaces diseased bone marrow with highly specialized stem cells
- Cancer Surgery
Cancer surgery remains a leading option for removing cancer from the body. Your physician may recommend surgery for various reasons, including diagnosing, removing, and relieving the symptoms of multiple types of cancer. Surgery may be the only treatment necessary or just one part of a broader treatment plan, including chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
Common reasons to have cancer surgery :
- Debulking: This surgery process is designed to remove as much of a tumor as possible when complete eradication (due to proximity to vital organs or tissue) is not possible.
- Diagnosing Cancer: Your physician may perform a biopsy to remove all or part of a tumor to determine if a growth is cancerous.
- Preventing cancer: If you are predisposed to certain types of cancers because of genetics, you may choose to have tissues or organs removed as a preventative measure.
- Primary Treatment: Surgery is often the best option for totally removing cancerous growths and surrounding tissue from the body.
- Stage determination: Surgical removal of all or part of a tumor can be tested to determine cancer progression or stage.
- Radiation Oncology
When considering cancer treatments, you want to know about all the options and which ones might be right for you. For many types of cancer, advanced radiation therapy can be used to target cancer cells. Raghavendra’s radiology care teams are here to offer experience and compassion.
Raghavendra’s skilled cancer specialists will listen to you, answer your questions and discuss whether radiation therapy is the right option for your cancer treatment. Then, together, we will develop a personalized care plan for you.
It’s natural to be nervous about radiation exposure. But it is designed to help kill cancer cells or keep them from growing. Targeted radiation helps avoid damaging healthy tissue outside of the cancerous area. Raghavendra Hospitals’ oncologists and radiation specialists work together to pinpoint the location of your cancer and identify the right site for your therapy.
- Rehabilitation services
Following cancer treatment, you may need follow-up rehabilitation services to help you recover and regain your strength. Schedule an appointment with your cancer care team to discuss what rehabilitation services can help you on your road to recovery.