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Radiation Oncology

At Felix Hospital, our Radiation Oncology department is dedicated to providing world-class care for patients with various types of cancer. Our multidisciplinary team of experts combines cutting-edge technology with compassionate care to deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Exceptional Care Awaits at Felix Hospital, contact at +91 9667064100. for more information.

 

What is Radiation Oncology?

Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that uses high-energy radiation to treat cancer. The goal is to destroy cancer cells while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues. Radiation therapy can be used alone or in combination with other treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy.

 

Types of Radiation Therapy:

External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT):

  • Delivers high-energy beams directly to the cancer site from outside the body.
  • Techniques include 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT), Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), and Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT).

 

Brachytherapy:

  • Involves placing radioactive sources inside or near the tumor.
  • Used for cancers such as prostate, cervical, and breast cancer.

 

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT):

  • Delivers highly precise radiation doses to small, well-defined tumors.
  • Often used for brain tumors and other small, localized cancers.

 

Proton Therapy:

  • Uses protons instead of X-rays to treat cancer.
  • Can be more precise, potentially causing less damage to surrounding tissues.
     

Benefits of Radiation Therapy

 

  • Effective Treatment: Targets and destroys cancer cells.
  • Non-Invasive: Often requires no incisions.
  • Outpatient Procedure: Many treatments are done on an outpatient basis.
  • Pain Management: Can help relieve symptoms such as pain caused by tumors.
     

Conditions Treated

Radiation therapy is used to treat a variety of cancers, including but not limited to:

Advanced Technology at Felix Hospital

We pride ourselves on offering the latest technological advancements in radiation oncology:

  • State-of-the-Art Diagnostic Imaging: Accurate imaging for precise treatment planning.
  • Advanced Radiation Delivery Systems: Ensure targeted treatment with minimal side effects.
  • Robotic-Assisted Systems: Provide high precision in treatment delivery.
  • Clinical Trials: Access to innovative therapies and treatments.

 

Comprehensive Care Approach

At Felix Hospital, we believe in a holistic approach to cancer treatment. Our comprehensive care includes:.

Personalized Treatment Plans:

  • Tailored to each patient's unique needs.
  • Based on factors such as cancer type, stage, and patient’s overall health.


Multidisciplinary Team:

  • Oncologists, radiologists, surgeons, and support staff work together to provide coordinated care.
  • Regular team meetings to discuss and refine treatment plans.


Supportive Care Services:

  • Nutritional counseling to manage dietary challenges.
  • Pain management services.
  • Psychological support and counseling.
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation.
  • Support groups and educational resources.
  • Palliative care for symptom management and improved quality of life.

 

Patient Journey at Felix Hospital

 

Initial Consultation:

  • Comprehensive assessment and discussion of medical history.
  • Initial diagnostic tests to determine the cancer type and stage.

 

Treatment Planning:

  • Detailed planning using advanced imaging and diagnostic tools.
  • Customized radiation therapy plan developed by our expert team.

 

Treatment Delivery:

  • Precise and accurate radiation therapy administered.
  • Continuous monitoring and adjustments as needed.

 

Follow-Up Care:

  • Regular check-ups to monitor progress and manage any side effects.
  • Long-term follow-up to ensure optimal recovery and health.
     

Research and Innovation

Felix Hospital is committed to advancing cancer care through research and innovation. Our team participates in clinical trials and collaborates with leading institutions to bring the latest treatments to our patients. We continuously update our practices based on the most current evidence and breakthroughs in cancer care.


Why Choose Felix Hospital for Radiation Oncology?

 

  • Experienced multidisciplinary team of oncologists, radiologists, and support staff.
  • Comprehensive care from diagnosis through treatment and survivorship.
  • Access to the latest technologies and treatment options.
  • Personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s needs.
  • Supportive care services to address all aspects of patient well-being.
  • Commitment to research and innovation in cancer care.
  • State-of-the-art facilities equipped with the latest medical technologies.
  • Patient-centered approach focusing on comfort, dignity, and quality of life.

At Felix Hospital, we fight cancer with advanced care and compassion, aiming for the best outcomes for our patients. Call now +91 9667064100.

 

Conclusion

At Felix Hospital, our Radiation Oncology department is dedicated to providing world-class care for patients with various types of cancer. By combining cutting-edge technology with compassionate care, we strive to deliver the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our multidisciplinary team, advanced technology, and comprehensive care approach ensure that each patient receives personalized treatment tailored to their unique needs. From initial consultation to follow-up care, our team is committed to supporting patients through every step of their cancer journey.

Whether you are seeking effective treatment options or compassionate support services, Felix Hospital is here to help. We pride ourselves on our commitment to research and innovation, continuously improving our practices based on the latest evidence and breakthroughs in cancer care.

 

FAQs about Radiation Oncology

 

  • What are the side effects of radiation treatment?

Radiation therapy can cause various side effects, depending on the treatment area and dosage. Common side effects include:

  • Fatigue
  • Skin irritation (redness, blistering, or peeling)
  • Hair loss (in the treated area)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Appetite changes
  • Diarrhea (if the abdomen is treated)
  • Mouth sores and difficulty swallowing (if the head or neck is treated)
  • Urinary issues (if the pelvis is treated)

These side effects can vary in intensity and duration, and your healthcare team will provide strategies to manage them.

  • What is a radiation oncology procedure?

A radiation oncology procedure involves using high-energy radiation to target and destroy cancer cells. The process generally includes the following steps:

  • Consultation and Evaluation: Meeting with a radiation oncologist to discuss the diagnosis and treatment options.
  • Simulation and Planning: Using imaging techniques (CT, MRI, or PET scans) to map out the precise area for treatment.
  • Treatment Planning: Developing a customized treatment plan with specific dosage and delivery methods.4.
  • Radiation Delivery: Administering the radiation therapy, which may include:
    -External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT): Using a machine to direct radiation beams at the cancer.
    -Brachytherapy: Placing radioactive sources inside or near the tumor.
    -Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT): Delivering precise, high-dose radiation to small, well-defined tumors.
    -Follow-Up Care: Regular monitoring to assess the treatment's effectiveness and manage any side effects.

 

  • Can you live a normal life with radiotherapy?

Yes, many people can live a normal life during and after radiotherapy. While some side effects may cause temporary discomfort or limitations, most patients can continue their daily activities with some adjustments. It's important to follow your healthcare provider's recommendations, take care of your overall health, and seek support when needed.

 

  • How long does radiation stay in your body?

Radiation does not stay in your body after external beam radiation therapy. The radiation passes through the body and doesn't linger. However, with internal radiation therapy (brachytherapy), radioactive materials may be temporarily placed inside the body and removed after a specific period. Once removed, no radiation remains in the body.

 
  • Is radiation oncology painful?

The actual administration of radiation therapy is generally not painful. However, some patients may experience discomfort from lying still during treatment sessions or from the side effects that develop over time, such as skin irritation or soreness in the treated area. Your healthcare team can provide strategies to manage any discomfort you may experience.