Oncology Treatment in Bangalore

Oncology refers to a field of medicine concerned with study and treatment of cancer.  The term oncology is derived from the Greek word onkos which means bulk or tumour.  Oncology deals in diagnosis of cancer and its treatment whether it is through surgical resection, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, etc.  The patient’s medical history plays an important role in determining the prevalence of cancer.  It is assessed by the type of symptoms the patient experiences and the type of complaint.

Other investigative procedures are,

Biopsy – A test done to prove malignancy by removing cells or tissues from the suspected area of malignancy and examined under a microscope.

Endoscopy – A procedure to visualise the internal organs by passing a scope to the area of suspected malignancy.

X-Ray, CT scan, Ultrasound – These are radiological procedures to visualise the suspected areas of malignancy.

Blood Tests – Blood tests are primary tests to detect the growth of cancer cells.

Other investigative procedures are,

  • Scintigraphy
  • Positron emission tomography

 

Facilities in Hospitals

Oncology Department houses a special Tumour Board which include surgeons, radiation oncologists, diagnostic consultants who give complete treatment solutions and the best possible course of treatment.  Oncology treatment in India is on par with other developed nations.