HCG MNR Cancer Centre, Ongole, is the dedicated comprehensive cancer centre located in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh and it is also the district’s only cancer centre. HCG MNR Cancer Centre offers a wide range of cancer care solutions ranging from prevention, screening and diagnosis to treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care.
The centre houses all three cancer treatment modalities, namely radiation oncology, surgical oncology and medical oncology.
Each department at HCG MNR Cancer Centre is fully equipped to support care delivery that not only increases the survival chances for the patients but also helps them lead a normal and healthy life after the treatment.
HCG MNR Cancer Centre is authorised by the State Government of Andhra Pradesh. It has also been certified with the accreditations of ESI, EHS, APEPDCL, EPDCL, FCI and all the major TPA’s.
We, at HCG MNR Cancer Centre, believe in delivering cancer care that is value-based and patient-centric.
The multidisciplinary treatment approach helps our specialists devise a customised treatment plan for our patients based on their cancer type, stage and their overall condition. In other words, the treatment given will be specific to that patient rather than to that specific cancer type.
The multidisciplinary team comprises medical, surgical and radiation oncologists along with trained experts in pain management, onco-dietetics and psychosocial intervention.
This personalised approach positively impacts the treatment response and recovery among patients.
Diagnostic Services at HCG MNR Cancer Centre
CT Scan: A computerised tomography scan or CT scan is a safe and non-invasive diagnostic procedure that provides comprehensive information on the exact location of abnormal masses, which could be benign or malignant.
A CT scan helps in radiation and surgical treatment planning. It improves the quality of cancer diagnosis. This scan also helps in assessing the aggressiveness of the tumour, check if it is benign or malignant.
Mammography: Mammography is used for breast cancer detection. Low-dose X-rays are used to examine the breast for the signs of benign or malignant tumours.
X-Ray: X-ray helps in detecting structural abnormalities within the body. X-rays play an important role in the detection of lung, stomach and kidney cancers.
We also have an in-house laboratory that offers diagnostic services like biochemistry, haematology, clinical pathology and cytology and helps our patients receive on-time diagnostic support.
Treatment at HCG MNR Cancer Centre
Combining two or more treatment modalities could positively impact the effectiveness of the overall therapy and the treatment response in patients. At HCG MNR Cancer Centre, we have key cancer treatment modalities, such as surgery, radiation therapy, systemic therapies such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy and nuclear medicine available under a single roof.
The radiation oncology department at HCG MNR Cancer Centre houses the state-of-the-art Linear Accelerator, which is capable of delivering 3DCRT treatment.
Surgeries could help with the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of various cancer types. Reconstruction surgeries help in restoring the structure and functioning of the cancer-affected organs and improve the quality of life in patients.
Our surgical oncologists are experts in performing open and minimally invasive surgery for head & neck cancers, breast cancers, GI cancers, gynaecological cancers, urological cancers, bone and soft tissue cancers.
This department is capable of delivering various cancer treatments like high-dose chemotherapy, targeted therapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy. These systemic therapies use various mechanisms to destroy the cancer cells and help patients lead a better life after the treatment. These treatments are often combined with other treatment modalities for enhanced efficacy of the overall treatment.
Palliative Care / End of Life Care
Palliative care focuses on improving the quality of life for patients with advanced-stage cancers. People with cancer may receive palliative care at any time from the point of diagnosis, throughout treatment, and beyond. Palliative care primarily focuses on managing the symptoms caused due to cancer, which could be pain or other discomfort and supporting better quality of life for the patients.
Infrastructure of HCG MNR Cancer Centre
- The OPD rooms and the waiting areas are spacious and create an ambient setting for patients.
- The patient wards are available as per the needs of the patients.
- HCG MNR Cancer Centre houses a modern and well-equipped ICU that supports effective critical care management with a team of dedicated intensivists available round the clock. This ICU also has specialised isolation wards for patients diagnosed with highly infectious medical conditions.
- Palliative care department is also set up at the centre to support symptom management among terminally ill cancer patients and help improve their quality of life.
- We have dedicated unit managers and helplines to ensure that all our patients’ treatment requirements are met, and they complete their cancer journey without any hassles.