HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre, Nagpur, is the first private comprehensive cancer care hospital in Central India. HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre was founded with the aim of providing consistently high quality and result-oriented cancer care by adopting advanced technology and patient-centric treatment approaches. The centre offers 360° cancer care solutions, namely prevention, screening, second opinion, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, follow-up and palliative care.
Radiation oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, Haemato oncology and BMT, and nuclear medicine are the main treatment modalities that are available at HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre. Each department here 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.
Through the state-of-the-art technology, the clinical expertise of our specialists and innovative treatment approaches that we practise at HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre, we aim to help our patients receive the right treatment, the first time.
We, at HCG NCHRI 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 onco-pathology.
This personalised approach positively impacts the treatment response and recovery among patients.
Diagnostic Services at HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre
PET-CT: PET-CT is one of the advanced methods of molecular imaging that provides data on both anatomical and biochemical changes. PET-CT imaging helps in diagnosis, staging/restaging, treatment planning, therapy monitoring and treatment evaluation. This data helps the specialists in delivering better care and treatment support.
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: The centre has a mammography facility to support breast cancer detection and diagnosis.
Colour Doppler Sonography: This is an ultrasound procedure that helps specialists in differentiating between benign nodules and malignant ones.
We also have an in-house laboratory that offers high-end diagnostic services, such as IHC, gene sequencing, biochemistry, haematology, clinical pathology and cytology and helps our patients receive on-time diagnostic support.
Treatment at HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre
Today, unlike before, cancer treatments are planned with equal importance given to the patient’s quality of life. The strategies used in the surgical management of cancer are also changing gradually. At HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre, onco surgeries come with numerous advantages such as organ preservation, shorter hospital stay, reduced morbidity and fewer treatment-related complications. Following are services offered by the surgical oncology department. We offer organ-specific surgical oncology services.
- Head & Neck Surgeries
- Reconstructive Surgeries
- Gynae Onco Surgeries
- Breast conservation and breast oncoplastic surgeries
- Thoracic onco surgeries
- Uro Onco Surgeries
- Ortho Onco Surgeries
- GI & Hepatobiliary Onco Surgeries
- Neuro Oncology surgery
- Other Onco Surgeries
Reports show that 80% of cancer patients need radiation therapy at one of their cancer treatments, which makes it one of the pillars of cancer treatment.
The centre introduced TrueBeam STx, a high-precision radiotherapy treatment system for the first time in central India. The hospital treats all types of cancers with the latest advancement in Radiotherapy techniques, namely image-guided radiotherapy and radiosurgery through which tumours can be treated with superior precision and speed.
Our radiation oncology department is supported by highly qualified & experienced clinicians, technologists and paramedics to cater to the needs of all our patients. Following are the different radiation therapy techniques that are being given at HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre:
- Image-guided RT (IGRT)
- Intensity-modulated RT (IMRT)
- 3D Conformal RT (3D CRT)
- Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT)
- Stereotactic Radio-surgery (SRS)
- Stereotactic Body Radiation (SBRT)
- Rapid-Arc Radiotherapy
- Anaesthesia supported Paediatric RT
The medical oncology department at HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre works towards preventing, diagnosing and treating cancers systemically by adopting value-based treatment protocols and customised multimodal therapies. Here are the key services offered under medical oncology:
- Targeted Immunotherapy
- Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
- Adjuvant Chemotherapy
- Day Care Chemotherapy
- Targeted Therapy
- Palliative Care
Haemato oncology and BMT
At HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre, the haematology and BMT department is well-equipped and is supported by skilled haematologists and BMT experts, who are trained to manage multiple haematological disorders, such as myeloma, leukaemia, lymphomas, aplastic anaemia, immune deficiency disorders and certain paediatric cancers through stem cell transplantation.
HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre has dedicated, fully-equipped bone suites to accommodate the most complex transplant program specialising in both autologous and allogeneic BMT. This unit is one of the largest BMT units in Central India.
The nuclear medicine department at HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre is well-equipped and is enabled to deliver high-end and comprehensive diagnostic and treatment solutions like PET CT imaging, radioactive iodine ablation therapy for thyroid cancers and other thyroid-related disorders. The centre also houses a PSMA scan facility to support accurate prostate cancer diagnosis.
Palliative Care / End of Life Care
Palliative care focuses on improving the quality of life for patients with advanced-stage cancers. Palliative care primarily focuses on managing the symptoms caused due to cancer, which could be pain or other discomfort and supporting a better quality of life for the patients.
The psycho-oncology team at HCG is a brilliant amalgamation of highly qualified, skilled and empathetic psycho-oncologists and psychiatrists. Every psychological intervention will be carefully planned with the treating oncologists as the integral parts of the system to ensure comprehensive cancer care. Our psycho-oncologists will thoroughly understand the psychological needs of patients through standard assessment and evaluation and plan intervention techniques that address them and support the overall treatment.
Infrastructure of HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre
- This comprehensive cancer centre has 135 beds.
- This full-fledged cancer centre is equipped with all major oncology facilities and is made capable of delivering comprehensive cancer care.
- HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre is the prime centre in the state with 4 modular operation theatres with all ultramodern equipment.
- We have a well-equipped day care chemotherapy ward that is made capable to offer an extensive range of formulary for all oncology needs.
- HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre has an ultra-modern ICU that is equipped with the latest technology for critical care management with dedicated intensivists round the clock and equipped with E- ICU services.
- 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.
- The centre houses an in-house pharmacy (both general and oncology medicines).
- The in-house cafeteria serves fresh and nutritious food to the patients, caregivers and visitors.