HCG Ramaiah Cancer Centre is the first multidisciplinary cancer centre in North Bengaluru.
HCG Ramaiah Cancer Centre is a spacious 33-bedded hospital within the M S Ramaiah campus. Since its inception in 2007, it has catered to the needs of thousands of cancer patients in and around North Bengaluru.
Patients are given access to 360° cancer care starting from prevention, screening, second opinion, diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and palliative or supportive care.
The centre has full-fledged departments for surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, haemato oncology, paediatric oncology, bone marrow transplantation, orthopaedic oncology and nuclear medicine modalities.
This centre, just like every other centre in our network, works on the principles of the multidisciplinary approach where specialists from various subspecialties discuss the cases before coming up with the best possible treatment plans for them.
Our unique patient-focused, value-based and personalised treatment approach supports better treatment response and faster recovery among cancer patients. This multidisciplinary team comprises medical, surgical and radiation oncology along with trained experts in pain management and psychosocial support.
Diagnostic Services at HCG Ramaiah 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.
MRI Scan:MRI scans help in generating exceptionally detailed images of various organs like the brain, spine, prostate, uterus, liver, etc., which allow the specialists to differentiate between benign and potentially hazardous masses.
X-Ray:X-ray is a common imaging method that helps in detecting structural abnormalities within the body.
Mammography:Mammography is an imaging technique that is dedicated to breast cancer detection. Low-dose X-rays are used to look at the breast for the signs of benign or malignant tumours.
Ultrasound Scan:An ultrasound scan is suggested if swelling, pain or any symptoms are witnessed. This scan provides detailed information on the functioning of various internal organs and abnormalities if any.
We also have an in-house laboratory for pathology, histopathology tests, etc., which will help us provide the best diagnostic support to our patients.
Treatment at HCG Ramaiah Cancer Centre
Cancers, in general, need a multimodal treatment approach. At HCG Ramaiah Cancer Centre, major cancer treatment modalities like surgery, radiation therapy, systemic therapies such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy, nuclear medicine and bone marrow transplantation are made available under one roof.
A procedure room is a more restrictive environment where we perform sterile procedures like bone marrow aspiration and biopsy, central line insertion, care and maintenance, intrathecal chemotherapy, lumbar puncture, chemo port access and flushing etc.
The radiation oncologydepartment at HCG Ramaiah Cancer Centre assists patients with the latest advancements in the field of radiation medicine. The centre houses the groundbreaking Agility Synergy radiation delivery platform to deliver radiation therapy with utmost precision in less duration. Agility Synergy supports all major radiotherapy techniques, such as 3DCRT, IMRT, IGRT and VMAT. This department is also equipped with a brachytherapy unit to manage the cancers of the cervix, endometrium, prostate, head and neck region, and many more.
The medical oncology department at HCG Ramaiah is made capable of delivering various cancer treatments like high-dose chemotherapy, targeted therapy and biological therapy. The centre also provides outpatient and ambulatory chemotherapy services.
- Targeted Chemotherapy
- Hormonal Therapy
Haemato Oncology and BMT
This uniquedepartment is well-equipped and is supported by skilled haematologists and BMT experts who are trained to manage various haematological disorders. At HCG Ramaiah, we manage multiple myeloma, leukaemia, lymphomas, aplastic anaemia, immune deficiency disorders and certain paediatric cancers through our bone marrow transplantation programmes.
- Autologous bone marrow transplant
- Allogeneic bone marrow transplant
- Haploidentical marrow transplant
- Unrelated donor marrow transplant
HCG Ramaiah Cancer Centre houses a full-fledged surgical oncology department to enable care delivery for major oncology subspecialties, such as head and neck, gynaecology, orthopaedics and more. The department also provides organ preservation and reconstruction services in order to support a better quality of life among patients after the treatment.
As a treatment modality, surgery removes cancer cells and other cancer-related symptoms. Before the specialist recommends surgery, numerous factors, such as the type, size, location, stage and grade of the tumour, along with other general health factors such as age, physical fitness and other medical conditions are taken into consideration. Often, surgery is combined with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or hormone therapy to enhance the overall effectiveness of the treatment. These may be given before surgery (neoadjuvant chemotherapy) or after surgery (adjuvant chemotherapy) to help prevent cancer growth, spread or recurrence.
Our surgical oncologists at HCG Ramaiah have vast experience in performing organ preservation surgeries. Organ preservation surgeries remove only the tumour from a site without having to remove the entire organ. Organ preservation surgeries can be performed for breast cancers, prostate cancers, tongue cancers and laryngeal cancers to name a few. While planning the treatment, the specialists plan on how to pro-actively manage any side effects from surgery. Surgical oncologists work with a team of nutritionists, rehabilitation therapists and other clinicians to support the patients’ healing and help them have a better quality of life after the treatment.
Minor OT: Minor OT typically refers to a room that is appropriate only for minor surgical procedures, such as punch Biopsy, ICD insertion and removal, chemo port removal, minor surgical dressing, resuturing and stapler removal, pigtail insertion, Hickman catheter removal etc.
This department delivers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment solutions like PET-CT imaging, DOTA NOC scan, PSMA testing, etc.
The department of orthopaedic oncology at HCG Ramaiah Cancer Centre is dedicated to the management of patients with bone and soft tissue tumours (sarcoma). The orthopaedic onco-surgeons are specialised in performing limb salvage surgeries, managing tumours of the extremities and primary tumours of the spine and pelvis. Complex limb reconstruction of the extremities are performed with the help of technologies like 3D printing, robotic surgery, computer-assisted tumour surgery (CATS) imported massive allograft, patient-specific and custom made implants and prostheses. The goal of such advanced treatment modalities is to provide the best functional outcome to the patients, which can significantly improve the quality of life.
Infrastructure of HCG Ramaiah Cancer Centre
- This full-fledged cancer centre is equipped with 33 beds.
- The centre has 11 consultation rooms.
- The first floor has a central nursing station with an adequate number of male and female nurses and attendants to cater to the needs of the patients. 8 general wards, 8 semi-private wards and 6 private wards, 7 daycare beds and 4 BMT beds are arrayed around the nursing station to ensure timely care delivery.
- HCG Ramaiah 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.
- The haematology and BMT unit has four BMT suites along with neutropenic wards.
- The centre has an in-house pharmacy.
- The centre has a dedicated physiotherapy department to support rehabilitation and recovery among patients.
- The centre has a dedicated genetic counsellor who deals with the multidisciplinary management of hereditary cancers.
- 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 have a seamless cancer journey.