OverviewHCG Cancer Centre, Double Road, is one of the first dedicated cancer care centres in Bengaluru. HCG 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. HCG was the first cancer centre in the country to introduce Cyclotron and PET-CT technologies with an integrated approach towards cancer care.
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 and nuclear medicine are the main treatment modalities that are available at HCG 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 Cancer Centre, we aim to help our patients receive the right treatment, the first time.
Treatment ApproachWe, at HCG Cancer Centre, Double Road, 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 Cancer Centre, Double RoadPET-CT: PET-CT is one of the advanced methods of molecular imaging that provides data on both anatomical and biochemical changes within the body. This data helps the specialists in delivering better care and treatment support. The application of PET-CT imaging lies in diagnosis, staging/restaging, treatment planning, therapy monitoring and treatment evaluation.
SPECT: SPECT (Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography) is a diagnostic imaging technique that is done to study the functioning of the internal organs. SPECT scans are used in diagnosing and monitoring brain tumours and the cancers that have spread to bones.
MRI Scan: MRI scans are used to generate detailed images of various internal organs, such as the brain, spine, prostate, uterus, liver, etc. An MRI scan is suggested in cases wherein the doctor suspects an abnormal growth. MRI scans can provide information on the presence of benign and potentially hazardous masses in various parts of the body.
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.
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 diagnostic services like biochemistry, haematology, clinical pathology and cytology and helps our patients receive on-time diagnostic support.
Treatment at HCG Cancer Centre, Double RoadSurgical Oncology
Today, unlike before, cancer treatments are planned with equal importance given to the patient’s quality of life. At HCG Cancer Centre, Double Road, 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:
- Head & Neck Surgeries
- Reconstructive Surgeries
- Gynae Onco Surgeries
- Breast Surgery
- Uro Onco Surgeries
- Ortho Onco Surgeries
- GI Onco Surgeries
- Other Onco Surgeries
Reports show that 80% of cancer patients need radiation therapy at one point of their cancer treatments, which makes it one of the pillars of cancer treatment.
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 Cancer Centre, Double Road:
- Image-guided RT (IGRT)
- Intensity-modulated RT (IMRT)
- 3D Conformal RT (3D CRT)
The medical oncology department at HCG Cancer Centre, Double Road, 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:
- Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
- Adjuvant Chemotherapy
- Day Care Chemotherapy
- Targeted Therapy
The nuclear medicine department at HCG Cancer Centre, Double Road, 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.
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.
Infrastructure of HCG Cancer Centre, Double Road
- This comprehensive cancer centre houses all major oncology facilities and is enabled to deliver 360-degree cancer care solutions.
- HCG Cancer Centre, Double Road, has state-of-the-art operation theatres.
- We have a well-equipped day care chemotherapy ward that is made capable to offer an extensive range of formulary for all oncology needs.
- The centre has an ultra-modern ICU that is equipped with the latest technology for better critical care management
- 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.
- The in-house cafeteria serves fresh and nutritious food to the patients, caregivers and visitors.
- The centre houses an in-house pharmacy (both general and oncology medicines).
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