OverviewHCG NMR Cancer Centre is one of North Karnataka’s most comprehensive cancer care centre.
Understanding cancer as a disease is important for us to treat and manage it in the right way. At HCG NMR Cancer Centre, we aim to treat every cancer case the right way, the first time and this goal is supported by our state-of-the-art technology, the clinical expertise of internationally-renowned cancer experts and innovative treatment approaches practised at HCG NMR Cancer Centre, we aim to help our patients receive the right treatment, the first time.
The centre offers 360° cancer care solutions, namely prevention, screening, second opinion, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, follow-up and palliative care. Along with these services, the centre also offers day care facilities.
Radiation oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, nuclear medicine and integrative oncology are the main treatment modalities that are available at HCG NMR Cancer Centre. Along with these, the centre is also enabled to deliver chemo-radiation treatments to a broad spectrum of cancers including orthopaedic cancers. The haemato oncology and BMT department is full-fledged and is capable of treating and managing various haematological malignancies through stem cell transplantation.
Each department at HCG NMR 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.
Treatment ApproachWe, at HCG NMR 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 NMR Cancer CentrePET-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.
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.
Treatment at HCG NMR Cancer CentreCancers are treated the best with a multimodal approach. Combining two or more treatment modalities could have a positive impact on the effectiveness of the overall therapy and the response shown by patients. At HCG NMR Cancer Centre, we have key cancer treatment modalities, such as surgery, radiation therapy, systemic therapies such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy, nuclear medicine and bone marrow transplantation available under a single roof.
The radiation oncology department at HCG NMR Cancer Centre houses the state-of-the-art Linear Accelerator, which is capable of delivering IGRT with CBCT, 3DCRT and IMRT with PET-based radiation treatment planning. The treatment administered is constantly monitored by the expert team, and the comfort of the patients is prioritised at all phases of the treatment.
The centre also has a brachytherapy unit to deliver internal beam radiation therapy. Brachytherapy comes with fewer side effects and allows superior precision radiation delivery. Brachytherapy is used to treat prostate cancers, gynaecological cancers such as cervical and endometrial cancers, head and neck cancers, rectal cancers, etc.
Surgery is one of the pivotal cancer treatment modalities. Surgeries could help with the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of various cancer types. Our surgical oncologists focus on organ preservation and reconstruction surgeries that 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.
Scope of Services:
- Preventive surgery
- Prophylactic colectomy
- Prophylactic mastectomy
- Prophylactic salpingo-oophorectomy
- Diagnostic surgery
- Incisional & excisional biopsies
- Staging surgery
- Curative surgery
- Head and neck cancers
- Gastrointestinal cancers
- Gynaecological cancers
- Hepatobiliary cancers
- Bone & soft tissue cancers
- Urological cancers
- Lung cancers
- Reconstructive surgery
- local & regional flaps
- microvascular flaps
- functional & cosmetic rehabilitation
- Palliative surgery
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.
The centre also provides outpatient and ambulatory chemotherapy services.
Haemato oncology and BMT
At HCG NMR 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.
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. While delivering palliative care, we consider the hardships of both the patients and their caregivers and ensure to provide a humane and dignified end to the patient's suffering.
Infrastructure of HCG NMR 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 NMR 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 is well-equipped with comfortable BMT suites along with neutropenic wards.
- 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.
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