OverviewHCG Manavata Cancer Centre is a dedicated comprehensive cancer care centre located in Nashik, Maharashtra. By adopting a value-based and patient-centric treatment approach, we, at HCG Manavata, focus on treating every cancer patient the right way, the first time.
This centre focuses on delivering integrated cancer care, where the treatment not only focuses on managing cancer but also helping patients have a better quality of life. At HCG Manavata Cancer Centre, patients are given access to a broad range of cancer care solutions, namely prevention, screening, second opinion, diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and palliative or supportive care.
HCG Manavata Cancer Centre is one of the few cancer centres in the region of Nashik to have all major cancer treatment modalities available under a single roof.
The centre also offers multiple support services such as financial counselling, nutrition counselling, treatment counselling, psychosocial services, medico-social counselling and integrative complementary therapy.
Following are the specialty programmes available at HCG Manavata Cancer Centre:
- Preventive oncology schemes
- Financial assistance for patients under the categories of MJPJAY, CM & PM Relief fund, Micro Finance scheme & various trusts
- Centre for Difficult Cancers (CDC)
- Free diagnostic support under Can-Connect Foundation
- Maharashtra University of Health Science (MUHS) affiliated courses: Fellowship programs & PG Diploma in Clinical Research & Regulatory Affairs Training Centre.
Treatment ApproachHCG Manavata Cancer Centre believes in delivering value-based and patient-centric cancer care.
Through our thoroughly-planned multidisciplinary treatment approach, we come up with customised treatment plan for each cancer type based on the type, stage and the patient’s overall condition. In other words, rather than treating a certain cancer kind, the treatment will be tailored to the patient.
Our multidisciplinary team includes highly-qualified and experienced surgical, radiation, and medical oncologists, as well as experts in pain management. This core team is supported by a qualified and trained team of doctors, dietitians, physiotherapists & psycho-oncologists who will be providing continual clinical support throughout the patients’ cancer journey.
This personalised approach positively impacts the treatment response and recovery among patients.
Diagnostic Services at HCG Manavata Cancer CentreHCG Manavata Cancer Centre houses advanced diagnostic modalities in order to achieve accurate diagnostic results and thereby have a better understanding of the disease.
PET-CT Scan: PET-CT is an advanced molecular imaging technique that is used to detect cancers and other benign health conditions. Tumours, both benign and malignant, can be easily detected as they appear as bright spots during the imaging. A PET-CT scan is helpful in cancer diagnosis, staging, treatment planning, restaging and treatment monitoring.
Gamma Camera: Gamma camera is another imaging technique for cancer detection. This method involves a radioactive tracer being injected into the patient’s veins. Cancer cells absorb this tracer in larger quantities due to their high metabolic activity and emit more gamma rays. A gamma camera captures images of these emitted radiations, and a special computer then enhances these images. Later these images are studied by the physicians and accordingly the diagnosis is made.
Gamma camera supports cancer diagnosis, staging, treatment planning and therapy monitoring.
Mammography: Mammography is an imaging technique that uses low-dose X-rays to examine the breasts for the signs of benign or malignant tumours.
MRI Scan: MRI scans help in tumour detection by taking exceptionally detailed images of various organs like the brain, spine, prostate, uterus and liver. They also help specialists in differentiating between benign and potentially hazardous masses.
Ultrasonography: This is an ultrasound procedure that assists specialists in differentiating between benign nodules and malignant ones.
Digital X-ray: Digital X-ray helps in detecting structural abnormalities within the body. A Digital X-ray scan is helpful in the detection of lung, stomach and kidney cancers.
CT/USG guided FNAC & Biopsies: This is one of the accurate diagnostic methods that provide detailed information about the anomalies present in the body. During the procedure, a needle is used to collect the tissue sample, which is further examined for the signs of cancer. It helps in the pathological diagnosis of organs that are deeply located within the body.
Interventional Radiology: Interventional radiology is a medical subspecialty of radiology that utilises minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system.
The centre also offers onco pathology services, such as histopathology, immunohistochemistry, molecular oncology, cytology, biochemistry and microbiology.
Treatment at HCG Manavata Cancer CentreThrough our integrated cancer care approach, we aim to treat every cancer case, the right way, the first time. Our team comprises highly qualified and trained surgical oncologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, haematologists, intensivists, anaesthetists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine specialists who are available to support optimum care delivery throughout the patients’ cancer journey.
Surgical oncology solutions are gradually moving towards minimally invasive and organ preservation surgeries; these approaches help patients recover faster and return to their normal lives more readily.
Surgeries are often coupled with other treatment modalities like radiation therapy or chemotherapy for overall better clinical outcomes.
Our surgical oncologists are well-trained and experienced in key oncology subspecialties, namely head and neck cancers, uro oncology, gynae oncology, ortho oncology, etc.
HCG Manavata Cancer Centre houses the Versius surgical robot system, which facilitates superior precision minimally invasive surgeries by providing intricate anatomical details. The enhanced accuracy and dexterity help surgeons perform complex procedures seamlessly. Key advantages of Versius include shorter recovery time, reduced blood loss, fewer treatment-related complications, etc.
Key services offered by the surgical oncology department include breast and thoracic surgeries, head and neck surgeries, minimally-invasive GI & GU surgeries, reconstructive & microvascular surgeries, etc.
The medical oncology team at HCG Manavata Cancer Centre offers a wide range of cancer care solutions from prevention and diagnosis to treatment and follow-ups by adopting the highest quality treatment protocols and customised multimodal therapies.
Our full-fledged medical oncology department is made capable of delivering chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy and targeted therapy to manage multiple cancer types efficiently. These treatment modalities are often coupled with surgery and/or radiation therapy in order to enhance the overall effectiveness of the treatment.
In addition to inpatient chemotherapy, the department also specialises in administering out-patient and ambulatory chemotherapy. Our medical oncology services include management of solid tumours, specialised outpatient chemotherapy with chemo ports and haematological neoplasm in adults and children.
Following are the special facilities available at our medical oncology division:
- Targeted therapy
- Port insertion
- Dedicated day care ward for chemotherapy patients
- Central line catheterisation
- Deluxe/suite rooms for VIP & International patients
- Scalp cooling system to prevent hair loss (Alopecia) during chemotherapy
During radiation therapy, high-energy radiation, in the form of X-rays or photons, is used to destroy the tumour cells by damaging their DNA structure. Radiation therapy is often coupled with other treatment modalities, such as surgery and chemotherapy for enhanced efficacy.
HCG Manavata Cancer Centre is the first cancer hospital to have some of the most dynamic radiation therapy programs for successful management of various cancer types. The centre houses advanced radiation delivery platforms, namely TomoTherapy H and Versa HD to deliver various forms of radiation therapy such as Image-Guided, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS).
Patients can also receive brachytherapy, which is also called internal radiation therapy. This form of radiation therapy is used to treat the cancers of the cervix, prostate, breasts, head and neck region, eyes and rectum along with gynaecological cancers.
Haematology and BMT
HCG Manavata Cancer Centre’s haematology and BMT department has skilled haematologists and BMT experts who specialise in the management of various benign and malignant disorders of blood and bone marrow.
This department facilitates autologous (stem cells donated by the patient) and allogeneic transplants (stem cells donated by a donor) for multiple blood disorders like aplastic anaemia, thalassaemia and multiple blood malignancies, etc. Our comprehensive BMT programmes have helped thousands of patients lead a disease-free and healthy life today.
The nuclear medicine department at HCG Manavata Cancer Centre is capable of delivering high-end and comprehensive diagnostic and treatment solutions like PET CT imaging, Radioactive Iodine Ablation Therapy for thyroid cancers and other thyroid-related disorders.
Infrastructure of HCG Manavata Cancer CentreHCG Manavata Cancer Centre is Nashik’s reputed private comprehensive cancer centre.
- This is a 275-bedded hospital, and the care delivery here is supported by an able team of 65+ skilled oncologists and more than 350 trained staff members.
- This full-fledged cancer centre has all major oncology facilities made available under one roof.
- The hospital has 7 full-fledged operation theatres.
- The hospital has 4 BMT procedure rooms along with a 24X7 intensive care unit and isolation rooms.
- We have a well-equipped day care chemotherapy ward for both inpatient and outpatient chemotherapy administration.
- HCG Manavata Cancer Centre is equipped with ultra-modern ICUs to support critical care.
- The centre has multiple patient touchpoints to provide optimum support to the patients and their caregivers.
- Other services at HCG Manavata Cancer Centre include physiotherapy services, ambulance facilities, pharmacy, social services (CSR) and cafeteria.
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