Department of Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology

Cancer is challenging, but you don't have to go through it alone. Cancer care is a complex area where medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and radiation experts work hand-in-hand to treat this debilitating condition for a better prognosis. 

One of the pivotal areas of cancer care is Radiation Oncology, a vital branch of medical science dedicated to treating cancer through controlled radiation therapy. This niche speciality employs techniques, including external beam radiation and brachytherapy, to target and destroy cancerous cells while minimizing harm to healthy tissue.  

Radiation oncologists are crucial in developing personalized treatment plans, ensuring precise delivery of radiation doses, and monitoring patients' progress throughout therapy. This multidisciplinary approach combines medical expertise, cutting-edge technology, and a deep commitment to patient care to improve cancer outcomes, alleviate symptoms, and enhance patients' quality of life. 

At Gleneagles Hospitals, our commitment to providing cutting-edge medical care and unwavering support is exemplified in the Radiation Oncology department. Being a critical component of comprehensive cancer care, we at Gleneagles Hospitals offer state-of-the-art technology and a team of extensively trained professionals dedicated to guiding you through your cancer treatment with precision and compassion. 

Who Needs Radiation Oncology?  

Radiation Oncology is an advanced and specialized field of medicine that uses high-energy radiation to attack cancer cells and other diseases. This treatment is primarily recommended for: 

Cancer Patients: Radiation therapy is commonly used to treat various types of cancer, including but not limited to breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, and brain tumours. Depending on the specific diagnosis and staging, it can be used as a primary treatment or in combination with surgery, chemotherapy, or immunotherapy. 

Non-Cancerous Conditions: In some cases, radiation therapy may be utilized to manage non-cancerous conditions such as benign tumours, arteriovenous malformations, and keloids. 

Tests and Treatment Procedures Under Radiation Oncology 

 At Gleneagles Hospitals, we offer a wide range of tests and treatment procedures under Radiation Oncology to cater to individual patient needs: 

Consultation and Evaluation: Your journey with Radiation Oncology begins with a thorough consultation. Our team of radiation oncologists will review your medical history, perform physical examination, and discuss your treatment options. They will work closely with other oncology specialists and you to create a personalized integrated treatment plan tailored to your unique condition and goals. 

Imaging and Simulation: Precision is paramount in radiation therapy. Advanced imaging techniques, such as CT scans and MRI, are used to precisely locate the tumour and determine the optimal radiation dose and treatment angles. This simulation phase ensures the radiation targets the cancer cells while sparing healthy tissues. 

How is radiotherapy given? 

There are two main ways of giving radiotherapy: 

  • External radiotherapy where the radiation comes from a machine from outside the body. 
  • Internal radiotherapy where the radiation comes from implants or liquids placed inside the body. 
Follow-up and Support

Your care doesn't end with treatment. Our team provides comprehensive follow-up care to monitor your progress and manage any side effects. We also offer a range of support services, including counselling, nutrition guidance, and support groups to address your cancer journey's emotional and practical aspects. 

At Gleneagles Hospitals, we are committed to providing patient-centred care that addresses your specific needs and concerns. Our Radiation Oncology department is helmed by a highly trained radiation specialist committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your fight against cancer. When you choose Gleneagles Hospitals, you choose a partner in your journey to recovery and a brighter future. 

To know more about Radiation Oncology, services, diagnostics, treatments, and appointments with our eminent experts, please call us at 1800 123 11111. 

  • High-end advanced technology with true beam STx machine 
  • 24-channel BAT therapy machine for internal radiation 
  • Treatment of small and large tumours located in critical areas with a multi-disciplinary approach 
  • Good outcomes with minimal toxicity 
  • Sophisticated image guidance and motion management tools 
  • Effective treatment in breast, gynaecology, lung, head & and neck, gastrointestinal, Genito-urinary, spinal column, soft tissue, bone and benign tumours 
  • 3D Conformal Radiotherapy (3DCRT) 
  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) 
  • Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) 
  • Rapid ARC (Volumetric modulated ARC therapy) 
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), including intensity 
  • Modulated radiosurgery and Image Guided Radio Surgery (IGRS) 
  • Stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) 
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy for extracranial sites 

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Treatment Delivery

Gleneagles Hospitals is equipped with the latest technology in radiation therapy, including Linear Accelerators and CyberKnife systems. These devices deliver high-energy radiation beams with exceptional precision. Treatment sessions are typically painless and non-invasive and can be completed on an outpatient basis. 

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