If you are looking for comprehensive and top-notch cancer care, look no further than our Department of Medical Oncology at Apollo Adlux Hospital. Our talented and experienced oncologists have years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of all cancers, with most advanced treatments available through surgical, radiation and medical procedures. We work closely with other specialties to provide the best possible care for each patient, based on their individual condition and needs. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for those affected by cancer, and we believe in making a real difference in the lives of those who come through our doors. Apollo Adlux Hospital is here for your loved ones go-to source for cancer care. Our expert team provides treatment for both early-stage and locally advanced malignancies. Breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, skin cancer, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, ovarian and testicular cancers are among the malignancies we treat. We offer post-treatment care to ensure that you get the best possible outcome.
Post treatment care
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Chemotherapy refers to cancer treatment drugs administered via injections or pills. A medical oncologist usually prescribes the medication, which circulates throughout the body. Radiation therapy, which is given by a radiation oncologist, is treatment with rays produced by a linear accelerator or another radiation source. Because the radiation beams are focused on a very particular area of the body, the effects are limited to that area.
Radiation has an effect on dividing cells. Certain biological tissues, such as skin, hair, mucosa (inner lining of mouth, stomach, and small intestine), and white blood cells, renew at regular intervals in every human person. During therapy, the normal tissues that are covered within the treated area are also damaged by radiation. During therapy, these surfaces may get raw or white blood cells may become low, putting you at risk for infection and causing discomfort and/or suffering in the affected areas. The radiation oncologist who is caring for you is aware of the dose and time period of normal tissue injury, as well as its recovery. He or she sees you during your radiation treatment and gives you advice/medication to help you overcome the side effects. These adverse effects are usually transient and disappear within a few days.
No. You can maintain touch with family and friends without worrying about exposing them to radiation.
Most radiation therapy treatments are given daily, five days a week, for a period of one to eight weeks, depending on the condition and the treatment strategy.
During therapy, many patients continue to do most of their normal activities, such as working, gardening, and so on. However, depending on the area being treated, there may be side effects such as weariness, nausea, darker skin, or diarrhoea. The Radiation Oncologist discusses the potential side effects and may recommend treatment for certain diseases.