Oncoheal Cancer Centre is Puducherry’s first exclusive Superspeciality Clinic offering advanced Cancer care consultation and treatment for cancer patients in Pondicherry and also to the other neighboring districts of Tamil Nadu. While we not only provide expert advice on the management of various cancers we also provide multidisciplinary comprehensive care in all the three pillars of oncology i.e., surgical, radiation and medical therapy and also all other supportive specialties include oncological reconstructive surgical team, Gynecologist and pain clinic experts.
Surgical Oncology is one of the three sub specialties of Oncological care dedicated exclusively to surgical management of cancer. Evolution and understanding the dynamics of Cancer cells has enabled the surgeries in cancer to evolve from radical surgery to conservative surgeries in a prescribed manner.
The newer technologies and developments have enabled the Cancer surgeries to evolve from the expectation of morbid surgeries to the conservative oncology and further into the less morbidity procedures and even some procedures are being done as day care surgeries. Expectation from the oncological surgeries by the patients has progressed beyond the curability to the functional, occupational and cosmetic outcomes with unaltered quality of life. Functional oncological surgeries have been successful with the understanding and the development of the field of the oncology.
Medical oncology is a division of oncology which deals with cancer prevention, treatment using chemotherapy , targeted therapy or immunotherapy or in combination. Vast research in the field of cancer has led to drastic change in current day management of blood and solid organ cancers. This has led to increased role of medical oncology in early and localized cancer along with other modalities like surgery and radiation therapy.
The advancement in molecular research has resulted in individualization of cancer treatment based on the molecular information.
Radiation therapy is one of the oldest and first divisions of cancer specialty started before the era of Indian independence. It is one of pillar of the cancer treatment from which many specialties has divided, to name a few medical departments like Hemato-Oncology, Medical Oncology, Clinical Oncology and Palliative Medicine. It plays a key role in the establishment of comprehensive cancer care.
Clinical Oncologists are doctors who use radiotherapy and chemotherapy to treat and manage patients with cancer. They also use a range of other treatments to treat cancers, without using surgery. The job is different to that of medical oncologists, who use non-radiological treatments for cancer. 85% of all clinical oncologists treat patients with a balance of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
The plastic and reconstructive team is part of ARUVI Plastic Surgery centre comprises of well renowned and experienced Onco- reconstructive specialists.
The worrisome aspect of cancer surgeries for the head and neck Cancer, breast Cancer and Limb sarcomas include the poor functional and cosmetic outcome, which is less worrisome in the prevent decade with the advent of dedicated Onco reconstructive surgeries and rehabilitation.
The Reconstructive surgeries have paved way for the Cancer patients for social acceptance and low beck for occupational rehabilitation the team has trained itself in various aspects of Onco reconstructive surgeries including microvascular free tissue transfer surgeries, Oncoplastic breast surgeries etc.