The mere mention of the word "cancer" is enough to strike fear in the heart of any patient. At the same time, the treatment, the procedures and the recovery process are even more daunting for the family members. Reason why, at Jupiter Hospital, we have created one of the finest cancer treatment facilities, backed by people who strive to take the fear out of cancer.
The Centre for Cancer is managed by a highly specialized and comprehensive team of expert consultants which include Oncologists, Oncosurgeons, Radiation Oncologist, and Hemato-oncologists. In addition, the hospital provides services of expert Radiologists, Pathologists, Histopathologists, Anaesthetists, Physiotherapists, Dieticians and Counselors. The entire expert team is well-supported by state of the art diagnostic, nursing and rehabilitation teams.
Head and Neck Cancer
Oesophagus or Trachea
Prostate Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Effective diagnostic testing is used to confirm or eliminate the presence of disease, monitor the disease process, and to plan for and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment. Diagnosing cancer at its earliest stages often provides the best chance for a cure. With this in mind, depending on the location and the risk-factors, different modes of cancer screening are made available at Jupiter.
Physical Examination:Your doctor may feel areas of your body for lumps that may indicate a tumor. During a physical exam, he or she may look for abnormalities, such as changes in skin color or enlargement of an organ, ulcer in oral cavity, lumps in neck, Breast or any other part of the body that may indicate the presence of cancer.
Your doctor may feel areas of your body for lumps that may indicate a tumor. During a physical exam, he or she may look for abnormalities, such as changes in skin color or enlargement of an organ, ulcer in oral cavity, lumps in neck, Breast or any other part of the body that may indicate the presence of cancer.
Laboratory tests, such as urine and blood tests, may help your doctor identify abnormalities that can be caused by cancer.
Our Radiology Department has access to the most advanced technology available today for imaging of cancer. Imaging Tests used in diagnosing cancer include a Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan, Bone Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan, Ultrasound and X-ray, among others.
A PET/CT scan is most commonly used for determining the extent of disease (staging), assessing response to therapy, and detecting recurrence of disease post treatment. (restaging), and identifying likely sites of primary malignancy, guiding the site of biopsy and in radiotherapy planning.
During a biopsy, a sample of cells is collected for testing in the laboratory. In most cases, a biopsy is the only way to definitively diagnose cancer. Biopsies are usually performed to determine whether a tumor is malignant (cancerous) or to determine the cause of an infection.
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