Medical Oncology

 Our Medical Oncology department is headed by Dr. N. Subba Rao, MD, DM one of the   leading oncologists in the Andhra Region.  We have facilities for the administration of Chemotherapy for all types of cancers.

 What is chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the use of anticancer drugs designed to slow or stop the growth of rapidly dividing cancer cells in the body. It may be used:

As a primary treatment to destroy cancer cells

Before another treatment to shrink a tumor

After another treatment to destroy any remaining cancer cells

To relieve symptoms of advanced cancer

Chemotherapy delivery methods :

Some chemotherapy delivery methods include:

Orally (by mouth as a pill or liquid)

Intravenously (by infusion into a vein)

Topically (as a cream on the skin)

Injection

Direct placement (via a lumbar puncture or device placed under the scalp)

When chemotherapy drugs travel through the bloodstream to reach cells throughout the body, it is called systemic chemotherapy. When chemotherapy drugs are directed to a specific area of the body, it is called regional chemotherapy.

 Managing chemotherapy side effects :

While chemotherapy targets cancer cells, it can also damage healthy cells and cause unpleasant side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, hair loss, fatigue and mouth sores. Your dedicated care team will provide a variety of integrative oncology services to help you prevent or manage side effects throughout your chemotherapy treatment.