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Radiotherapy in India

Hospitals in India offering Radiotherapy for cancer treatment.
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Apollo Hospital Chennai

The Apollo Hospital Chennai is part of the Apollo Hospitals group. The hospital is JCI accredited and considered as one of the best hospitals in India.

19 listed oncologists:

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Rockland Hospital

Rockland Hospital Qutab offers choice of selecting from economy rooms to most luxurious single rooms. It is well recognized and credited for its services. The hospital attracts more than 1500 international patients for their specialized medical care needs in a year.

Listed oncologist:

Dr. Arun Kumar Giri

Senior Consultant – Surgical Oncology

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Artemis Health Institute

The flagship hospital of the Artemis Health Sciences offers caters to local and international patients alike. It is the first 300-bed multi-specialty hospital in India to function with a paperless information management scheme.

18 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Rakesh Chopra

Director (Unit I) - Medical and Hematological Oncology

Dr. Hari Goyal

Director (Unit II) - Medical and Hematological Oncology

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Columbia Asia Hospitals

A 200-bed facility located at Gateway Center in Northwest Bangalore. The hospital opened in 2008 and provides comprehensive tertiary-level services, such as cardiac operations, orthopedics and neuroscience, as well as secondary-level medical care.

15 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Govind Nandakumar

Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Shalini Govil

Senior Advisor and Quality Controller, Lead Abdominal Radiologist

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Conventional Radiotherapy

1,950 US$

Stereotactic Radiotherapy (Cyberknife)

10,800 US$

Sevenhills Hospital

SevenHills Group of Hospitals (SHHL) has been delivering Healthcare services at the highest level, since past 25 years. SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai, is a world class integrated Healthcare Delivery System, that provides comprehensive Healthcare...

3 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Indoo Ambulkar

Consultant in Medical Oncology

Dr. Chetan Shah

Consultant Surgical Oncologist

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Apollo Hospitals Bangalore

Apollo Bangalore is a modern, JCI accredited, multi-specialty hospital, capable of treating the most complex medical cases, including neurosurgy, bone marrow transplants, oncology and cardiac surgery. Apollo provides a full range of services for foreign patients.

6 listed oncologists:

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Dr. P P Bapsy

Head of the Department of Oncology

Dr. B.K.M. Reddy

Radiation Oncology

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Apollo Gleneagles Hospital

The Apollo Gleneagles Hospital is a medical institution in Kolkata, India. It is an affiliate of Apollo Hospitals, the largest private hospital group in Asia. It provides medical services to both local and international patients.

15 listed oncologists:

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Dr. Akhter Jawade

Radiation Oncology
Head & Neck Radiation

Dr. Arunabha Sengupta

Surgical Oncology

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Radiotherapy

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About Radiotherapy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy, also called radiation therapy includes the use of ionizing radiation as a way to treat Cancer patients. This treatment acts by controlling as well as destroying malignant cells. Additionally, it could lead to treatment of several types of Cancer if the cells have not yet spread to different sections of the body. Apart from being used as a complimentary therapy with the intention of preventing the growth from recurring after a surgery, for instance during the early stages of breast Cancer, it is also used with curative intent. Radiation therapy is often combined with hormone therapy, surgery, immunotherapy or chemotherapy.

What to consider before starting radiotherapy

Pregnancy - during radiotherapy it is best not to get pregnant since radiotherapy harms a baby that may be developing. As for men, it is wise not to father a child during this time. Make sure you are not pregnant as you sign the consent form.

Get help at home because fatigue and depression could take a toll on you and minimize your production.

Check your financial records to ensure you can meet your appointment and travel cost. You may not be able to drive yourself to your appointments in the hospital and may need to consider a driver.

Talk to your employers if you are working or your tutors if you are pursuing further education to arrange for a program that can offer you as much support as you may need. You could even take some time off for treatment.

How to prepare for radiation therapy

Stop smoking to ensure that the radiotherapy works efficiently.

The oncologist will prepare a plan for your treatment considering your health and fitness condition.

Take tests to be sure of the size and position of the tumor. The tests include X-rays, CT-scans or an MRI scan.

You will be instructed on how to position your body before the actual day so that the machine can be accurate.

Your oncologist will tattoo some dots to locate actual spots to help when you have treatment

How to take care of yourself during radiotherapy

Sleep and rest as much as you can.

Ensure to keep to a well-balanced diet to help you stay healthy and retain your body’s nutrients

Keep your care team in the know of the additional medicines and supplements you may be taking.

Take care of your skin that may be affected by external radiation therapy.

Get involved in a support group that will help you connect with other people.

Side effects of radiotherapy

  • Fatigue for several weeks after treatment
  • Skin irritation that could look like mild sunburn
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Mouth, throat, and stomach
  • Intestinal discomfort
  • Swelling due to inflammation
  • Infertility due to direct exposure
  • Changes in menstruation cycle that may even show signs of menopause
  • Emotional disability that could cause depression, frustration, loneliness, helplessness, anger and even fright

Coping with side effects

There are different side effects since the experience is different for every patient. It is beneficial if you keep close contact with your health team which will help you on how to deal with different effects.

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