Cancer is a ruthless disease. It evolves constantly and spreads relentlessly. Unfortunately, it’s hard to catch and even harder to treat.
The IRIS Oncology Team brings together some of the brightest minds in Medical and Surgical Oncology, who are trained at renowned institutes in India and abroad, and can treat organ specific cancers. With the aid of the latest Diagnostics such as a hi-resolution CT, MRI and a State-of-the- art ICU, our team is competent to manage all kinds of critically ill patients.
The treatment of cancer requires commitment, expertise, immense dedication and comprehensive care. IRIS Hospital’s Department of Oncology has a comprehensive cancer care programme that follows a trans-disciplinary and multi-modality approach in the fields of Medical & Surgical Oncology. The department focuses on the treatment of breast, head-neck, lung, gastro-intestinal tract, gynaecological, neurological, urological and haematological cancers.
At IRIS Hospital, we realise the emotional and financial consequences of this dreaded disease on the entire family. With pocket friendly closed (no hidden costs) surgery packages we, in our own humble way, try to keep the cost of treating this dreaded disease as low as possible.
What Is Chemotherapy?
Chemotherapy is an aggressive form of chemical drug therapy meant to destroy rapidly growing cells in the body. It’s usually used to treat cancer, as cancer cells grow and divide faster than other cells. A doctor who specializes in cancer treatment is known as an oncologist. They’ll work with you to come up with your treatment plan.
Chemotherapy is often used in combination with other therapies, such as surgery, radiation, or hormone therapy. This depends on:
- the stage and type of cancer you have
- your overall health
- previous cancer treatments you’ve had
- the location of the cancer cells
- your personal treatment preferences
It’s considered a systemic treatment, which means it affects the entire body.
Why Chemotherapy Is Used?
Chemotherapy is primarily used to:
- lower the total number of cancer cells in your body
- reduce the likelihood of cancer spreading
- shrink tumor size
- reduce current symptoms
Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Because of this, the side effects of chemotherapy include:
- dry mouth
- mouth sores
- a fever
- hair loss
- a loss of appetite
- weight loss
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“ I was diagnosed with breast cancer on 06th January 2017 at IRIS Hospital. I am immensely gratified with the surgery, post-operative care and treatment of doctors, RMO’s and entire nursing team. Complete team of IRIS Hospital is always ready to serve the patient, at their level best. What else can anyone expect from a HEALTHCARE PARTNER! My heartiest thanks and good wishes to the entire team and please keep it up.”
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