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Medical Oncology Program

At BLK Cancer Centre, we offer medical oncology treatment along with comprehensive patient care and a multidisciplinary approach. Our well-qualified medical oncologists deal with chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy in conjunction with chemotherapy. They are also equipped to manage side effects of chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy

The goal of chemotherapy is to kill cancer cells or slow their growth. Chemotherapy is a type of treatment that includes medication or a combination of medication, depending on the type of cancer. The treatment is lengthy and can be quite painful for a patient. Also, the side-effects like weight and hair loss can take emotional toll on a patient. At that time, it is the family and the doctors who work together to help a patient in dealing with the situation.

How does chemotherapy work?

When chemotherapy drugs enter the blood stream, they end up killing cells in the process of splitting into 2 new cells. Since cancer cells divide much more than normal cells, chemotherapy is more likely to kill them.

Chemotherapy is administered either by giving a tablet or capsule, or by injection through a vein into the bloodstream. Sometimes it is also done through a PICC line (a thin, soft, long catheter that is inserted into a vein) or a chemo port. If you are at risk of a specific infection, you may also be given preventative antibiotics.

Precautions to avoid infections during treatment:

  • Ensure you don’t hurt yourself while using scissors, needles or knives.
  • Change your bed linen regularly.
  • Avoid crowded places and inhaling dust.
  • Stay away from people who have an infectious or contagious disease.
  • Use a disinfectant to keep your surroundings clean.
  • Always wash your hands with an alcoholic hand rub.
  • Maintain personal hygiene.
  • Keep your mouth and teeth clean after meals.
  • Use a soft toothbrush to avoid hurting gums.

Side effects of Chemotherapy:

Chemotherapy can sometimes affect normal, healthy cells which are diving and growing quickly. This will depend on the particular drug or combination of drugs you are being administered. Due to this, it is possible to experience side effects like hair loss, weight loss, weakness in joints and others. Usually, these side effects are temporary since healthy cells recover fast. If you suffer from any side-effect, then it’s best to inform your consultant immediately.

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BLK Cancer Centre

  • Breast Oncology
  • Gynae-Oncology & Uro-Oncology
  • Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC Technology
  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Preventive Oncology (Advanced Cancer Screening)
  • Bone Sarcomas and Limb Salvage
  • Endoscopic Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Laser Application in Head & Neck Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Peritoneal Surgery
  • Reconstructive Oncosurgery
  • Thoracic & Mediastinal Surgery
  • Genetic Counselling
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted Chemotherapy
  • Paycho_onoclogy Counselling
  • Radiation Therapy (3DCRT, IMRT, IGRT)
  • Brachytherapy (Intracavitary & Interstial)

Where healing meets passion

  • Largest private sector hospital in Delhi, India
  • Spread over 650,000 sq. ft.
  • 650-bed capacity | 140 critical care beds | 17 state-of-the-art modular operation theatres
  • 1500 healthcare providers | 150 globally renowned super specialties | 300 medical experts
  • Asia's largest Bone Marrow Transplant Centre
  • Asia Pacific's first Cyber-Knife VSI
  • City's first dedicated Neuro-Vascular Biplane Cath Lab
  • Liver Transplants | Kidney Transplants | Bone Marrow Transplants | Robust program for Heart Transplant
  • Centre for bone marrow Transplant | Cancer Centre | Centre for Child Health | Centre for Critical Care | Centre for Digestive & Liver Diseases | Heart Centre | Centre for Neurosciences | Centre for Orthopedics, Joint Reconstruction & Spine Surgery | Centre for Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery | Centre for Renal Sciences & Kidney Transplant
  • Accredited by NABH & NABL for high quality patient care.

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New Delhi -110005
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