A multi-layered approach to cancer.
The multi-faceted and world-class Aster Oncology Centre delivers a comprehensive range of best-in-class, personalized, and affordable services in the diagnosis treatment, recovery, and prevention of cancer. An inclusive range of cancer subtypes is catered to across all age groups-both paediatric and adult.
Our mission is to proactively engage in multi-disciplinary, humane care to help patients return to their normal life as quickly and painlessly as possible. Our best-in-class team of cancer experts work closely with other medical specialities to offer our patients the latest therapies and treatments in a safe and nurturing environment.
Our patients are at the centre of a multi-disciplinary universe. The centre works on an integrated model - with surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and a complete range of other allied clinical specialists working in sync under one, close-knit roof.
Our flawlessly perfected processes ensure all our sub-specialities work in unison to deliver world-class cancer care. Our technologies, infrastructure, and systems are comparable with the finest in their class and category.
Both In-patient and Out-patient services are available.
The Department regularly treats international patients from countries like Bangladesh, Afghanistan Africa and Maldives.
Through our 25+ specialities, we provide in-depth expertise in the spectrum of advance medical and surgical interventions. Our specialties are integrated to provide a seamless experience.
We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence-based treatment to ensure the best care for you.
We provide comprehensive treatment for all types diseases under one roof. Our highly experienced doctors supported by especially trained clinical staff, ensure the best care for you.
Well equipped with the latest medical equipment, modern technology & infrastructure, Aster Hospital is one of the best hospitals in India.
Mammography is an X-Ray examination of breast tissue. The image produced is called mammogram. A mammogram can help detect problems with your breasts, such as cysts or cancer.
Aster Hospitals, for the first time in Kerala, introduces Robotic Surgery with da Vinci Robot- a highly advanced surgical Robot that performs minimally invasive surgeries with utmost precision. What can be called the next level in surgery, the da Vinci Robot has multi-limbed surgical robot with tiny wrists that bend in all directions, offering precision, dexterity and fine manipulation beyond that of human hand. The Surgeon performs minimally invasive surgeries by manipulating three robotic arms and a video camera that are inserted through small skin incisions, while seated in front of a computer console with 3D video screen and controls. The option of Robotic surgery is available in the Urology, Cardiothoracic, Gynaecology, Oncology, Gastroenterology, Bariatric and Paediatric Surgery Departments at Aster Medcity.
Site specific disease management groups:
Haemato oncology and BMT
Gastro Intestinal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic oncology group,
Womens Cancer clinics
Genito Urinary Oncology clinics
Pediatric Oncology group
Head and Neck oncology group
Thoracic Oncology group
ORI Fusion Digital Integrated Operation Theatres With 22 Operating Rooms that are on par with some of the largest in the world, Aster Medcity, for the first time South India, introduces ORI Fusion Digital Integrated Operation Theatres using Karlstorz OR1 Fusion - Asia Pacific’s first complete digital integration system.
The integration enables real-time sharing of images, videos and medical reports, which not only facilitates virtual participation from any location in the world, but also helps the rest of the surgical team to monitor the patient closely during the operative procedure, much to the benefit and safety of the patient undergoing the surgery.
Aster Medcity is also the first surgical facility in the state to offer Robotic Surgery using high-precision da Vinci Surgery Robot.
PET-CT scanning, and Nuclear Medicine Therapy using Radio-pharmaceuticals like Iodine-131
PET –CT based radiotherapy planning
CT scan based radiotherapy planning
CT –MRI fusion
Image based interventional ooncology (RFA , TACE)
Early screening of cancers in the Breast, Cervix, Head and Neck, Colorectum, Prostate and Lung
Pain and Palliative Care
Clinic For Lifestyle Against Cancer Recurrence
Full-fledged Ayurveda Department
Da Vinci Robotic Surgeries
Minimal invasive surgeries
Organ preservation surgeries
Equipped with revolutionary Time Of Flight (TOF) technology which increases PET performance, the Philips Astonish True flight select PET CT system operates fully in 3D mode and is exceptionally sensitive for faster scans, which means better lesion detectability, precise anatomical details and minimal PET radiation dose as the FDG dose injected is considerably less.
The GE SPECT-CT OPTIMA NM 640 gamma camera can provide exceptionally clear images at a very high speed, facilitating high-precision diagnosis. Low on radiation dose and examination time, it also allows hybrid by integrating the most advanced general purpose camera with a newly developed four-slice CT.
- Siemens Biograph Horizon time of flight PET CT
- GE SPECT CT Optima NM 640
- High Dose Radioactive iodine therapy ward
- Targeted therapy for liver tumours (TARE)
- Targeted Radionuclide Therapy (Lutetium, Actinium) for prostate and neuroendocrine tumours.
- Radiation Synovectomy
- Bone Pain Palliation
Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.
Is cancer curable?
Yes, cancer is a curable disease, if it is diagnosed at an early stage (Stage I and II) and appropriate treatment is prescribed by cancer specialists. The highly treatable types of cancers are breast cancer, skin cancer (non-melanomas), colon cancer, prostate cancer, testis cancer, and cervical cancer.
In the present day, even the early stage IV cancer can be curable. The focus has shifted to intent. From Stage I to early Stage IV (limited metastases) the approach now is with the intent to cure. The increasing use of immunotherapy and/or stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) in early-stage IV is a welcome development.
Visit Best Cancer Centre in Bangalore to avail the advanced treatments for cancer.
Is cancer a communicable disease?
Here the answer has not changed. Cancer is not a contagious disease or disorder that can so quickly transmit from one person to another. The immune system of a healthy person will destroy the foreign cells, including cancer cells from another person. There is no such evidence that cancer is a communicable disease that can transmit from a cancer patient to a healthy person if they are in close contact or breathing common air. ONE CAN SAFELY MIX WITH CANCER PATIENTS, USE UTENSILS IN COMMON, AND ALLOW PLAYING WITH CHILDREN/GRANDCHILDREN. Occasionally, cancer can spread through tissue or organ transplantation methods due to immunosuppression medication.
How should I prepare when I visit the cancer specialist?
It is very important to use the time optimally with the time you spend during the consultation. Although you would be anxious to spend a lot of time knowing the outcome of the cancer vis a vis cure, the doctor may not exactly be able to assure the outcome of you in exact terms. The general statistics the doctors have is for choosing and recommending the treatment for you, and a specialist will not able to specify for you the cure. Instead, you should give enough time to regarding choices of treatment available and focus on what you can do to improve the probability of cure. Please check the survivorship program of Best Oncology Hospital in Bangalore
What is a Bone Marrow Transplant?
A bone marrow transplant is also known as stem cell transplant, a treatment which is used to replace an unhealthy marrow with a healthy one. It is used to treat diseases such as blood cancers like leukaemia or lymphoma, bone marrow diseases such as aplastic anaemia and other immune systems or genetic disease like sickle cell disease.
If you are searching for Best Oncology Hospital in Bangalore, then visit Aster CMI hospital located in Hebbal.
What are the symptoms of cancer?
- The earlier cancer is detected, the greater the chance of curing it
- Change in bowel or bladder habits
- Unusual bleeding or discharge
- Thickening or lump in the breast or other parts of the body
- Changes on skin.
Whom I should consult for Thyroid Tumours?
If you are worried about thyroid cancer, the first step you need to take is to visit your Head and Neck specialists. They can diagnose and treat your thyroid cancer so you can get on with your life.
What is chronic pain?
Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts for more than six months or prolongs beyond the usual recovery period. The condition often affects a person’s ability to perform normal activity of daily living like eating, sleep and work. Chronic pain is just not a symptom it’s a disease by itself and would benefit if a proper diagnosis is made and a treatment plan established.
What are the types of Chronic pain?
The commonest examples of chronic pain are -
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Neurogenic pain (pain caused due to nerve damage)
- Post-trauma pain
- Postsurgical pain
- Psychogenic pain.
How can a pain management clinic prove effective?
Many times, the diagnosis of chronic pain may be made, but the right management plan for the individual might be lacking. The possibility of a diagnosis for the pain might be missing despite even post multiple consultations and investigations. This may further lead to a lot of stress on your mind and body and will impact every aspect of your life.
To resolve the impact of chronic pain and provide a complete solution, you may need to visit a specialized Pain Management Centre that will provide a team of experts to arrive at the right diagnosis, plan a comprehensive individual-based management, and offer specialized care.
The pain management program at ASTER RV offers a wide range of treatments to reduce chronic pain and facilitate recovery.
This includes treatments and therapies like -
- Arriving at the right diagnosis
- Individualized treatment plan
- Dry needling or Interventions Ultrasound-guided
- Interventions guided by fluoroscopy or ultrasound guidance for precision
- Regenerative therapy: platelet-rich plasma, stem cell therapy
- Manual therapy by physiotherapy
- Ergonomics guided by an occupational therapist
- Lifestyle modifications
- Self-management techniques.
Early diagnosis and communication by healthcare providers are found to be useful in the self-management of chronic pain and hence, pain management centres can prove effective in the treatment of chronic pain.
What are the pain treatment procedures at Aster RV
The pain management department at Aster RV focuses on evidence-based care that aims to provide relief and quality care with precision and compassion. We provide a host of treatments including -
- Comprehensive Chronic pain Interventions with Ultrasound Guided Tendon/Joint Procedures
- Cervical Facet Joint Injections, Lumbar Facet Joint Injections, Dorsal Root Ganglion Block
- Epidurogram and Epidural Injection
- Radio Frequency Denervation, Vertebroplasty/ Kyphoplasty
- Spinal Cord/Sacral Stimulators
- Intrathecal Pump Infusions
- Central and Peripheral Neurolysis.
With our tailored therapy plans and techniques we have successfully managed the following conditions in the past -
- Musculoskeletal/Myofascial Pain
- Low back pains/ Slip disc pain/Sciatica
- Neck & Shoulder Pain
- Headaches: Stress-related, Cluster, Cervicogenic or Migraine
- Post Stroke Pain/ Post-surgical Pain/ Post-Injury pain
- Work-Related Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Neuropathic Pain: Phantom Limb Pain, diabetic neuropathy
- Rheumatological Pains
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Scar/Nerve Entrapment Pain
- Cancer Pain.
At Aster RV, we live by our motto of ‘We Treat You Well’ and ensure that every patient that is visiting our premises gets complete care. The first step of our diagnosis is to identify the source of pain and then aggressively proceed to target this source for long-term pain relief.
Can radiotherapy cause hair loss on the scalp?
Yes, radiotherapy can cause hair loss only when treating head, brain or scalp of a patient. It means hair loss is a common side effect that occurs in the area being treated with radiotherapy. Usually, hairs will start to fall out 2 to 3 weeks after treatment starts.
In a female, radiotherapy to the breasts will lose hair in the armpit and male hair loss will occur in facial/beard/mustache.
With radiotherapy of the head, brain and scalp, earlier the hair loss used to be permanent due to higher effect on the skin. In the present day, all these situations hairs start to regrow from 6 months to 1year in almost all people. In many it comes to the original level.
When should I visit the cancer specialist?
Earlier it used to be 7 warning signals of the cancer. Presently, since the cancer is not uncommon, the advice would be, any persistent (lasting beyond a couple of weeks or months), progressive (increasing in intensity despite regular medication) complaints not responding to regular medication requires investigation to rule out cancer. Consult Best Cancer Care Specialists in Bangalore at Aster CMI hospital.
What can do I to enhance the cure?
Earlier not much importance was given to the patients and attendant's role in the management of cancer. Nowadays a lot of importance need to be given regarding lifestyle led by patients and their attendants. For one, it will improve quality of life of patients and people around them and secondly, these lifestyle changes have the chance of improving the cure rate. Refer to survivorship program Aster CMI Best Oncology Hospital in Bangalore.
What are the most common types of cancer?
- Non-melanoma Skin Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Kidney Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer.
How does radiation therapy work?
Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumours.Cancer cells begin to die days or weeks after treatment starts, and continue to die for weeks or months after it finishes.
What is Surgical Oncology?
Surgical oncology is a field of medicine that uses surgery to treat cancer. Its main goal is to find harmful tumours in the body and remove them. Doctors who practice surgical oncology can find out if the disease has spread to other parts of your body.
What are the causes?
A prolonged Chronic illness ranging from common Low back pain or knee osteoarthritis to sinister cause like cancer could be the reason for ongoing pain.
What are the signs and symptoms of chronic pain?
While Chronic pain itself indicates that something is wrong with your body. However, the pain can range from mild to intense indicating that the pain is just one of the many signs, including:
- Getting exhausted easily
- Loss of appetite
- Poor sleep and Mood swings
- Feeling Fatigued
- Impaired mental function leading to depression and anxiety
- Fever in some cases.
Why choose Aster RV?
At Aster RV, our experienced pain management department adopts an Interdisciplinary approach for comprehensive care and overall assessment and accurate diagnosis of the patients. This ensures effective and personalized treatment plans for every patient and improves their quality of life. Our experts tailor the Intervention and therapies to every patient’s requirement, to ensure faster pain relief and recovery of the patients with reduced hospital visits.
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