Medical Oncology- Everything to know about!

Medical Oncology- Everything to know about - Venkateshwar Hospital

The Department of Medical Oncology offers diagnostics and treatment of most types of cancer, development and implementation of preventive measures programs, and the possibilities of clinical research.

Treatment plans and observations of patients diagnosed with cancer are developed considering the interdisciplinary approach, and in close cooperation with the departments of surgery, radiology, pathology, nuclear medicine, therapy, and radiation oncology.

During the treatment and further supervision of the patient, if necessary, a patient support is provided by the support team and palliative care, which includes specialists-algologists (pain management), nutritionists and psychologists.

Under the guidance of medical specialists, a team of specialized oncological nurses, experienced in meeting the psychological and physical needs of cancer patients, conducts chemotherapy and provides care for cancer patients.

The department of oncology includes the following directions:

Medical Oncology:

Doctors from the departments of Oncology Treatment in Delhi, radiology, pathology, nuclear medicine, internal medicine, and radiation oncology are developing an individual treatment plan and monitoring patients with oncological diseases.

Hematologic Oncology:

Hematology is a branch of medicine that studies blood, hemopoiesis and blood diseases, causes and mechanisms of the development of blood diseases, as well as technologies for their diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

This department deals with the treatment and diagnosis of diseases such as anemia, thrombosis, blood clotting disorders, as well as forms of cancer such as leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.

Radiation Oncology:

The Department of Radiation Oncology in Delhi deals with the fight against cancer with the help of ionizing radiation. Modern technologies allow the formation of radiation rays in accordance with the shape and size of the tumor and irradiate the target area with high accuracy and power, minimally affecting healthy tissues.

Surgical Oncology:

For the treatment of cancer, the surgeons successfully carry out classical and minimally invasive operations. Due to the multidisciplinary approach, an individual treatment plan is developed for each patient.

Palliative Care

The goal of palliative care is to eliminate the causes of the arising complaints as soon as possible (pain, shortness of breath and respiratory failure, nausea and vomiting, fatigue, etc.) and provide the opportunity to restore the quality of life with the help of individual support.


Algology is a field of medicine that studies acute and chronic pain. The specialists in algology treat patients with pain in cancer, headaches, back pain/neck pain, neuropathic pain, post-traumatic and post-operative pain, and pain of unknown origin.


In general, Chemotherapy cancer treatment refers to the treatment of tumors with chemical preparations. Chemotherapy, in conjunction with surgery and radiotherapy, forms one of the main methods of treating tumors. Chemotherapy is prescribed strictly in accordance with the type of tumor, taking into account the individual characteristics of the patient.

When is chemotherapy used?

For some types of tumors, chemotherapy is the only possible method of treatment. Some cancer tumors require the simultaneous or sequential use of radiotherapy and chemotherapy while other types may require chemotherapy sessions before and after surgery.

The duration of the course, as well as the frequency of its use, is determined by a chemotherapy program, individually designed taking into account the patient’s condition. We offer comprehensive medical oncology services at our department for patients of various cancer treatment level.

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