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April 2010
Towards a Cancer-Free India
 
Cancer, the second highest killer in the world is spreading rapidly in India. The alarming rate of its spread is causing great concern. What compounds the problem in India is that the methods of diagnosis are usually very poor in the country, with treatment provided only at later stages of the disease.

Currently, there are over 35 lakh patients suffering from cancer, with over nine lakh new cases being detected each year.

Things are changing, thanks to the use of advanced medical technology that has made its way into the country. Awareness, procedures and expertise in treatment using imaging technology and radio surgery have grown phenomenally. The rise in surgical, medical and radiation oncology, with break-through discoveries being made in cancer prevention, screening and cure, is helping take the nation many steps closer to being cancer-free soon.

Cutting Edge Technology
The Apollo Cancer Hospitals, consisting of cancer centres in Bangalore, Bilaspur, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Madurai, is Asia’s largest private comprehensive cancer care provider with a dedicated team of specialists, doctors and support staff from across the world.
  • First in India to offer the CyberKnife radio surgery treatment - world’s first and only robotic radio surgery system
  • Latest addition of the Novalis Tx radio surgery platform
  • Offers 24 slice Somatom
  • Fully functional MRI (1.5 Tesla) & PET-CT scan with 64 Slice with Time-of-Flight (TOF) technology, first of its kind in the country, fully functional
  • Brain Lab Navigator in the Operation Theatre
  • Cancer Support Group for psychological counselling for cancer patients and families
  • Rated as the ‘Most Trusted Healthcare’ provider by Readers Digest magazine
  • Recognised as a ‘Superbrand of India’ in the healthcare sector
Choose the Right Cancer Hospital

1. Does the hospital have the appropriate services for cancer treatment?
  • Pathology lab
  • Diagnostic lab
  • Blood Bank
  • 24 hour doctor staffing
  • Tumor Board
  • Advanced diagnostic equipment (MRI, PET-CT, etc)
  • Advanced therapeutic equipment (Cyberknife, Novalis Tx, etc)
  • Intensive care unit
  • Anesthesiologists
2. Does the hospital have experience in the treatment of various cancers?

3. Are you able to get your questions answered in a courteous, customer-friendly way?

    
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