Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer. The field of oncology has three major areas: medical, surgical, and radiation.
Blue Bliss Hospital provides best-in-class Medical Oncological therapies to cancer patients.
Medical Oncology is a modality of treatment in cancer care which uses Chemotherapy, Hormonal Therapy and other therapies to treat cancer in an effective manner. Our skilled medical oncologists work in conjunction with other medical experts in radiation & surgical therapies to provide the best possible care for our patients.
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. Chemo is considered a systemic treatment because the drugs travels throughout the body, and can kill cancer cells that have spread (metastasized) to parts of the body far away from the original (primary) tumor.
Chemotherapy is primarily used to lower the total number of cancer cells in your body, reduce the likelihood of cancer spreading, shrink tumor size, or reduce current symptoms. Although there may be side effects like hair loss, vomiting, anaemia, fatigue etc. The good news is the side effects of chemotherapy drugs generally disappear after the treatment.
Hormones help certain types of breast, prostate, ovarian and some other cancers to grow. In these cases, hormone therapy may slow or stop their spread by blocking the body’s ability to produce these particular hormones or changing how hormone receptors behave in the body.
Hormone therapy is considered a systemic treatment because the hormones they target circulate in the body. Hormone therapy is available via pills, injection or surgery that removes hormone-producing organs, namely the ovaries in women and the testicles in men. It’s typically recommended along with other cancer treatments.
Dr. Vaishnavi Joshi is a cancer specialist with more than 5 years of experience in treating not only solid tumours (head and neck cancer, gastric oesophageal cancers, colorectal cancer, breast and gynaec cancers, brain tumors, kidney and urinary tract cancers, sarcomas,etc) but also blood and bone marrow cancers.
An API gold medalist from Madurai Medical College, Dr.Vaishnavi has till date presented and published several papers in National and International forums, including a chapter on Gynaecological Malignancies in API textbook of Medicine. She believes in evidence based cancer care guided by scientific principles ,ethics and most importantly empathy and compassion. Rest assured, under Dr. Vaishnavi’s care, the only thing that will spread is happiness & positivity.
Blue Bliss Hospital is a multi-speciality hospital that offers the most exceptional ambience and services for all in-patient, out-patient, and other day-care treatments. Our patient-friendly approach, holistic diagnosis, and emphasis on keeping the patient fully informed and satisfied with their treatment exemplify our passion for caring.