The diagnosis and treatment of cancer has undergone many changes in recent years. Early detection brought about by increased awareness and advanced diagnostic methods have ensured a high rate of survival. At Manipal Hospitals, one of the best cancer hospitals in Mangalore, the department of oncology recognizes and encourages the need for early detection. It provides a complete range of solutions for cancer care and to that end works in tandem with other super specialty departments like neurosurgery, plastic & reconstructive surgery, urology and many others for all round support and care under one roof. The department of Oncology has the latest amenities which help in correct and accurate diagnosis with the help of CT Scans, X-rays, blood tests, endoscopes, pap smears and biopsies. Cancer treatment is carried out by an expert team of oncologists who are among the finest cancer specialists in the country. Depending on the nature and stage, a wide range of therapies are used for the cancer treatment. Besides conventional cancer treatments like chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy, the department of oncology also excels in the newer fields of nuclear medicine and stem cell transplants. The nurses and other support staff at the department of Oncology are known to provide utmost cancer care and compassion to the patients, especially during the post-operative phase. Patients are also made aware of the clinical trials available for newer drugs in case they are interested. At Manipal Hospitals, the major thrust is on 'maximum patient comfort' in all its efforts on cancer care.
Few of the major cancer types for which treatments are available at the department are: Breast cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer.
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