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Medical Oncology

Chemotherapy

When various drugs are used to annihilate fast-growing cancer cells or impede their progress before they extend to other areas of the patient’s body it is called chemotherapy. Nevertheless, they do cause side effects on the body as they also have an effect on normal healthy cells. There are two kinds of chemotherapy, neoadjuvant chemotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy. Certain forms of chemotherapy have the ability to decrease the spread of cancer cells by restricting their growth and in turn protect other parts of the body. It may be used in combination with radiation to assist in reducing the size of a tumour ahead of a surgery. It may also be used following a surgery or radiation therapy to kill any remaining cancer cells.

Chemotherapy is administered in an efficient manner at our specialised treatment zones and the process is handled by a capable team of oncology-trained nurses who closely monitor the patient in Reliance Hospital Cancer Care - Akola. Our qualified nursing staff and chemotherapy ward take care of each patient’s individual needs. They prepare the doses prescribed by doctors at special stations, while following strict infection control practices. As the chemotherapy ward is on the ground floor it allows quick entry and exit for each patient and so minimises the overall time spent getting treatment.

We have set up the Reliance Hospital Cancer Care - Akola facility to ensure that state-of-the-art, effective and safe treatment is provided to each patient in clean and accessible surroundings. We intend to focus on different facets of a patient’s illness using an organised methodology and employing a team consisting of a radiation oncologist, medical oncologist and a team providing support services. We believe that each patient deserves to be given compassionate care using advanced technology whether they are young or old and in need of complex treatment.

Chemotherapy Day Care Unit

We have a dedicated10-bedded day care unit for patients to receive their chemotherapy treatment. This unit is manned by our chemotherapy specialist nurses. It has a procedure room for performing routine medical procedures. There is a separate pharmacy room for proper handling and preparation of chemotherapy drugs. The day care unit is equipped with monitoring facilities for use during chemotherapy administration.

Chemotherapy Specialist Nurses

In Reliance Hospital Cancer Care - Akola, chemotherapy is administered by chemotherapy specialist nurses. These nurses are specifically trained for delivering chemotherapy safely and effectively. They also provide services such as health education, counselling and emotional support for our patients and their careers.