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Cancer treatments

At Kims hospital, cancer patients are cared for by a team of experts who address the cancer diagnosis as integrated care as well as the health needs beyond cancer. Surgeons and doctors work in a team to solve patients' problems by collaboration knowledge and experience to bear on a problem. Various cancer treatments methods at kims hospital include:

Surgery: cancer surgery is performed to remove the tumor and surrounding tissue and is an effective treatment for many types of cancer. A surgical oncologist conducts the surgery and removes all tumors from the affected organ without affecting the functions of other organs in the body. At Kims we perform minimal invasive surgical methods with advantages of faster recovery, minimal pain, discomfort and scars. These treatment methods include:

  • Laparoscopic surgery( using a laparoscope, a thin log tubular device with a camera attached to its end)
  • Laser surgery
  • Cryosurgery
  • Microscopically controlled surgery
  • Endoscopy

Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is a drug treatment to kill fast-growing cells in the body. The procedure uses powerful chemicals and is used alone or in combination with other treatment options to treat a wide variety of cancers. Cancer cells grow and multiply quickly than normal cells in the body and chemotherapy is an effective way to kill and suppress many types of cancer.  Chemotherapy help relieve signs and symptoms of cancer. Chemotherapy drugs are administered in different ways including:

  • Chemotherapy infusions and shots: Chemotherapy drugs are introduced intravenously an infusion into a vein
  • Chemotherapy pills: Available in pill or capsule form.
  • Chemotherapy creams: Skin cancer are treated with creams or gels containing chemotherapy drugs
  • Chemotherapy administered directly to cancer: Thin disk-shaped wafers containing chemotherapy drugs can be positioned near a tumor during cancer surgery.

The frequency of chemotherapy treatments depends on the type of cancer, stage of cancer and drugs for each session of treatment. It can be continuous or in alternate periods of treatment and periods of rest.

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Radiation therapy: Radiation therapy as the name suggests uses external beams of intense energy to kill cancer cells from the body and these includes X-rays, protons or other types of energy. The method uses machines that emit high-energy beams to a precise point in the body and helps relieve pain or other symptoms associated with cancer. Radiation therapy works by destroying the genetic material of cancer cells that control its growth and division. During radiation therapy surrounding healthy cells are also damaged as these are repaired later by normal cells. Radiation therapy is a primary treatment for cancer treatment.
Radiation therapy is performed on an outpatient basis for a certain period of time. There will be a time gap between each radiation therapy to allow healthy cells to recover in between radiation therapy sessions. Each radiation treatment session takes around 30 minutes.
Palliative care: Palliative care is specialized medical care provided for cancer patients to relief from pain and other symptoms of the disease and aims to improve the quality of life for the patients. The team consists of surgeon, nurses and other specially trained doctors to provide an extra layer of support and care that complements the ongoing treatment with other elements such as symptom management to improve the comfort and well-being state. The team provides continuous support and advice for the many difficult situations and care techniques that improve the comfort and sense of well-being. 
At Kims hospital we provide latest and effective cancer treatments from well qualified and experienced specialists and doctors with care and compassion. To know more about cancer treatments and treatment cost, book an appointment now.