The doctors in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Disease Management Groups work as a team towards the well-being of the patients in a professional, empathetic and friendly manner. Read more about the treatment
Cancer is treated predominantly by the means of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. These modalities, in isolation, fail to produce the desired results. Multimodal treatment is the need of the hour for a patient with cancer. It is only when the experts in the fields of surgical, radiation and medical oncology work in tandem that the patient can expect truly effective and scientific treatment with best results. It is with this spirit that we at Max Cancer Centre have embarked upon the concept of Disease Management Groups (DMGs) in different cancers.
Gastrointestinal cancers are very common and result in significant suffering and deaths in our country. Broadly, these cancers can be divided into esophago-gastric (cancer of food-pipe and stomach), colorectal (cancers of large intestine and rectum) and hepato-pancreato-biliary (cancers of liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreas).
Most of these tumours require surgery as one of the key aspects in their treatment. A successful surgery with clear margins and lymph node dissection (removal of draining lymph glands) is one of the most important components in the curative treatment of such cancers. Our surgeons of the gastrointestinal DMG have wide experience and expertise in the surgical management of all kinds of gastrointestinal cancers. Minimal access surgery including laparoscopic and robotic surgery is gaining ground in a wide variety of cancers. We have the necessary experience and expertise in the application of these newer techniques in the surgical management of gastrointestinal cancers.
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We have state-of-the-art machinery including Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) and highly experienced radiation oncologists well equipped in the application of such techniques. Newer techniques in diagnostic and interventional radiology and pathology are of immense help in the planning of treatment, management of complications and also as integral aspects of treatment. The inputs of pathologists are also of immense value in the planning and execution of treatment. The final pathology report is the most important factor in decision making in cancer. Our pathologists and radiologists give the clinicians a great deal of comfort and confidence in the treatment of such cancer.