Apollo Cancer Institutes (Cancer Care) - Overview

Apollo Cancer Institute at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, is a comprehensive multidisciplinary institute. It brings inthe latest technology with the most competent and highly skilled health care professionals under one roof. Apollo Cancer Institute has the unique advantage of not only being a standalone cancer unit but also having themost modern backup from all super specialists and diagnostics. The institute offers the following facilities :

Cancer Screening Programme

To bring about early detection of cancer these screening programmes have been devised. One out of fourteen men/women will get affected by cancer in their lifetime. It can come anytime to anyone. Early detection can ensure prevention and/or cure in most of cases.Robotic SurgeryBenefits of the da Vinci Surgical System : da Vinci Robotic Surgical System is a new technology to perform complicated surgeries with greater ease and precision in regions of the body which are difficult to access by conventional open surgery. Robotic technology employs fine operating instruments which simulate the motion of the human wrist. Hand motions are scaled through a computer interface to eliminate tremor allowing for incredibly precise maneuvers. On the patient's end, the robot's arms are fitted with 5 to 12 millimeter surgical instruments and a small camera scope that provides a detailed view of the patient. Seated only a few feet away from the operating table, surgeons view the patient's anatomy through a screen that produces a THREE DIMENSIONAL image magnified ten times. The robot that operates on the patient is controlled by this expert surgeon who carefully maneuvers a pair of knobs to control the instruments. By using the da Vinci system, surgeons are able to avoid making large incisions. Because there are several small incisions, instead of a single large opening, Patients usually realize a number of benefits that include :
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Quicker recovery
  • Reduced chance of infection and other complications
  • A quicker return to normal lifestyle
  • Less scarring
  • Less bleeding and reduced need for blood transfusion
  • Decreased inflammation of body tissue
Robotic Surgery is indicated in wide variety of surgeries including complicated cancer surgeries e.g. Urological (cancer of prostate, cancer of the urinary bladder and cancer around the kidneys), Thoracic (Cancers of the lungs & Cancers of the chest region like thymoma), Gynecologic (cancer of uterus, cancer of ovary),Pelvic, Gastrointestinal (Cancers of the Stomach, Cancers of the Pancreas as well as Gall bladder), and head and neck surgeries. It can also be used for Chemoembolization of liver tumors and sarcomas.Paediatric Oncology And HaematologySuccessful treatment of children with cancer is one of the biggest achievements of modern medicine. Over 75% of children with cancer can be cured completely. The pediatric oncology unit at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals strives to get the best outcomes for these children with treatments delivered in a child friendly environment. There are comprehensive treatment facilities for pediatric hematology and oncological disorders. Treatment is given as per the protocols currently buffering best outcome for individual diseases. This service is backed by the state of art facilities from radiation oncology and surgical oncology including pediatric neurosurgery. as well as pediatric, orthopaedics. There is a dedicated Thalassemia unit for patients with Thalassemia major. Multispecialty Thalassemia clinic also caters to all patients suffering from Thalassemia in a holistic way. For more details contact 011-29871170 or 011-29871171Bone Marrow Transplant ProgrammeThe blood and marrow transplant unit is offering allogeneic and autologous bone marrow transplant to children and adults with malignant and non-malignant conditions. The diseases that are routinely treated are leukemia, lymphoma, neuroblastoma , thallesemia , a plastic anaemia and other immune deficiency and storage disorder. A six bedded HEPA – filtered laminar airflow unit and state-of-the-art stem cell processing unit backed by excellent laboratory services compares with the international standards of care.