The Department of Medical and Paediatric Oncology is the most recent addition to the Vydehi Institute of Oncology and Research centre. It was started to provide affordable cancer chemotherapy for all sections of the population.
We understand cancer requires a novel approach towards patients and families. Cancer involves a multidisciplinary tumour board to optimize care and treatment delivery. The specialists, hence, work with empathy when optimizing the treatment for their patients.
The department offers both curative and palliative chemotherapy services for both adult and paediatric patients. The treatment involves diagnosis, staging the diseases, customizing the treatment plan, and treating cancer accordingly. Our specialists plan evidence-based, internationally approved cancer treatments.
Paediatric oncology is a separate specialization since it involves treating children. The cancer treatment is tailor-made for children to help them cope with the stressful effects of the treatment on their lives. To ease their burden, we have play therapies for children where they can express themselves.
The Medical Oncology department plans to establish a comprehensive peripheral blood stem cell transplant facility. This will provide an affordable state-of-the-art treatment for diseases such as lymphomas, multiple myeloma, and certain leukaemia’s, as well as certain paediatric malignancies.