Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer and tumours. Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular disorders, unfortunately cancer is growing in our country very rapidly. According to reports of WHO India had an estimated 1.16 million new cancer cases in 2018. One in 10 Indians will develop cancer during their lifetime.
In India, the six most common cancer types were breast cancer, oral cancer, cervical cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, and colorectal cancer. Together, these account for 49% of all-new cancer cases.
Cancer patterns in India are dominated by a high burden of tobacco-related head and neck cancers, particularly oral cancer, in men and of cervical cancer in women; both of these cancer types are associated with lower socio-economic status.
There is a clear increasing trend in the incidence rates of breast cancer across the country, with an annual percentage increase that ranges from 1.4% to 2.8% and is more pronounced in urban areas than in rural areas. Incidence rates are also increasing for cancer types associated with overweight and obesity and lower levels of physical activity, such as colorectal cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.
Tirath Ram shah hospital has a dedicated and experienced team of oncologist, all state of the art equipment & and lab for diagnosis and treatment of this pestilent disease.
Sub Specialities and Procedure
- Medical oncology (The use of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, and other drugs to treat cancer),
- Radiation oncology (The use of radiation therapy to treat cancer)
- Surgical oncology (The use of surgery and other procedures to treat cancer).