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Radiation Oncology at SevenHills Hospital

Our cancer care center and skilled oncologists offer world class radiation oncology treatment options (radiation therapy) to treat cancer patients.

  • What Are The Treatment Options Available At SevenHills Hospital?

    As one of the most advanced cancer treatment options available, Novalis Tx, at SevenHills Hospital is changing the face of cancer treatment. Novalis Tx shapes the radiation beam to match the exact contour of the tumor or lesion, ensuring that the maximum prescribed dose of high-energy radiation is delivered to the entire tumor. It is a non-invasive outpatient procedure that lasts for just 15 to 20 minutes.

    Other Treatment Techniques:

    • Conventional Radiotherapy
    • Three Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy (3DCRT)
    • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
    • Stereotactic Radiotherapy/IMRT and Stereotactic Radiosurgery /IMRS
    • Radiotherapy Using Electrons
    • Image Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)
  • Who Needs A Radiation Therapy?

    Your doctor may suggest radiation therapy as an option at different times during your cancer treatment and for different reasons, including:

    • As the only (primary) treatment for cancer
    • Before surgery, to shrink a cancerous tumor (neoadjuvant therapy)
    • After surgery, to stop the growth of any remaining cancer cells (adjuvant therapy)
    • In combination with other treatments, such as chemotherapy, to destroy cancer cells
    • In advanced cancer to alleviate symptoms caused by the cancer
  • What Does Radiation Therapy Feel Like?

    Patients cannot see, smell, taste, hear or feel radiation treatment. The actual radiation treatments are very similar to getting an X-ray. A small number of patients have felt warmth or a tingling sensation in the treatment area, but they did not feel any pain or discomfort. When the machine is on there is no pain; however, an additive affect of many treatments over several weeks can lead to discomfort in the treatment area.

  • What Is The Difference Between A Benign And A Malignant Tumor?

    Cells are the basic building blocks of the human body. They divide continuously during life to replace those damaged or destroyed by wear and tear. The divisions of cells are kept under strict control by various genes. Sometimes, these controls fail (due to gene abnormalities - mutations) and the cells divide uncontrollably to form a mass of cells - a tumor. Most of these tumors are benign i.e. they remain localized, do not spread through the human body (i.e. do not metastasize), and will not harm the person. But some cells acquire additional mutations to form a tumor that can either damage the organ in which it is situated, or spread through the human body to harm the person; these are called cancers or malignant tumors.

  • Will I Be Radioactive?

    No. Even though the effects of radiation are powerful, the patient will not become permanently radioactive. External radiation therapy affects targeted cells only for a moment. By the time the patient leaves the treatment area, the patient will not be emitting any radiation. With internal radiation therapy, the patient's body may emit a small amount of radiation for a short time.

  • Will I Lose My Hair?

    Radiation therapy can cause hair loss, but only in the area being treated with radiation. For example, if the patient receives treatment to the spine, the patient will not lose hair on their head. However, radiation to the patient's brain may cause the patient to lose some or all of the hair on their scalp. Most patients find that their hair grows back after the treatments are finished.

  • What Are The Common Side-Effects Of Radiation Therapy?

    The most common side effects are fatigue, skin changes, and some loss of appetite. Other side effects are related to the treatment of specific areas such as hair loss following radiation treatment to the head. Fortunately, most side effects will go away in time and you can reduce the discomfort they cause. If you have a reaction that is particularly severe, the doctor may prescribe a break in your treatments or change the kind of treatment you're receiving. It is usually not desirable to interrupt a course of radiation therapy because the delay may decrease the treatment's effectiveness. Although unpleasant, most side effects are not serious and can be controlled with medication or diet. Tell your doctor, nurse, or radiation therapist about any side effects you notice so that they can help you treat the problems.

  • How Long Does Radiation Therapy Treatment Last?

    Radiation therapy treatments are usually given daily (5 days a week) over the course of 1-10 weeks, depending on your type of cancer and the treatments given.