Frequently Asked Questions


Oncology is that part of medicine that involves the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The Oncologist is just one of the specialist in great demand today due to the growing number of cancer cases in recent times
Oncology encompasses a wide range of studies since cancer can occur in almost any part of the body. Hence the field has a high degree of specialization and specialists. Specialization in blood and bones are common.
From a survival, perspective early detection is critical and improves immensely one's chances of survival.
In India - in cities such as Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi      - there exists state of the art facilities coupled with a multi-discipline approach to patients suffering from cancer.
These modern facilities have at their disposal such means as The Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans, an imaging technique for detecting cancer.

Novalis-TX technology

The Novalis Radiosurgery and the CyberKnife  enable doctors to reach previously unreachable sites in the body thus gives greater precision and accuracy in today’s  treatment of cancer
Faster treatment with more flexibility in scheduling is possible in India because of zero wait time.
Medical technology at your disposal includes :

  • Radiosurgery / Novalis Tx Radiosurgery
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Stereotactic Radio surgery and
  • Radiation Therapy (SRS, SRT)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)

Novalis Tx Radiosurgery   should be single out for its effectiveness and potency Is a sophisticated and precise technique that uses Radiosurgery to eradicate tumors in the brain and spine, or cancer of the liver, mouth, prostate, and lungs. It can zoom in on very small and hard to reach  tumors to deliver radiation with pinpoint accuracy leveraging other techniques such as Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), and IGRT.

The central concept behind Novalis-Tx is that it unifies many precisely shaped beams, each directed toward the tumor, but each from several directions (sort of three dimensional). This approach allows it to achieve a tumor-killing level of dosage where the beams intersect while keeping the dose from each individual beam below that which would cause any normal tissue to be harmed.

The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors located anywhere in the body. It delivers a correct dose of radiation with extreme precision and is known for its high rate of clinical success.

image of cyberknife Cyberknife Technology

The Cyberknife technique can effectively reach such areas as the kidney, brain, pancreas, prostrate, lungs or brain. The method systematically tracks, detects and corrects for even the slightest motion that might occur throughout the application of the treatment. It can either be used alone or in combination with other brain cancer treatments, such as whole-brain radiation therapy, traditional chemotherapy, or surgery. The choice of which of these excellent methods is applicable in your case will be conveyed by your doctor.

Advantage in using any of the above includes:

  • No incision or pain
  • No anesthesia or hospitalization
  • Shortest recovery possible
  • Max Super Speciality Hospital
  • Max Hospital
  • Max Speciality centre
  • Max Medcentre
  • Max cancer centre

Apollo speciality cancer hospital

Other types of Treatments available for cancer in India includes the following: