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Medical Oncology department of ZHHRPL is a centre of excellence in patient care where multidisciplinary approach is followed to treat the patients. It offers comprehensive patient care along with expertise, assurance and dedication.

ZHHRPL, with state of the art equipment, facilities and experienced, faculty & staff, is wholly committed to highly personalized and comprehensive cancer care. Patient centric multidisciplinary approach, personalized and cost effective solutions with utmost care to all medical needs of the patient are meticulously looked into by a team of experienced medical and paramedical experts.

Patients are the focus of everything we do at ZHHRPL. Our mission is to provide most advanced patient care. The close collaboration between our physician, surgeons, Radiologists, Pathologist and other allied specialty is one of our unique strength enabling us to provide the best cancer care available today to the patient.

ZHHRPL Cancer Department offers Medical Oncology treatment that deals with Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy, and Targeted therapy in combination with chemotherapy to more effectively treat cancer. We also manage the side effects of chemotherapy ranging from common to rarer ones, so that patients can lead relatively normal lives while receiving chemotherapy.

At ZHHRPL our sole focus is to cure cancer. We follow the current standards of care and treatment protocols for each type and stage of cancer. The strategies for early diagnosis, treatment management, rehabilitation, pain relief and terminal care have been established in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach for cancer care.

Our doctors have unparalleled expertise in diagnosing and treating all types of cancer and they use the latest technology and the most innovative, advanced therapies to increase the chances of a cure.

We have a unified approach to cancer care, with teams of doctors who work together to guide each patient through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. These teams have a depth and breadth of experience that is unsurpassed.

  • Breast cancer
  • Oral cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Blood cancer
  • Prostate cancer

Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the breast tissue. The first symptom of breast cancer for many women is a lump in their breast. But 9 out of 10 breast lumps (90%) are benign. That means they are not cancers. But if you spot a lump, see your doctor straight away. The exact cause of breast cancer is still not known. But there are various modifiable and non modifiable risk factors which can cause breast cancer.

Early detection is the best protection against breast cancer. Regular self-examination and a mammography at regular intervals have proven to be most effective in early diagnosis and in achieving better results in treatment and cure

Breast screening is a method of identifying breast cancer at an early stage. It is done by performing x-rays of the breast known as mammograms. A mammogram can detect small changes in breast tissue, which may indicate cancers which are too small to be felt either by the woman herself or by a doctor. By the time a lump can be felt, it is likely to have been there for quite some time, and the longer it has been there undetected, the more the chance it has had to grow and spread.

It is an x-ray of the breast which is performed by exposing the breast to a low dose of radiation. During the procedure, the breasts are compressed between two plates for a few seconds. This is not painful but some women may find it slightly uncomfortable. The mammogram is reported by a specialist radiologist.

If the mammogram is reported as normal, you need not go for any further tests. However, further tests will be required if the radiologist detects an abnormality. These include a breast ultrasound and in a few cases, a breast MRI. A needle biopsy of the lump may be recommended and this can be done as an outpatient procedure.

Apart from saving vital time, which is crucial in fighting cancer, screening also gives the patient the following advantages:

  • It detects cancers at a stage when treatment is most likely to be successful
  • As the cancer is detected when it is very small, the chances of breast conservation surgery increases. This allows the patient to save her breast
  • It saves lives by reducing the risk of dying from breast cancer

If you have never had any breast problems and do not have a family history of breast cancer, then your first contact with a specialist should be at the age of 40. This should be repeated once in every two years. If you have a family history of breast cancer, you must see a specialist as soon as possible. The specialist will then customise your screening tests and its frequency based on the extent of your risk

There are some general precautions you can take to reduce the risk of breast cancer:

  • Get screened for cancer regularly
  • Learn the correct way of self-examination
  • Make sure you self-examine your breasts on a regular basis
  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol
  • Be physically active, maintain a healthy body weight and follow a healthy diet