Surgical oncology, Medical oncology and Radiation oncology
Treatment for cancer may be complex, since in most cases it may need the attention of more than one specialist. CRRT comprises of specialists in all 3 wings of cancer treatment and is therefore able to provide comprehensive cancer care to all. Each of the doctors specializes in separate fields. But they work as one team, sharing their expertise to decide on the best line of treatment for their patients.
Our psycho-oncology team provides counselling and support to people with cancer so as to help them manage the day-to-day challenges of living with the disease. Counselling is offered to the caregivers of the patients also, so that they may understand the disease and extend the necessary support.
CRRT boasts of a strong and committed nursing team who have many years of experience in dealing with cancer patients and providing to their needs. The nurses are all specially trained to provide cancer care including chemotherapy medications, post-operative care and palliative care.
In order to have a record of their patients during treatment and follow-up and to know their situation even many years down the line, CRRT was keen to set up/has been running a Tumor Registry. CRRT sought permission and assistance from National Cancer Registry Program(NCRP) to start a Hospital Based Cancer Registry (HBCR) at Kumaran Hospital. Approval was granted in Septemberí13 and data on all our patients treated for cancer are being maintained meticulously.
Cancer surgeries, especially those surgeries which involve lymph node removal, may sometimes cause a condition called lymphedema, where excess lymphatic fluid builds up and results in swelling, particularly in the arms or legs. If left untreated, it can be debilitating to the patient. Lympha press is an equipment that is used to drain the accumulated fluid.
Our Trust has set up this machine at the day-care centre in Kumaran Hospital for the benefit of lymphedema patients so as to improve the quality of their lives.
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