New Delhi: The launch of Radionuclide therapy makes HCMCT Manipal hospital Dwarka at par with best in radiation therapy. Brushing aside proton therapy as overrated, oncology experts of the hospital claimed that with new addition they are second to none in radiation therapy. Veteran Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi launched this facility.
Answering a question, radiation experts said proton therapy is not a magic. Radionuclide therapy compares with best yet in radiation therapy. Radionuclide therapy uses radioactive substances called radiopharmaceuticals to treat cancer. These are introduced in the body to annihilate tumors. It can be taken as capsules as well. It makes a detour inside body to find and effectively confront tumors.
With an aim to provide comprehensive cancer care, HCMCT Manipal Hospital Delhi is the first in Dwarka to launch a new Radionuclide therapy facility. Radionuclide therapy utilizes radioactive medicines for treatment of various cancers and benign conditions. This facilityis asignificant addition to the existing oncological services, making it a holistic oncology facility. What makes it more unique is that with the addition of Radionuclide therapy, the entire spectrum of advanced cancer therapies will be served under one roof. In addition to this HCMCT Manipal Hospital Delhi will be able to treat all possible forms of cancer.
The facility will be supervised by highly skilled, experienced, and dedicated team of nuclear medicine physicians, medical physicists, technologists, and technicians with an extensive experience in administering nuclear therapies and treating patients. This is yet another patient-centered initiative by the healthcare provider to ensure that patients receive high-quality care.
With the introduction of radionuclide therapy (I-131), HCMCT Manipal Hospital Delhi now boasts of cutting-edge diagnostic modalities and state-of-the-art treatment options for cancer care. Diagnostic capabilities of PET CT, Gamma Camera, Molecular Pathology, Genetic, Mammogram coupled with Robotic surgeries, Bone Marrow Transplant, LINAC Radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, customized medical oncology, pain management therapy gives a complete spectrum of cancer care for all age groups. Difficult inaccessible surgical cases of rectal/pelvic cancers are now easily operatable with introduction of DaVinci robotic system, state-of-the-art linear accelerator is capable of treating moving targets and organs like lungs, heart, etc. with high precision, advanced speed, and accuracy.
On launching the facility actress Shabana Azmi said, “Cancer can be devastating, and people who are already suffering from cancer have to struggle every day in their lives. Cancer patients need both moral and medical support to recover. It’s a great initiative by HCMCT Manipal Hospital Delhi to introduce the new therapies and providing all treatments under one roof for patients who are suffering from cancer. With the launch of this facility and the dedicated cancer management teams, I’m sure that HCMCT Manipal Hospital will fight every cancer battle for their patients.”
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Raman Bhaskar, Hospital Director, HCMCT Manipal Hospital said, “With the addition of Radionuclide therapy & our new robotic surgery team, HCMCT Manipal Hospitals Delhi will become one of the most convenient & comprehensive treating centres for our cancer patients. This is another example of our patient centric approach and clinical excellence embedded in our DNA since many decades. Along with Shabana Azmi ji, on this day we also extend our support for patients in their fight against cancer, by providing subsidize radiation treatment for 100 patients.”