Hope for cancer patients with Interstitial Brachytherapy at SMVDN Superspeciality Hospital
jkupdate.com | 26-Oct-2018 05:30 PM
  • Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital.

JAMMU: Owing to changes in lifestyle, lack of awareness and late detection, a lot of people seem to be developing cancers. Understanding the growing need to help patients suffering cancer Narayana Health has been continuously investing in comprehensive and latest treatment facilities at it centre at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital. 

Dr (Brig) Man Mohan Harjai, Chief Administrative Officer of the Hospital, stated that the hospital has emerged as one of the few hospitals which have expertise in comprehensivemanagement 0f various cancersand recently even launched a state of the art treatment therapy for cancer known as Interstitial Brachytherapy.

Brachytherapy is a radiation therapy treatment technique which is used for controlling cancers of several sites. In this modality, radiation source is placed at very short distance to the diseased region to damage cancer cells and destroys their ability to proliferate. It gives superior accuracy, conformity and localization as physician is able to place the source in close proximity to the tumour.

Speaking about the treatment modality Dr Vikas Roshan, Consultant Radiation Oncology, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital said, “This technique involves minimal hospital stay where a patient is required to stay for just two days in the hospital and the chances of cure are very high as high dose of radiotherapy can be given in short span of time. Particularly in case of gynaecology malignancy the overall treatment time is very important and with the help of this technique, the treatment time is further reduced.”

The Brachytherapy treatment has always remained standard of care for cervical cancer from ages. As this is a highly skill dependent procedure but at the same time gives key satisfying results in cancer patients. With such technologically advanced and clinically reliable machine and under careful supervision of experts at Narayana Health we provide complete solutions to clinical needs.The team involved in performing procedure includes Dr. Vikas Roshan (Consultant- Radiation Oncology ) Dr.Vanilla Chopra (Sr consultant- Anaesthesia )Dr.Jagmohan Singh ( Jr. Consultnat- Oncology),& team of technical staff consisting Senniandavar, Titiksha Vasudeva, Abin CV and Vandhana Devi.

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