There are over a million new cases of cancer every year in India. With only 1 oncologist for every 1600 patients, cancer deaths in India are partially attributed to failure of early diagnosis, or more so, to the lack of proper treatment and follow ups. This is exactly why a second opinion for cancer treatment is becoming increasingly essential for survival rates among patients. Manipal Hospital’s group of veteran oncologists offer the best second opinions on cancer treatment in India. Visit our clinic today.
Post diagnosis, based on the type and stage of cancer, patients are prescribed treatments to eliminate the tumor, or decelerate its growth. Some of the treatment options include:
Surgery - surgical removal of the cancerous tissue
Chemotherapy - Use of drugs to kill cancer cells
Radiation therapy - Use of high energy x-rays to kill cancer cells
Immunotherapy - Use of the body’s immune system to fight cancer
Hormonal Therapy - Use of hormones to kill cancer cells
Once the type of cancer is finalised, a treatment specialist should be consulted, before starting on the prescription. However, two things are vital at this point (i) A second opinion on cancer treatment and (ii) A complete understanding of the treatment.
A Second opinion involves yet another physician or group of specialists, who will conduct a secondary comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s medical history and present them with a set of treatment recommendations.
A Second opinion by Manipal’s specialists help patients make informed decisions about their treatment. Furthermore, patients are also made privy to advanced treatment options and palliative care facilities they can opt for.Get a Second Opinion Now