Faith provides advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques to patients with gastrointestinal cancer. Patients can get ontologically sound surgeries for Colorectal and Liver Cancers with minimal access technique, thus ensuring faster recovery & quick return to normal life.
FAITH Cancer Institute offers a specialist surgical service for the prevention, diagnosis, staging, treatment & care of women with gynecological cancer. Gynecological cancers include cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer, vaginal cancer & vulva cancer. The department utilizes the full gamut of cutting-edge surgical techniques, from ultra radical pelvic and abdominal surgery for ovarian cancer to minimal incision laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery for cervical and endometrial cancer. Preventive oncology is given equal importance as the department conducts regular free cancer screening camps and also uses state of art colposcopy to diagnose and treat pre cancers as well as early cancers. Our team of expert is made up of gynecological cancer surgeons, medical & radiation oncologists, clinical nurse specialists, radiologists, pathologists, and physiotherapists amongst others. Women are cared for by this multi-disciplinary team who will plan their management of care and rehabilitation with them every step on the way. Palliative care, pain management and home based care are also provided for terminal patients.
Haemato - Oncology
Haemato-oncology is the study of blood related cancers. Blood related cancers account for approximately 10% of all cancers and are primarily leukaemias, lymphomas and multiple myeloma. A wider range of treatments are required for patients with lymphomas or myeloma, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and sometimes surgery.
Head & Neck Surgery - Oncology
Head & Neck cancer has a team of globally recognized surgical oncologists, ENT, otolaryngologists, audiologists as well as pain and palliative specialists. We emphasise on organ preservation and restoration of form, function by reconstructive surgery, radiation treatment and rehabilitation.
Integrative Oncology at Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center is committed to deliver high quality cancer care. The department focuses on improving the patient's endurance to receive aggressive cancer treatment by eFaithancing his/her overall well being with good nutrition, reduce stress, boost immune system, lifestyle modifications according to disease specific needs, physical rehab, individual and family counseling among others to ensure that the cancer treatment can be more effective and delivered without treatment delays or interruption.
Our department focuses on all the dimensions of a patient's well being including physical, psychological, social, spiritual thereby giving a holistic care with patient and family centered approach. This personalized care can in turn eFaithance the treatment outcome.
Getting a diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. Mind has a very powerful impact on the body and the negative dysfunctional thoughts could have a detrimental impact on the way you feel and behave and in turn hinder the treatment process and outcome.
Mind-Body medicine helps the overall emotional well being during cancer treatment by focusing on screening patients and caregivers for dysfunctional thoughts and beliefs, depression, anxiety, anticipatory grief and help with individual and family counseling, stress reduction strategies, pharmacotherapy for depression and anxiety, offer support groups for patients and caregivers.
The team has highly qualified psychiatrist and clinical psychologists and use evidence based approach of cognitive behavioral therapy, guided imagery among others for overall well being.
All cancer patients have some amount of malnourishment either due to the cancer itself or due to the side effects of treatment. Nutrition therapy focuses on maintaining adequate calorie balanced diet to maintain the lean body mass which is key in fighting cancer.
We also focus on educating the positive and negative impact that nutrition supplements and alternative medicine can have on your health. The drug interaction with chemotherapy can make the toxicity worse or reduce the efficacy of the treatment. Our experts evaluate the medication interaction with any supplements the patient may be taking and advice him/her correctly. Only the evidence based options available with complementary and alternative medicine can be incorporated into mainstream medicine. Where data is lacking we focus on research and refrain from using unproven modalities in the best interest of cancer patients and treatment outcomes.
Pain and Symptom Management
Most cancer individuals will have some degree of physical pain or other symptoms related to cancer or treatment itself.
We focus on aggressive pain management with our team of interventional pain specialist and also palliative care specialists. This improves the quality of life and ability to focus on treatment and other daily activities.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese procedure with many medical benefits. Acupuncture will be offered for symptom management of chemotherapy induced refractory nausea, vomiting, symptom of dry mouth due to radiation, and also alleviate stress and hot flashes.
Cancer patients usually have some amount of fatigue either due to disease or treatment. Our experts in rehab focus on building your strength and endurance to help keep up with daily activities and tolerate treatment maintaining a good quality of life. This department will have Physical Therapy, Speech and Swallow Therapy, Lymphedema Therapy, Chiropractic Care among others.
Patients with cancer have spiritual and emotional challenges. This needs to be addressed for overall well being and improved treatment outcome. Our expert team also handles the spiritual needs of patients and their family.
Yoga and Relaxation Techniques
Yoga is a well known for many health benefits. Fatigue is a major problem in cancer patients and yoga has been proven to help with fatigue. Our department also focuses on simple stress free yoga techniques for revitalizing your energy through pranayama. Focus is also to reduce stress, anxiety and help with good sleep. Music and art therapy is also intended to achieve the same objective of relaxation.
The Department of Medical Oncology offers cancer treatment provided by a team of qualified medical oncologists experienced in diagnosis, treatment planning and follow-up with chemotherapy, hormonal, biological and targeted therapy.
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery - Oncology
Breast cancer unit has a team of oncoplastic surgeons, radiation oncologists, pain and palliative care specialists who work together to ensure high success rates in microvascular reconstruction of breasts using tissues from the stomach.
Ortho - Oncology
Treatment of bone and soft tissue cancer patients at Faith Cancer Institute has a multidisciplinary approach similar to other disciplines in Oncology, wherein a multidisciplinary team consisting of dedicated Orthopaedic Cancer Surgeons, Musculoskeletal Radiologists, Nuclear Medicine Specialisst, Interventional Radiologists, Pathologists, Medical Oncology Consultants and Radiation Oncology Consultants administer the treatment. Limb salvage surgery, a need of the hour treatment, is routinely done here in collaboration with plastic and reconstructive surgeons trained in Musculoskeletal Oncology. If the patient is diagnosed at an early stage and the cancer is localized, then it is resectable with good margin and non-cancerous till date, with a functioning limb in addition to life can be offered.
The treatment of children and young adults with cancer is known as Paediatric Oncology. Cancers in children are of two broad types:
Pain & Palliation - Oncology
Pain is the most common and dreaded symptom in cancer patients. The pain clinic is designed to provide relief from pain sufferings. We also deal with the psychological, spiritual, social and occupational distress in patients - as they may lead to increased perception of physical pain.
The department of Radiation Oncology has been conceptualized to provide patient centric, state-of-the-art Radiotherapy treatment of international standards. Faith is equipped with a wide spectrum of conventional as well as high precision Radiation Oncology facilities and radiotherapy techniques such as IGRT, IMRT, SRS, SRT, VMAT and Brachytherapy.
Experienced team of surgical oncologists at Faith ensure surgical removal of the tumour at the site of occurrence. The patients are explained on the process involved in surgery and the recuperation time. Nutritionists and rehab specialists support the patient during the process of recovery. Reconstructive surgeons work on the restoration of the appearance of the body based on the condition of the patient.
Uro - Oncology
The multi-disciplinary team in the department of Uro- Oncology offers compassionate care for those diagnosed with prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and testicular cancer. Treatment options offered include medical, surgical and management of tumour through chemo and radiation therapy.