Shrink the cancerous tumors or stop cancer from growing and spreading.
The medical oncology department deals with the treatment of cancer using drugs (chemotherapy). It is called a “systemic treatment” because the drug, entering through the blood stream, travels throughout the body and kills cancer cells at their sites. The drugs in most cases destroy cancer cells wherever they may exist in the body. Chemotherapy may be the only treatment, or it may be supplemented with other treatments, such as surgery and/or radiation therapy. It is an important modality in treating various cancers and has a curative role in lymphomas, leukemias and germ cell tumors. MIO has the state of the art facilities to undertake outpatient chemotherapies in a specialized day care unit. The trained personnel prepare the drugs in the in house sterile bio-safety chemotherapy chamber and administer them to the patients with utmost care and in accordance with the stipulated international guidelines.