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When To Consult An Oncosurgeon? Do All Cancers Require Surgeries?

Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of various types of cancers or tumours. A vast medical speciality, the experts in this area are broadly classified into – Medical Oncologists, Surgical Oncologists or Oncosurgeons and Radiation Oncologists. Medical Oncologists: A medical oncologist diagnoses the type of cancer, its stage after running tests and decides upon the course of treatment like chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy, immunotherapy etc. Surgical Oncologists: Oncosurgeons remove malignant tumours through invasive or minimally invasive procedures. They also conduct biopsies, by extracting the tissue sample for ascertaining the type of cancer through lab tests. Radiation Oncologist: In certain cases, cancer cells are attacked with radiation and it forms a crucial part of treatment. A radiation oncologist draws a treatment plan as per the dosage, cycles for a faster recovery. Among these experts, few specialists deal exclusively with only certain type of cancers like: Cancers of Reproductive Organs: Gynecologic Oncologists and Surgical Oncologists treat cancers related to reproductive organs like ovaries, cervical and uterine. Blood Cancers: Hematologists for treating various types of blood cancers. Pediatric Oncologist: These specialists diagnose and treat children and teenagers with different types of cancers like leukaemia, osteosarcoma etc. […] read more
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5 questions on the COVID-19 vaccine answered

As India grapples with the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government continues to work toward making coronavirus vaccine widely available for everyone. Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, AstraZeneca’s Covishield manufactured by Serum Institute of India, and Russian Sputnik V are the three vaccines being used in India. Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan had said that India will be able to inoculate all adults by the end of this year. Experts have been stressing that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19, adding that individuals who have been fully vaccinated can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic. In this article, doctors at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, answer some of the key questions about COVID-19 vaccines, including how you can get your shot and how long you will be protected from the virus with these vaccines. Where should I register for COVID-19 vaccination and how do I get the vaccine? If you are eligible to receive the vaccine, you can register yourself on the Co-WIN Portal and schedule your appointment. You can get the vaccine from government and private health facilities as notified, known as COVID Vaccination Centres (CVCs). Can COVID-19 vaccine cause coronavirus infection? What […] read more
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The destination for all your healthcare needs- Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai

Understanding that the pandemic has redefined our patient’s needs and adapting to the New Normal, Fortis Hospital Mumbai has risen as the New Age Hospital- A hospital that is geared up for your safety, knowing your fears and addressing them. Fortis Hospital Mumbai, which has been on the forefront of fighting the pandemic, has successfully treated over 6000 patients infected with the virus. At the same time, we have continued uninterrupted services for other specialities without a case of breach or cross infection. Fortis Hospital is your #NewAgeHospital, with Proven protocol driven approach for safety of patients Stringent processes for infection control Expertise and experience to handle both COVID and non COVID successfully The chance of getting infected lies anywhere, but the safer place to get treated for any illness is a hospital that has treated COVID-19 and hence is geared up for all types of patients with utmost safety and care. As your Guardians of Health, Fortis Hospital Mumbai is the preferred healthcare destination providing safe care across all specialities. read more
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