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Cancer Care/Oncology

Department of Oncology and Cancer Care

At Gleneagles Global Hospital, Hyderabad Department of Oncology provides cancer treatment and surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy that significantly enhances the likelihood of recovery and decreases the risk of recurrence. This organized one-point distribution approach, which is the hallmark of our department of oncology, guarantees the continuity of care and the best medical care experience possible.

Gleneagles Global Hospital, Hyderabad, every patient has access to different treatment methods, including blood tests, pathology, radiation oncology, psycho-oncology, and interventional radiology, from initial screening and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. Pain, preventative treatment, restructuring, comorbidity management, diet, nutrition, and rehabilitation are also part of the multifaceted cancer care program. A well-rounded, interdisciplinary team is a critical element of Gleneagles Global Hospital that focuses on patients and their companions ‘ overall physical and mental well-being. We are among the best hospitals for cancer care in Hyderabad, offering safe and reliable treatment for varied types of cancer. Gleneagles Global Hospitals ‘ tumor board is where most of our experts come together to address complex and challenging cases and identify the best surgical resections, imaging techniques, and medical oncology treatment. A type of multidisciplinary approach to the board of tumors correlates with the most favorable results in the world as it helps create the best treatment strategy for each patient. Once the case is dealt with in detail in the Tumour Committee, the hospital offers a variety of therapies required for comprehensive cancer care.

Why Choose Global Hospitals for treatment of cancer?

Cancer care requires not only diagnosis but overall care for patients. From the time of diagnosis to treatment completion, Gleneagles Global Hospital, Hyderabad takes care of patients and fixes their problems at each move.

At Gleneagles Global Hospital, Cancer patients receive assistance from the time of diagnosis to help cope with the diagnosis and plan for the journey ahead. Cancer patients find comfort, hope, and motivation when studying what to anticipate during the various kinds of cancer treatments, dealing with symptoms, and how to maintain safe communication channels not only with friends and family but also with doctors.

Cancer diagnosis can be painful for both the patient and their family. The challenges of long wait time for diagnosis, treatments, radiation, and surgical intervention come along with the disease. Throughout Gleneagles Global Hospital, Hyderabad we provide special Un-Wait Zones where we make sure not only the patient but also the visitors in the waiting areas get a shorter waiting time and a great atmosphere. We have among us the best oncologists in Hyderabad who make sure that a patient undergoes minimum discomfort as possible.

Diagnosis of Cancer

The quality of methods for diagnosing cancer plays a major role in the early diagnosis and evaluation of each case. At Gleneagles Global Cancer Center, we achieve the highest standards through the use of technically advanced testing technologies and automated systems that optimize outcomes speed and precision-making care more accessible and less stress-free.


A colposcopy is a simple, non-surgical procedure used to inspect the cervix to detect any irregularities in the tissue. In fact, the technique is similar to a Pap smear test and only takes 5 to 10 minutes. Typically, it’s advised if any unusual results occur in a Pap test.


An endoscopy is a medical procedure that is not surgical and is commonly used to classify conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract. The treatment helps specialists inspect the internal organs and, where present, detect any swelling, ulcers or damaged tissue. The technique may also be used to perform a biopsy or to instill a dye into an organ during a subsequent x-ray to increase visibility.


A biopsy is a widely used medical procedure in which small samples of tissue are collected for laboratory analysis. You may take this tissue sample from any area of the body, such as the skin, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. This is one of the most common screening approaches and it can be of particular benefit to confirm or rule out the existence of cancer. That’s why doctors usually prescribe a biopsy when cancer is suspected.


Pathology is, in essence, a branch of medicine that focuses on disease diagnosis, its causes, origins, and nature. Diagnostic pathology may include surgical pathology and cytopathology that is used in the laboratory to examine collections of fluid and tissue. This is a key component of the treatment for early cancer diagnosis. Pathology is not only effective in the diagnosis of cancer but can also help shape treatment plans. It allows for histological and cytological categorization, and also the verification of clinically useful mutations that can be used for better outcomes in determining targeted treatments.


Radiology uses high-energy imaging, such as X-rays, to successfully treat cancer of different types. At Gleneagles Global Cancer Center, we offer a wide range of testing and diagnostic radiology tests, as well as interventional treatments to promote early detection and successful cancer treatment. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic department uses complex 3D and 4D ultrasonographic machines along with advanced technological scanners. We also use DBT (Digital Mammography and Breast Tomosynthesis) which is regarded as the next generation in digital breast imaging techniques and guarantees early breast cancer detection. Early diagnosis increases outcomes and results for patients and reduces recovery time.

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine uses radiopharmaceuticals (radioactive substances) to detect different cancers or even cure them. These materials provide specific information on how a particular body organ operates which helps the professionals to assess both the type of problem and its exact location. Gleneagles Global Cancer Center has invested in technologically advanced technologies while providing a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic services to our nuclear medicine team. The testing equipment for nuclear medicine is increasing the pace and efficiency of the procedures. The automated systems also improve safety and cut costs, making them more accessible and delivering faster results.

Treatment for Cancer

Cancer treatment also requires a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy that greatly enhances the likelihood of recovery and decreases the risk of recurrence. This organized one-point delivery method, which is the hallmark of Gleneagles Global Hospitals, guarantees the continuity of care and the best health-care experience possible.

  • Breast Cancer: The Gleneagles Global Cancer Center offers a variety of extensive breast cancer treatment programs like chemotherapy regimens and the latest surgical techniques that minimize the post-operative pain, facilitating faster recovery. Surgical intervention plays an important role in the diagnosis of breast cancer, with the main objective being complete resection of the tumor. It is recommended that patients only opt for clinicians with clinical experience to maximize treatment effectiveness and, most significantly, to reduce the risk of potential complications.
  • Oral Cancer: Oral cancer is treated in the same manner many other cancers are treated — with surgery to eliminate tumor growth, accompanied by radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy (drug treatments) to destroy any cancerous cells that remain.
  • Brain Cancer: We provide comprehensive and specialist clinical facilities for adult brain tumors along with, but not limited to, glioma, low or high-grade astrocytoma, tumors of the nerve sheath, primary tumors of the spinal cord and meningioma. We also provide superior and cooperative brain tumor clinical services in children, including ependymoma, glioblastoma, and medulloblastoma. They also provide patients and their families with pre-surgical and post-surgical therapy to ensure that each patient gets the help they need on their journey. We are among the best hospitals for the treatment of brain cancer in Hyderabad.
  • Colorectal Cancer: Surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, laser therapy, and immunotherapy are the main methods of treatment for colorectal cancer. These therapies may be mixed depending on the stage of cancer.
  • Blood Cancer: The immediate goal of treatment for acute leukaemia is for remission. In a hospital, the patient needs to undergo chemotherapy and remain in a private room to reduce the likelihood of infection. Since patients with acute leukaemia have incredibly low numbers of normal blood cells, transfusions of blood and platelets are given to help stop or prevent bleeding.
  • Oesophageal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Pancreatic-Gastrointestinal cancer: Gastrointestinal (GI) cancer broadly relates to any form of cancer that impacts the gastrointestinal or digestive system. These are categorized into Lower GI cancers, which may include colon, rectal and anal cancers, or Upper GI cancers, which may include oesophageal, pancreatic, small intestine, thyroid, and hepatic cancers. GI cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths, right after lung cancer, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates. Endoscopy is the most efficient and commonly used method of testing for GI cancers that can be used in conjunction with diagnostic procedures such as an endoscopic ultrasound. All endoscopic treatments at the Gleneagles Global Cancer Center are conducted by highly experienced Gastroenterologists to maintain high levels of accuracy in diagnostic testing.
  • Cervical Cancer and Cancer Uterus-Gynaecological Cancer: Our specialist oncology team of gynaecologists are highly skilled in pelvic and abdominal surgery, including minimally invasive surgery.

The different types of cancer treatment procedures and cancer surgeries performed at Gleneagles Global Hospital, Hyderabad are:

Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection

Dissection of the sentinel lymph node is an alternative to the traditional dissection of axillary lymph node and many women think it can spare them more invasive surgery and side effects.


Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is the use of imagery throughout radiation therapy to increase the accuracy and precision of delivery of the treatment.


Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is an advanced radiation therapy typically used for cancer treatment and non-cancerous tumors.

Bone marrow transplant

A bone marrow transplant is a process for replacing damaged bone marrow with healthy stem cells of the bone marrow.


Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermia intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can have a strong influence on the overall and disease-free survival of various tumor entities in chosen patients with peritoneal surface tumors (PSM).

Cytoreductive surgery

In many cases, treatment for ovarian cancer requires a combination of cytoreductive surgery and chemotherapy. The purpose of the surgical intervention is to remove cancer as well as any tissues nearby to which cancer may have spread.

Laparoscopic caging laparotomy

Compared with open surgery, laparoscopic surgery is associated with lower surgical pain and less acute phase response.

Laparoscopic hysterectomy

A laparoscopic hysterectomy is a surgical procedure for extracting the uterus which is minimally invasive.

Whipple surgery

A Whipple procedure also known as a pancreaticoduodenectomy, is a complex operation for extracting the pancreatic head, the first portion of the small intestine (duodenum), the gallbladder, and the bile duct.

Pelvic exenteration

Pelvic exenteration (or pelvic evisceration) is a radical surgical treatment which removes all organs from the pelvic cavity of one individual.

APR surgery

APR is an operation performed for the diagnosis of anal or rectal cancer. A surgeon must extract all the following to remove cancer like the lower part of your colon, your rectum or your anus.

LAR surgery

LAR is a surgery performed to treat rectal cancer. The cancer-including part of your rectum is removed. The remainder of your rectum is reconnected to your colon so you can transfer your intestines as normal.

Laparoscopic Gastrectomy

Laparoscopic gastrectomy (LG) is a safe alternative in contrast with open cancer gastrectomy.

Combined Thoracoscopic and Laparoscopic Oesophagostomy

Combined thoracoscopic and minimally invasive laparoscopic esophagectomy is a reliable and safe choice for shorter traumatic oesophageal carcinoma, reduced hospital stays, less loss of blood, less discomfort and a better appearance, particularly for the elderly and those with weak lung function.

VATS lobectomy

VATS lobectomy enables surgeons to conduct almost the same thoracotomy procedure within the arm, but it is accomplished by 3-4 small incisions without rib spreading, rather than the wide rib spreading incision requiring thoracotomy.

Thyroidectomy without Central Neck Dissection

Total thyroidectomy involves the removal of all thyroid tissue possibly. The central dissection of the lymph node is a dissection of stage 6 of the spine.


A thyroidectomy is a procedure involving the surgical removal of whole or part of the thyroid gland.


Laparoscopy, also known as diagnostic laparoscopy, is a medical-surgical procedure used to view the abdomen’s organs.

Complex Oral Resection and Microvascular Reconstruction

In order to restore function and cosmetics, various techniques have been created to repair head and neck defects after the surgery. Free tissue transfer using microvascular anastomosis has improved medical outcomes and the standard of living for patients with head and neck cancer as this technique has allowed surgeons to conduct more effective ablative surgery, but there is room for improvement to achieve a sufficient rate of survival.

Radical Mastectomy

Radical mastectomy is a medical procedure involving breast extraction, structural muscle in the chest (including pectoralis major and pectoralis minor), and axilla lymph nodes as a breast cancer treatment.


Oncoplastic surgery blends new methods of cosmetic surgery with oncology of breast surgery. When a large lumpectomy is performed that will compress the breast, the remaining tissue is sculpted to realign the nipple and areola and return the breast to a natural shape.

Our Doctors – Oncologists

The Department of Oncology Gleneagles Global Hospital, Hyderabad has one of the best team of cancer specialists, cancer doctors & cancer surgeons to deliver best treatment for different types of cancers like breast cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, oral cancer, uterine cancer, cervical cancer, blood cancer, thyroid cancer, brain tumour, etc.  You will have access to a team of some of the best doctors for the treatment of different types of cancer.  Our cancer specialist, cancer doctors, cancer surgeons, oncologists are highly experienced and well-trained surgeons and consultants. We also ensure that our patients receive a total program of care from all other allied specialists who work together in your journey to recovery.

Dr Ravi Kumar
Dr Ravi Kumar



FAQs related to Oncology

Which is considered the best cancer hospital in Hyderabad?

Gleneagles Global Hospital, Lakdikapul, is the best cancer hospital in Hyderabad for all types of cancer, providing treatment and care by a dedicated team of oncologists.

Cancer treatment requirements to be aware of?

Cancer treatment mainly requires a combination of surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy that significantly enhances the likelihood of recovery as well as decreases the risk of recurrence.

What are the various methods for cancer treatment?

The various cancer care & treatment methods include blood tests, pathology, radiation oncology, psycho-oncology, and interventional radiology. Gleneagles Global Hospital provides the best cancer care from initial screening and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation.

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