With an aim to bring forth advanced cancer care to the doorstep of millions of people, Manipal Hospitals, India’s leading healthcare provider unveiled its revamped Oncology block ‘Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Centre (MCCC)’ at the hospital’s Old Airport campus. Marking a new beginning, the Centre has introduced state-of-the-art, ultra-modern digital mammography with Tomosynthesis technology to enhance the hospital’s diagnostic capabilities for screening and treating breast cancer and a dedicated surgical Lymphoedema Clinic.
With rising incidence of breast cancer in the country, the revamped Centre will offer super-specialized tertiary care services in medical, surgical and radiation oncology, streamlined into dedicated site-specific teams. MCCC is one of India’s most comprehensive cancer care centres which houses complete treatment protocols under one roof.
The MCCC was inaugurated by leading Indian actors Ms. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Ms. Priyanka Upendra and Mr. Aniruddha Jatkar in the presence of Dr. H Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman, Manipal Hospitals & Dr. Somashekhar S.P, Chairman & HOD Surgical Oncology, Manipal Hospitals Bengaluru.
Speaking at the launch, Dr. H. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman Manipal Hospitals said, “We have been championing the cause of cancer awareness for more than two decades now. We launched the new Centre with a steadfast vision - to improve cancer care and help patients get superior treatment to live longer, better lives. We want to create a model of excellence, a place where patients are treated by our physicians with the best of clinical expertise. In our pursuit to provide holistic cancer care, the team will be working in a multi-disciplinary approach with other super specialty departments like Gynecology, Neurosurgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, urology and many others for all round support and care provided by a dedicated team of medical and paramedical professionals under one roof.”
About 1/3 of people who undergo total Mastectomy have not received any treatment except Physiotherapy to deal with Lymphodema of limbs. Under the expert guidance of Dr Ashok B C, Consultant Plastic Surgeon who is specializes in quality treatment protocols for cancer patients trained in Japan can now offer an array of treatments. Lymphovenousanastamosis can be done during the Mastectomy surgery or on patients who are already experiencing swollen limbs. This has been successfully done on more than twenty five patients who are leading a normal life. Lymph Nodes Transfer, this can be conducted in patients who are already suffering from heavy limbs. Manipal has so far successfully done four lymph node transfers on patients who are living quality life after mastectomy. The ICG machine with the help of a dye helps the doctor identify blockage .
Interacting with the media Ms. Bharathi Vishnuvardhan, Renowned Indian Actress said, “It is an honor to be associated with Manipal Hospitals. The launch of this comprehensive centre coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and with the introduction of Digital Mammography technology, I urge ladies to not shy away and come forward for a check-up. Prevention is always better than cure.”
Manipal Comprehensive Centre has completed over 1500 successful complex robotic surgeries. It is currently Asia’s number one centre to perform HIPEC surgeries, which is the only hope for stage 4 cancers, with more than 300 surgeries performed in last three years. The centre is performing almost 100 HIPEC every year and is the only largest centre for the treatment of Sentinel Lymph node or Breast Lymphoedema in India.
Sharing further details, Dr. Somashekhar S.P, Chairman & HOD Surgical Oncology said, Manipal Hospitals Bangalore said, “While we make advances in technology, we are also creating an environment to accelerate new treatments whether it is with Robotics, Watsons or now with Tomosyntheses. Digital mammography is superior to the conventional mammography because it can detect cancers which are hidden owing to dense breast tissues and overlapping structures. It gives exceptionally sharp images for visualization of the finest details which is a big boon for patients and for us as doctors as well.”
Ms. Priyanka Upendra – Indian Actress said, “Manipal Hospitals is always at the forefront when it comes to creating awareness around deadly diseases. I am happy to lend my support and call upon everyone to take charge of their lives by undergoing regular medical checkups and prioritizing their health over everything else.”
Manipal Comprehensive Cancer Centre provides all cancer treatment under one umbrella with expert guidance of world-renowned specialists spanning nuclear medicine to radiation oncology.