Nova Global Healthcare Medical Oncology refers to the comprehensive diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors through drug combinations and multi disciplinary approaches involving radiation and surgical  oncologies. Types of cancer that can be treated under this branch include Breast, Lung, Brain, lung cancerThyroid and inherited cancers among the others.

The Division of Medical Oncology and Haemotology  provides the specialised and multidisciplinary approach for the treatment of aforesaid cancer types. The line of treatment and techniques that the institute uses include chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy, targeted therapy and monoclonal antibody among others. This type of treatment is often painless and since no surgical treatment is involved is incision-less also. The institute provides a one-stop-solution for cancer diagnosis and treatment including evaluation, fiducial placement, imaging, treatment planning, recovery and prevention for complete cancer removal to help patients live life normally.

It is dedicated to help patients provide with the best-in-class yet affordable cancer care and services. The services provided to our patients help them to lead a healthy life.

​Cancers are best managed by discussing in multi-disciplinary tumour boards where medical oncologist, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, pathologist, radiologist and organ specific oncologists meet to find the best possible management for an individual patient considering the physical, social, psychological, emotional and financial status of the patients. It is very important for oncologists to keep updated of the latest advancements in oncology as changes in management of cancer are quite common. All fit patients whose cancer progresses and no standard of care treatment options are available should be enrolled in a clinical trial.

Risk factors

Tobacco - It is the leading cause of cancer diagnosis and death from cancer. Smoking is associate with increased risk of cancers of lung, larynx, mouth, oesophagus, throat, bladder, kidney, liver, stomach, pancreas, colon, rectum, cervix and acute myeloid leukemia. Smokeless tobacco (snuff or chewing tobacco) is associated with increased risks of cancers of the mouth, oesophagus, and pancreas.

Alcohol - It can increase your risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, larynx, liver and breast. The risk of cancer is much higher for those who drink alcohol and also use tobacco.

Obesity - Obese individuals have an increased risk of cancers of breast, colon, rectum, endometrium, oesophagus, kidney, pancreas, and gallbladder.

Age - Advanced age is a risk factor for many cancers. The median age of cancer diagnosis is 66 years.


Symptoms usually depend on the site and type of cancer.

Breast cancer - Lump in breast and axilla associated with or without ulceration or bloody nipple discharge

Endometrial cancer - Bleeding per vagina

Cervix cancer - Bleeding after sexual intercourse

Ovary cancer - Nonspecific symptoms like abdominal distension, dyspepsia

Lung cancer - Persistent cough, breathlessness, blood in the sputum, hoarseness of voice

Head & neck cancer - Non healing ulcer or growth, lump in the neck

Brain cancer- Persistent headache, vomiting, loss of consciousness, double vision

Thyroid cancer - Lump in the neck

Oesophagus cancer- Painful swallowing predominantly to solid food, weight loss

Stomach cancer- Vomiting, dyspepsia, weight loss

Colon & rectum cancer - Bleeding per rectum, alteration of bowel habits

Liver cancer - Jaundice, pain and mass in right upper abdomen

Carcinoma Pancreas - Weight loss, jaundice

Skin carcinoma - Non healing ulcer or growth, mole with sudden increase in size,irregular border, induration or pain

Kidney cancer - Blood in urine, abdominal lump

Bladder cancer - Blood in urine

Prostate cancer - Urgency, hesitancy and frequency while passing urine, bony pain

Testis cancer - Swelling of testis, back pain, dyspnoea

Bone cancer - Pain and swelling of bones

Lymphoma - Fever, weight loss more than 10% body weight in preceding 6 months and drenching night sweats which constitutes the B symptoms, lump in neck, axilla or groin

Blood cancer - Bleeding manifestations including bleeding gums, bleeding from nose, blood in vomitus, blood in sputum, blood stained urine, black coloured stools, fever, lump in neck, axilla or groin, lump in upper abdomen

What is CyberKnife VSI

The CyberKnife is a state-of-the-art, Radiotherapy equipment for Robotic Radiosurgery that allows Radiation Oncologists to treat pathologies painlessly, without the need for an operation.

CyberKnife uses pencil beams of Radiation which can be directed at any part of the body, from any direction with the help of a Robotic Arm. The system tracks the tumour's position, detects any movement of the tumours or patient and automatically corrects before radiation is delivered.

It then targets the tumour with multiple beams of high-energy radiation, destroying abnormal tissue without damaging the surrounding organs and tissues.

The treatment is so accurate that it's now possible to treat tumours previously thought to be inoperable and untreatable. Although the results of treatment do not always show immediately, in most cases, the procedure initially stops the growth of tumours, before gradually reducing their size.

As there is no open surgery, the risk complications normally associated with an operation are eliminated, as is the need for a long recovery time. This makes treatment suitable even for those who are not well enough to cope with surgery. Most patients leave the hospital the very same day.