Interventional Oncology

Interventional Oncologists play a critical role as part of the cancer team in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and cancer-related problems using targeted minimally invasive procedures performed under image guidance. They collaborate actively with the medical, surgical and radiation oncology in tumour board discussion to develop a personalised treatment plan for patients.

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Interventional Oncology

Interventional Oncologists play a critical role as part of the cancer team in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and cancer-related problems using targeted minimally invasive procedures performed under image guidance. They collaborate actively with the medical, surgical and radiation oncology in tumour board discussion to develop a personalised treatment plan for patients. Interventional radiology is a super-speciality branch of radiodiagnosis which encompasses various diagnostic and therapeutic options. Interventional Radiology refers to a range of techniques which rely on the use of radiological image guidance to precisely target therapy. Interventional oncology is a subspecialty field of interventional radiology that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and cancer-related problems using targeted minimally invasive procedures performed under image guidance.

The specialist uses CT image-guidance to perform minimally invasive techniques for specific cancer and organs such as liver, lungs, etc and for patients with cancers that cannot be surgically removed or effectively treated with systemic chemotherapy. These procedures are also frequently used in combination as a part of curative or palliative therapy resulting in prolonged survival and improved quality of life for patients. At Cytecare, our Interventional Oncologists are well recognised in their field and have the most experience in the region in performing catheter-based procedures for cancer. Most procedures are either outpatient or require an overnight stay in the hospital with minimal recovery time.

It is important to recognise that interventional treatment is usually one of several treatment options available and each case is considered on its own merits. Well recognised advantages of these minimally invasive techniques include reduced risks, shorter hospital stays, lower costs, greater comfort, quicker convalescence and return to work.

Services

These Image guided techniques are used for both diagnosing and treating cancers affecting the Liver, Hepatobiliary system, kidneys, lungs, prostrate and other internal organ cancers.

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Ultrasound and CT-guided aspiration (FNA) and drainages
  • Ultrasound, CT and fluoroscopic guided biopsies
    • Chemoembolization (TACE)
    • Chemoembolization (DEB)
    • Radioembolization (TARE)
  • Image guided Tumor ablation
    • Cryoablation
    • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
    • Microwave ablation

Therapeutic Procedures

  • Venous Access system (chemotherapy)
  • Intraarterial Procedures
  • Hepatic vein wedge pressure assessment (diagnose portal hypertension)

Palliative Procedures

  • Pain Management – Image Guided Celiac Plexus block
  • Placing of stents ( percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage)
  • Percutaneous nephrostomy
  • Placement of feeding tubes
  • Stenting of malignant structures: bile duct, oesophageal, tracheobronchial and intestinal

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Frequently asked questions

Here are the frequently asked questions about cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment and cancer care

Interventional chemotherapy, is a targeted cancer treatment that delivers chemotherapy drugs directly to the tumor site. This approach aims to maximize the drug's effectiveness while minimizing its impact on healthy tissues.

Interventional oncology offers numerous benefits for cancer patients, including:
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Targeted treatment
  • Less risk
  • Palliative care
  • Combined therapies
  • Repeatable treatments
Overall, interventional oncology plays a crucial role in providing patients with personalised, effective, and minimally invasive treatment options, improving outcomes and quality of life for those battling cancer.

Interventional Oncology involves procedures such as embolisation, ablation, and radiotherapy to treat cancer. Risks include bleeding, infection, damage to surrounding tissues, and rare complications like embolisation material migration. Additionally, there's a risk of side effects from anaesthesia and radiation. However, the benefits often outweigh the risks, as these minimally invasive techniques can offer effective cancer treatment with quicker recovery times compared to traditional surgery. Always consult with a healthcare provider to weigh the risks and benefits specific to your situation.

Interventional oncology procedures can vary in length depending on the specific treatment and patient factors. On average, Interventional oncology procedures can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. Factors such as the complexity of the procedure, the size and location of the tumor, and the patient's overall health can all impact the duration of the intervention.

Interventional Oncology procedures, such as radiofrequency ablation or chemoembolization, are typically performed under local anaesthesia and sedation, aiming to minimize discomfort. While some patients may experience mild discomfort or soreness afterwards, the procedures are generally well-tolerated and are not considered significantly painful.

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