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Aster Aadhar Hospital launches ‘Aster Aadhar Cancer Center’

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The cancer center is equipped with the Halcyon-A Linac Accelerator, used in radiation oncology

Aster Aadhar Hospital, Kolhapur has launched “Aster Aadhar Cancer Center”. The specialised center will enable patients to access several cancer care treatment options under one roof.

Speaking at the launch, Dr Ulhas Damale, Managing Director, Aster Aadhar Hospital said, “The Center of Excellence (CoE) comprises the state-of-art and modern infrastructure, linear accelerator for radiation therapy, a brachytherapy unit, modular OT for surgical oncology, bone marrow transplant unit, histo-cytopathology lab, daycare chemotherapy suites.”

Dr Bharat Shah, COO, Aster Aadhar Hospital said, “Besides infrastructure, the CoE has a dedicated and committed team of 9 clinical experts across spectrums in Oncology- Medical, Surgical, Radiation, Reconstructive, Rehabilitative, Palliative, Histo-cytopathology and Haemato-oncology as well as BMT to provide cancer care services. The collective experience of experts is over 75 years with a proven record of treating more than 1 lakh + cancer cases. Our approach towards cancer care is comprehensive, integrated and team-based with “tumour board” for complex and advanced cases along with a focus on preventive and promotive Oncology at the community level.”

The cancer center is also equipped with the Halcyon-A Linac Accelerator, used in radiation oncology, which is a lot more precise, faster and accurate than previous generations. A highly streamlined process, enables the treatment session to be completed in as less as 10 minutes. This minimises the risk of patient movement and increases both patient safety and treatment quality. It is also the third installation at any hospital in Maharashtra and the first in a Semi-Urban area.

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