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Clinical Radiotheraphy

CANCER BURDEN

Cancer is the second largest non-communicable disease in India. Every year, more than 11 lakh new cancer cases are registered and over 7 lakh people die of cancer every year. The top five cancers in men include Lip and oral cavity, lung, stomach, colorectal and esophageal cancers. The top five cancers in women include Breast, cervix, oral cavity, lung, and gastric cancers. Mortality due to tobacco use is estimated at 3500 persons every day. One woman dies of cervical cancer every eight minutes in India. Cancers of major public health relevance can be cured if detected early.

WARNING SIGNS OF CANCER
  1. A sore that does not heal
  2. Change in the bladder, bowel habits
  3. Unusual bleeding or discharge from any opening in the body
  4. Nagging cough or hoarseness of voice
  5. Lumps anywhere in the body
  6. Difficulty in swallowing
  7. Unexplained weight loss or loss of appetite
TREATMENT MODALITIES

The three major treatment modalities for cancer include

  1. Radiation therapy
  2. Surgery
  3. Chemotherapy
RADIATION THERAPY

Radiation therapy is a form of cancer treatment where high doses of radiation are used to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. 80% of cancer patients need radiotherapy at some stage of the disease. Radiation treatment can cure cancer, prevent its recurrence or slow its growth. There are 2 main types of radiation treatment – external beam radiation therapy and brachytherapy

KEY FACILITIES

The department of Radiation oncology in government Stanley hospital was established in the year 1983. Around 600 cancer patients are treated every year.

  • Theratron phoenix telecobalt machine
  • Computerised treatment planning system
  • Immobilization devices
CONDITIONS TREATED:
  • Breast cancers
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Gynecological cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Brain tumors
  • Lung cancers
  • Bone tumors
  • Sarcomas
  • Lymphomas
  • Paediatric cancers
NUMBER OF PATIENTS TREATED
YEAR NO. OF PATIENTS TREATED
2009 303
2010 311
2011 351
2012 368
2013 340
2014 418
2015 522
2016 410
2017 391
2018 287
ANNUAL REPORT - 2018
DIAGNOSIS NUMBER OF CASES
CA ESOPHAGUS 64
HEAD AND NECK CA 137
CA BREAST 85
CA LUNG 65
CA CERVIX 74
OTHER GI CANCERS 108
SPINE METASTASES 24
TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES
MONTH NEW CASE OLD CASE TOTAL
January 41 561 602
February 42 569 611
March 58 831 889
April 44 895 939
May 52 734 786
June 48 844 892
July 55 793 848
August 44 876 920
September 50 708 758
October 51 798 848
November 42 796 838
December 58 832 890
DAY CLINIC
MONDAY REMARKING CLINIC
TUESDAY TREATMENT PLANNING DAY
WEDNESDAY TUMOR BOARD
THURSDAY TREATMENT PLANNING DAY
FRIDAY REVIEW OP
SATURDAY DEPARTMENT AUDIT
TEACHING PROGRAMME

The department is conducting regular classes for

  • CRRIs
  • MS General surgery post graduates
  • DRTT candidates

NAME OF COURSE OFFERED
COURSE: DRTT
ELIGIBILITY - +2 (academic stream in science)
COURSE DURATION – 2 YEARS
SANCTIONED NUMBER OF SEATS – 5
AFFILIATED UNIVERSITY – The TN DRMGR Medical University

TEACHING SCHEDULE
DAY CLASSES
MONDAY RADIATION PHYSICS
TUESDAY RADIOTHERAPY PLANNING
WEDNESDAY CLINICAL CASE DISCUSSION
THURSDAY RADIOBIOLOGY
FRIDAY RADIATION PHYSICS
SATURDAY PRACTICALS

OUR TEAM
Professor and HOD –
Dr.Antoinette Mary Nithya
QUALIFICATIONS:

MBBS – Stanley Medical college
Dch – Madras Medical College
MD RT(Radiotherapy) – Madras Medical College
EXPERIENCE: 12 years

Associate professor
Dr.R.Ramya

QUALIFICATIONS:

MBBS – Madras Medical College
DMRT – Madras Medical College
MDRT – Madras Medical College
EXPERIENCE – 12 years
Assistant professor Dr.S. Selvalakshmi

QUALIFICATIONS

MBBS – Tirunelveli medical college
DMRT – Madras medical college
MDRT – Madras medical college
EXPERIENCE – 6 Years
Senior Resident
Dr.Namagiri Lavanyalakshmi

QUALIFICATIONS

MBBS – Chengelpet Medical college
DMRT – Madras medical college
Experience – 4 years