Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. Oncology is concerned with:

  • The diagnosis of any kind of cancer in a person.
  • Complete screening facilities are arranged for men and women.
  • Therapy (e.g., Surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other modalities) provided.

CANCER DEPARTMENT TEAM formed by a group of surgical and medical oncologists with one common goal - to provide comprehensive cancer care to all, regardless of socioeconomic conditions. Headed by Dr.S.Ayyappan, M.S., M.Ch.

The Cancer Dept TEAM Follows a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of cancer. Each of the doctors specializes in separate fields. But they work as one team, sharing their expertise to decide on the best course of treatment for their patients.

The team provides comprehensive cancer treatment and holistic care from the time of diagnosis to survival/end of life.

Our team is fortunate to have a strong, committed and self-sufficient support team comprising of

  • Chemotherapy Nurses
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Palliative Care, nurses
  • Physiotherapist
  • Tumour Registry staff

All the staff has many years of experience in dealing with cancer patients and providing to their needs, from early diagnosis to recovery or end-stage, as the case may be.


Surgical Oncology

Surgery plays a vital role in the treatment of most solid tumors. This discipline requires skill and precision beside detailed knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body.

Our surgeons are specialized in some unique and complex surgeries concerning areas of Colorectal cancer, Gastrointestinal, and hepatic tumors, Head & Neck tumors, thoracic, genitourinary, breast, soft tissue, bone tumors, pediatric tumors and in reconstructive surgery and HIPEC as well.

Medical Oncology

Chemotherapy uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Sometimes, chemotherapy is used as the only option for cancer treatment. But chemotherapy is also given along with surgery and radiation therapy if the situation demands.

The team is well versed in treating hematological cancers and solid tumors and conversant with high-dose chemotherapy and stem-cell treatment.

The team incorporates, in their practice, newer modalities of treatment like Immunotherapy in managing their patients. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy and HIPEC are routinely incorporated in the treatment of Ovarian Cancers and Peritoneal Surface malignancies.

We provide cost-effective treatment by directly procuring the medicines from the drug distributors and thereby reducing the burden to the tune of 25% to 30% on M.R.P

Radiation Oncology

Radiation is given as a curative modality, either alone or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy.

Nursing Care

Oncology nursing encompasses many aspects of the care of the cancer patient. From early diagnosis to end-stage care, the oncology nurse plays a pivotal role in the quality of life for the cancer patient. SPH boasts of a strong and committed nursing team who have many years of experience in dealing with cancer patients and looking after their needs. The nurses are all especially well trained to provide cancer care, including chemotherapy medications, emotional support, and post-operative care.

Palliative Care

SPH provides palliative support to those patients who are in need of it. Palliative care is the sum total of care given to a cancer patient who is not a candidate for curative treatment. This may include the more difficult end of life period. During this period, it is very difficult for a very sick patient with a lot of pain and limited mobility to come to the hospital, but is definitely in need of nursing and medical attention, in such cases, SPH also provides palliative care at their doorstep.


Psychologists provide counselling and support to patients suffering from cancer, so as to help them manage the day-to-day challenges of living with the disease.

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