Medical Oncology


Chemotherapy Basics

Chemotherapy refers to the cancer treatment in Kolkata, involving chemotherapeutic agents or drugs that kill the cancer cells. As drugs can reach every part of the body, chemotherapy plays a major role in treating cancer as a first-line treatment or in combination with radiotherapy or surgery, says one of the most experienced cancer doctors in Kolkata. There are a variety of chemo drugs available for different types of cancer and different stages of cancer.

Single chemotherapy can only kill a fraction of the cancer cells in a tumour. Therefore, to kill all the cancer cells in the tumour / body, repeated doses of chemotherapy are needed. Current Chemotherapy regimens are cycles e.g. given in a 1-2-3-4 week cycle. The duration of chemotherapy and frequency of the cycle is governed by a variety of factors including
schedule, patient response, toxicity etc.

Why Choose Dr. Soumen Das

Dr. Das ensures that all the chemicals used are from reputed national and international brands to lessen the chances of toxicity. All the chemotherapies in Kolkata are prescribed and managed by the experienced medical oncologist, who is very skilled in managing the side effects of chemotherapy.

Chemo-Administration Methods

  • Side veins
  • Direct Entry (Vascular)
  • Chemo ports
  • PICC lines
  • Intra-arterial (through arteries)
  • Intra-thecal
  • Intra-pericardial
  • Intra-vesicle
  • Intra-peritoneal
  • Hormonal therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Biological therapy

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