Bait-ul-Sukoon Cancer Hospital does not have its own radiotherapy unit. But the patients requiring radiotherapy treatment are taken to the Oncology department of Ziauddin Medical University Hospital, Where Dr Jawaid Mallick, under his supervision plans and conduct the whole treatment plan.
Following services are provided for in and out patients: Mammography, Ultrasound, Doppler’s Ultrasonography, Echocardiography, X-Rays
What is radiotherapy?
Radiotherapy uses radiation, such as x-rays, gamma rays, electron beams or protons, to kill or damage cancer cells and stop them from growing and multiplying. It is a localised treatment, which means it generally only affects the part of the body where the radiation is directed.
How does radiotherapy work?
Radiotherapy damages cancer cells in the region being treated. Although the radiation can also damage normal cells, they can usually repair themselves. During this repair process, you may experience some side effects, depending on the part of your body being treated.
Why have radiotherapy?
Many people diagnosed with cancer will have radiotherapy as part of their treatment. Research shows that at least one in two people recently diagnosed with cancer would benefit from radiotherapy†. It can be used for several reasons:
Radiotherapy given with the aim of curing the cancer on its own or combined with other treatments, such as surgery or chemotherapy. This may be called curative treatment.
Radiotherapy used to control the cancer by making it smaller or stopping it from spreading.
Help other treatments
Radiotherapy is used before (neoadjuvant) or after (adjuvant) other treatments. The aim is to make the main treatment more effective.
Symptom relief (palliative treatment)
Radiotherapy is often able to relieve symptoms, such as pain or bleeding, to help you to feel as well as possible.