In India, an estimated 2.25 million people are living with cancer. Being told you have cancer is dreadful and frightening. But it is important that you don’t lose hope and fight it with everything you have.  

It is critical that everyone, including family, friends, and medical personnel, provide the necessary support to help the patient get through these difficult times. Once diagnosed with cancer, the patient and their family will have to make many important decisions. Choosing the best hospital for cancer treatment is one of them. 

India is one of the most preferred locations for medical tourism. Many people from around the world fly to India in order to receive the most effective cancer treatment. However, sorting through the vast pool of hospitals and cancer centers in a city to locate the best one might be challenging. 

Therefore, we’ve put up a list of things to check for while browsing through cancer centers to ensure you get the best treatment available.

Quality Patient Care Plans 

The best cancer centers are hospitals with specialized patient care teams that assist patients and their families in discussing all the stages of cancer and determining the best, individualized treatment plan for each patient. These plans might include standard treatments, clinical trials, palliative/supportive care, hospice/home care, etc. Therefore, always keep an eye out for cancer centers with above-par clinical care systems. 

Access To a Full Range of Services 

Clinical service departments that include facilities, equipment, skilled personnel, and policies and procedures to deliver diagnostic treatment, and supportive care are a must. A dependable cancer care center will integrate all these services in the most effective way possible to offer timely and appropriate cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Quality Management 

Hospitals with better management have better outcomes. When trained and licensed clinicians, as well as administrative and support staff, are available at all times, better quality care will be offered. One example of this is Ayu Health Hospital’s, Ayu Mitra. Every patient is assisted by an Ayu Mitra: A person who provides clear information on the procedure, hospital stay, and any other questions that the patient has.

Covid Safety Protocol 

Finding cancer centers that adhere to strict criteria in order to protect and not jeopardize their patients’ safety is crucial. Limiting the number of visitors, enabling virtual consultations, mandatory entry screening, etc. are some of the many necessary precautions a cancer hospital must be taking. If these measures aren’t being implemented strictly and thoroughly, it’s best to find another hospital that does. 

Referrals and Reviews 

The most dependable source of information is word of mouth. Hearing what others have to say about a doctor can help you get an idea of how they practice medicine. Even more so, if your primary care physician has referred you to them. Take time to research the doctors, medical, and management staff by asking family, friends, and other healthcare providers who are familiar with the center. 

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, finding a doctor and a treatment center for cancer care is essential to receiving the best possible treatment. Ayu Health Hospitals has the best hospitals in Bangalore for cancer treatment. Equipment, technical support services, supplies, and materials management, patient transport services, fire safety, radiation protection, etc. are some of the many areas we excel in. To consult with our top oncologists visit our website or call us at +91 6366 100 800 to book an appointment. 


References

Introducing Ayu Health. – Ayu Health

https://blog.ayu.health/2020/01/14/introducing-ayu-health/

Cancer Services and the Comprehensive Cancer Center – Cancer – NCBI Bookshelf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK343637/

Advanced_Cancer_Care_Planning.pdf

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions | MD Anderson Cancer Center

https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/becoming-our-patient/planning-for-care/coronavirus-protections.html

8 Tips for Choosing an Oncologist

https://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/cancer/8-tips-for-choosing-an-oncologist

Cancer Statistics – India Against Cancer

http://cancerindia.org.in/cancer-statistics/ 

About the Author

Dr goel
Dr. S. Goel
MBBS PGDCM FID MBAHHM at Ayu Health | Website | + posts

Dr. S. Goel  is a renowned Internal Medicine Specialist currently practicing at Ayu Health Hospital, Bangalore.  He is a Specialist in Internal Medicine, Diabetes HTN, Paediatric Care, and Family Medicine.