Cancer is emerging as a major public health problem all over the world. There are three main types of treatment modalities available for treating cancer – Surgery, Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy. The Surgical specialty dealing with cancer management is known as Surgical Oncology. Surgery plays an important role in the management of both early cancers as well as advanced cancers in combination with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
The department of Surgical Oncology offers both outpatient and inpatient services for screening , diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients . The department offers both minor and major operation theater services including endoscopy for various kinds of cancer. On an average 3,500 to 4000 minor and major surgical procedures are performed every year. In addition to patient care the Surgical Oncology department is actively involved in teaching ,training and research activities. The department offers advanced training in the field of surgical oncology including MCh Surgical oncology program.