Is hormonal therapy at AIIO tailored to the individual needs of each patient, and how does the hospital prioritize patient-centric care?
Yes, hormonal therapy at AIIO is personalized to each patient's unique medical profile. The hospital prioritizes patient-centric care by providing not only advanced medical interventions but also unwavering support to patients and their families throughout the treatment journey.
How is the response to hormonal therapy monitored, and what follow-up assessments are conducted?
Regular monitoring through imaging studies and laboratory tests is conducted to track treatment response. Follow-up assessments at AIIO aim to manage potential side effects and make adjustments to the therapeutic regimen as needed.
What are the common side effects associated with hormonal therapy, and how are they managed at AIIO?
Common side effects may include fatigue, hot flashes, and changes in mood. AIIO's healthcare professionals monitor patients closely, manage side effects promptly, and make necessary adjustments to optimize treatment outcomes.
How does AIIO ensure a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to hormonal therapy?
AIIO's hormonal therapy department operates within a multidisciplinary framework, collaborating closely with experts from medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiology, and pathology. This collaborative approach ensures comprehensive and personalized patient care.
What is the typical duration of hormonal therapy, and why is it administered over an extended period?
Patients undergoing hormonal therapy at AIIO typically receive treatment over several months to years. The extended duration is designed to ensure sustained effectiveness in suppressing hormonal influences on cancer cells.
How is hormonal therapy administered, and what factors influence the choice of administration method?
Hormonal therapy can be administered through oral medications, intramuscular injections, or subcutaneous injections. The selection of the administration method is influenced by the type of cancer, patient-specific factors, and the specific hormonal agents prescribed.
For which types of cancers is hormonal therapy commonly recommended at AIIO?
Hormonal therapy is frequently employed in the treatment of cancers with hormonal dependencies, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer.
What is endocrine or hormonal therapy, and how does it work in the context of cancer treatment?
Hormonal therapy is a specialized approach that disrupts the interaction between hormones and cancer cells or inhibits the production of endogenous hormones. It aims to hinder the growth of hormone-dependent cancers by depriving them of hormonal stimuli.
How does Aster International Institute of Oncology ensure a holistic approach to breast cancer management?
We offer a holistic approach covering screening & prevention, early diagnosis, staging, local and systemic treatment, reconstruction, follow-up, rehabilitation, and palliative care. This comprehensive strategy ensures that all aspects of breast cancer management are addressed.
Is breast conservation surgery suitable for all breast cancer patients?
Breast conservation surgery may be suitable for many patients, but individual factors such as the stage and type of cancer will influence the treatment approach. Consultation with our experts helps determine the most appropriate treatment plan for each patient.