Medical Oncology is the use of specialized medications, referred to as chemotherapy drugs, to control and eradicate cancerous cells throughout a patients’ body. Our medical oncology team includes extremely proficient doctors with expertise in the latest techniques in chemotherapy. The Medical Oncology Unit provides state of the art facilities for the administration of chemotherapy to patients on both outpatient and inpatient basis. The successful areas extend from hemato-oncology, solid tumors, pediatric malignancies and more. Targeted agents, conventional and high dose chemotherapy are routinely administered.

Our department of Surgical Oncology aims to provide holistic, all-round surgical care for solid malignancies with the help of the best surgical oncologists in Chennai.

Cases handled by the department:

  • Head and neck cancer surgery
  • laparoscopic gynecological surgery
  • Pediatric malignanciesThyroid surgeries
  • Gastrointestinal malignancies & Advance laparoscopic procedures including esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, and colorectal cancer
  • Thoracic oncology including lung cancer
  • Soft tissue sarcomas and bone tumors
  • Skin cancer
  • Micro-vascular reconstruction

Our highly skilled surgical oncologists are supported by dedicated operating theatres, recovery rooms, and ICU staff. We aim to provide holistic treatment and ensure the best outcome for cancer patients, thereby maximizing cure as well as patient satisfaction.

Most colorectal cancers begin as a small polyp, detectable through regular cancer screening, such as colonoscopy. Colon cancer symptoms include a change in bowel habits or bleeding, but often there are no symptoms. With early detection, surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy can be effective treatment.


  • Altered bowel habits
  • Painless /painful bleeding in stools
  • Anaemia
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Constant fatigue
  • Risk Factors
  • Men are at a slightly higher risk of developing colorectal cancer
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Ovarian cancer often starts silently, not showing symptoms until its later stages. In some cases, ovarian cancer may cause early symptoms.

The most common symptoms of ovarian cancer include:

  • Frequent bloating
  • Pain in the belly or pelvis
  • Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
  • Urinary problems such as an urgent need to urinate or urinating more often than usual

If you have one or more of these symptoms and it occurs almost daily for more than 2 or 3 weeks, contact your doctor. Other symptoms that affect some women with ovarian cancer include fatigue, indigestion, back pain, pain during sexual intercourse, constipation and changes in the menstrual cycle. No matter where you are in your journey through this illness, we can help. We offer the most effective ovarian cancer treatment in Chennai.

Pancreatic cancer often goes undetected until it’s advanced and difficult to treat. In the vast majority of cases, symptoms only develop after pancreatic cancer has grown and begun to spread. Initially, pancreatic cancer tends to be silent and painless as it grows. By the time it’s large enough to cause symptoms, pancreatic cancer has generally grown outside the pancreas. 

The symptoms depend on cancer’s location within the pancreas:

  • Pancreatic cancer in the head of the pancreas may cause symptoms like weight loss, jaundice, dark urine, light stool color, itching, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, back pain, and enlarged lymph nodes in the neck
  • Pancreatic cancer in the body or tail of the pancreas usually causes belly and/or back pain and weight loss

Pancreatic Cancer and Gastrointestinal Symptoms

As pancreatic cancer grows around the important areas of the digestive system, gastrointestinal symptoms often predominate and such patients face the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain - More than 80% of people with pancreatic cancer eventually experience abdominal pain as the tumor grows. Pancreatic cancer can cause a dull ache in the upper abdomen radiating to the back. The pain may come and go.
  • Bloating - Some people with pancreatic cancer have a sense of early fullness with meals (satiety) or an uncomfortable swelling in the abdomen.
  • Pale-colored stools - If the duct draining bile into the intestine is blocked by pancreatic cancer, the stools may lose their brown color and become pale or clay-colored. Urine may become darker.
  • Nausea and diarrhea

As it grows and spreads, pancreatic cancer affects the whole body which includes:

  • Weight loss
  • Malaise
  • Loss of appetite
  • white-Elevated blood sugars

Some people with pancreatic cancer develop diabetes as cancer impairs the ability to produce insulin. (However, the vast majority of people with a new diagnosis of diabetes do not have pancreatic cancer.)

If there is one or more of the symptoms, it is advisable to get checked by our specialists who offer the best pancreatic cancer treatment in Chennai.

Stomach cancer begins when cancer cells form in the inner lining of your stomach. These cells can grow into a tumor. Also called gastric cancer, the disease usually grows slowly over many years. If you are aware of the symptoms it causes, we might be able to spot it early, when it’s easiest to treat.

Causes and Symptoms

Scientists do not know exactly what makes cancer cells start growing in the stomach. But they do know a few things that can raise your risk of the disease. One of them is an infection from common bacteria, H pylori, which causes ulcers. Inflammation in your gut called gastritis, long-lasting anemia, and growths in the stomach called polyps also are some of the symptoms.

Other things that seem to play a role in raising the risk include:

  • Smoking
  • Being overweight or obese
  • A diet high in smoked, pickled, or salty foods
  • Stomach surgery for an ulcer
  • Type-A blood
  • Certain genes
  • Working in coal, metal, timber, or rubber industries
  • Exposure to asbestos

Early on, stomach cancer may cause indigestion, feeling bloated after a meal, heartburn, slight nausea, and loss of appetite. Just having indigestion or heartburn after a meal doesn’t mean you have cancer. But if you feel these symptoms a lot, talk to your doctor.

As stomach tumors grow, there might be more serious symptoms like

  • Stomach pain
  • Blood in your stool
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Yellowish eyes or skin
  • Swelling in your stomach
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Weakness
  • Heartburn

If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, make sure to book an appointment with us. We provide the best stomach cancer treatment in Chennai.

When abnormal cells start to grow in the thyroid gland, it leads to thyroid cancer. The thyroid gland is shaped like a butterfly and is located in the front of your neck. It makes hormones that regulate the way your body uses energy and that helps your body work normally. Thyroid cancer is an uncommon type of cancer. Most people who have it do very well, because the cancer is usually found early and the treatments work well. After it is treated, thyroid cancer may come back, sometimes many years after treatment.

Causes and Symptoms

Experts don’t know what causes thyroid cancer. But like other cancers, changes in the DNA of your cells seem to play a role. These DNA changes may include changes that are inherited as well as those that happen as you get older. People who have been exposed to a lot of radiation have a greater chance of getting thyroid cancer.

The following thyroid cancer symptoms are seen as cancer progresses:

  • A lump that can be felt on your neck
  • Cough and hoarseness
  • Pain in the throat and neck
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck

Before treating thyroid cancer, there are a few things that are taken into consideration – the type of cancer, the stage, and the age of the patient. These factors determine how our doctors would go about treatment. An integrated approach with our multidisciplinary team offers the best thyroid cancer treatment in Chennai.

Cancer can occur in many areas of the body, including the sexual organs. Men have two testicles, also called testes. They are one of many glands in the body. Their job is to make male hormones and sperm. Each testicle is connected to what’s called the spermatic cord. It’s made up of a sperm duct, nerves, and blood vessels. Testicular cancer may spread slowly or quickly. It can go to nearby lymph nodes, the lungs, the liver, bones, and possibly even the brain.

Causes and Symptoms

Experts don't know what causes testicular cancer. Testicular cancer happens more often in men who were born with a condition called cryptorchidism (Undescended testicle). It may also run through the generations, from parent to child. Previous diagnosis: If you’ve already been cured of cancer in one testicle, there is a 4% chance of getting it again in the other one. HIV infection: The virus that causes AIDS has been linked with it.

Here are the most common signs to watch for:

  • Painless lump, swelling or enlargement of one or both testes
  • Pain or heaviness in the scrotum
  • A dull ache or pressure in the groin, abdomen or low back
  • A general feeling of malaise
  • Unexplained fatigue and sweating
  • Headache and confusion

Testicular cancer is highly treatable, even when cancer has spread beyond the testicle. Depending on the type and stage of testicular cancer, you may receive one of several treatments. If you find a lump in your testicle, it’s best to visit our specialists. Book an appointment with us, the best hospital for testicular cancer treatment in Chennai.

Our Breast Care Centre has a multidisciplinary team of experienced breast Onco-surgeons, reconstructive oncoplastic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, specialized breast radiologists, breast pathologists, breast care nurses and the latest technology and equipment. We perform state-of-the-art breast surgeries like conservative breast surgery, sentinel lymph node biopsy, breast reconstruction, oncoplastic breast surgery, digital mammography and more. We offer breast cancer care from preventive screenings, counseling, and testing to breast reconstruction surgery and everything in between. Our team is committed to providing you with the most personalized treatment plan while helping you navigate your care.


  • Lump in the breast
  • Breast skin changes, retraction
  • Change in size of the breast
  • Lump in the Axilla
  • Any discharge from the nipple

Our team will work with you throughout the diagnosis and treatment to determine the best treatment plan for you. We have been able to successfully provide treatment for breast cancer in various stages with state-of-the-art facilities, advanced diagnostics and a dedicated team of top breast cancer doctors in Chennai.

Chemotherapy is the use of chemical substances to treat the disease. Often cytotoxic drugs are used for chemotherapy. It is used to treat cancer since cancer cells grow and multiply much more quickly than most cells in the body.

Our doctors shall determine how often you'll receive chemotherapy treatments based on the drugs you'll receive, the type of cancer, and how your body recovers after each treatment. Chemotherapy treatment schedules vary. It can be continuous or it may alternate between periods of treatment and periods of rest to let the patient recover. Our doctor will ask about any side effects you're experiencing since many can be controlled. We, at Prashanth Hospitals, offer a complete spectrum of cancer treatments including chemotherapy treatment in Chennai for all types and stages of cancer.