Pune August 2018: Advance technology of Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) used by Radiation Oncologist, Dr Karan Chanchlani at Oncolife Cancer Centre Hospital at Satara, helps 55-year-old Mrs. Seema Kumar (Name changed) undergo painless and non-invasive procedure successfully, who was diagnosed with multiple lungs & skeletal metastasis cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy.
Mrs. Seema Kumar was diagnosed with breast cancer and was treated in year 2008 successfully. But again after eight years during regular check up, doctor diagnosed her with metastasis cancer. For which she was undergoing treatment. She was very bold and confident of getting fit and do her routine work. She was referred to Dr Karan Chanchlani at Oncolife Cancer Centre Hospital at Satara for further treatment.
Dr Karan Chanchlani, Radiation Oncologist at Oncolife Cancer Centre Hospital said ?Patient came to me with sever pain in spine due to which she was unable to do her regular activities. After seeing the diagnostic report MRI & CT scan it was confirmed to have a painful lesion in pedical and transverse process D9. Hence we decided to treat with Advance technology of Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS).?
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a single fraction radiation therapy procedure for treating intracranial lesion using a combination of stereotactic apparatus and narrow multiple beams delivered through non coplanar isocentric arcs. This technique involves 3D imaging to localise the lesion and deliver treatment that concentrated the dose in the target volume and spares as much as possible the normal brain. It is not referred as a surgery; it does not involve incision or blood, it is a painless and non-invasive procedure. A ray is focused to the centre of the tumour without affecting the other parts. We are able to treat the tumour without affecting the other normal tissues and blood vessels of the brain by using newer technology like radio surgery. Though, the only limitation is the size of the tumour which should be less than 3 cms. It can even treat multiple tumours, if they are within the size limits at different locations. This treatment is a day care procedure and the entire dose is calculated and delivered in minutes. We use very high end stereotactic radio surgery machine, which is fast, safe and precise.
?Radiation oncology has undergone immense changes. It’s my extreme pleasure to announce that we did our first Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) to Spinal Met. Our focus is towards fighting the disease the right way and improving patient?s quality of life. We are zealous to offer this advanced radiation oncology treatment or radio surgery at our hospital, which helps our patients to lead a better life.? Adds Dr.Karan Chanchali