Government Medical College, Anantnag, J&K.


Department of RADIATION ONCOLOGY                 Old Page

Radiation Oncology (Radiotherapy) is a clinical specialty that employs radiation to treat cancer and other medical (Sometimes benign) conditions. Two types of Radiation Therapy are available; External Radiation Therapy and Internal Radiation Therapy. External Radiation Therapy utilizes high-energy penetrating wave or particle beams that are used to damage or destroy cancerous cells. Internal Radiation Therapy employs the use of low-activity radioactive implants or ‘seeds’ to deliver radiation to local tissue structures. Current methods of Radiation Therapy include the use of 3-dimensional data collection, the use of computer aided treatment planning, and the use of highly accurate radiation delivery equipment. The Department runs OPD services twice a week and a Level -1 Day care service wherein push-in chemotherapy is given to the patients and other palliative procedures are being performed. The Department actively participates in various academic activities/events of the college. The Department has following staff; 01 Professor 02 Assistant Professors 02 Radiation Therapists Services (in brief):- • Maintenance of Hospital Based Cancer Registry wherein about 500 cancer patients have been registered till date. The patients visit regularly for follow-up. • OPDs—Twice weekly; on Tuesdays & Thursdays • Day care chemotherapy & Palliative Oncology- More than 500 cycles of Oral and IV Chemotherapy have been administered to the patients till date. About 144 ascitic taps and more than 100 blood transfusions have been performed thus far as well as more than 50 Zoledronates have been administered. • The Deptt. is clubbed with the Central Cancer Registry of State Cancer Institute; SKIMS, Soura , Srinagar. • The Deptt. Services are registered with the Cancer Society of Kashmir for providing free cancer drugs to needy patients on demand and due recommendations. • The Deptt. coordinates with other specialities in the hospital for an improvised cancer treatment discourse.

All Oncological Services Under One Roof
To provide state-of-art cancer services to everyone
-Modernisation of Oncological Services -Treating with passion and compassion.