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Continental Cancer Institute & Radiation Centre, Best Oncology in Hyderabad

Cancer is a malignant tumor of potentially unlimited growth that expands locally by invasion and systematically by changing position, state or form. A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue that is not inflammatory, arising from cells of pre-existent tissue, and serves no useful purpose.

Normally, human cells grow and divide to form new cells that the body needs, the cells that are damaged or old, die and new cells take place. When cancer develops, the orderly system of division of cells is disrupted, with an abnormal number of cells getting divided, and the old or damaged cells survive, and there is no place for new calls, causing abnormal growth of the body called tumors. Tumors are benign or malignant.

Benign tumors do not spread or invade into the nearby tissues and, once removed, do not re-grow. Malignant tumors can spread and invade the nearby tissues of the body and develop into cancers, which can spread to any part of the body from the original location. They can re-grow even after surgery. Cancer cells can also evade the immune system, a network of organs, tissues, and specialized cells that protects the body from infections and other conditions.

Oncology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers and tumors. Oncology has three major areas: medical, radiation, and surgery. It includes medical oncology (chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and other drugs to treat cancer are studied), radiation oncology (use of radiation to treat cancer), and surgical oncology (the use of surgical methods to treat cancer).

Continental Hospitals' best oncology hospital in Hyderabad has a dedicated Continental cancer institute and Radiology centre that caters to the cancer needs of patients and has also received the JCI accreditation within two years, making it the best hospital for the treatment of cancer in Hyderabad.

Centre for Breast Health

Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women. Worldwide, one woman is diagnosed with Breast Cancer every 3 minutes. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, every one in 22 women will develop breast cancer within their lifetime. There are different types of breast cancers, but the one which begins in the milk duct is the most common type of breast cancer. The cancerous cells in the mammary glands multiply abnormally and develop into a tumor, and then begin to attack lymph nodes or are carried to different parts of the body.

Continental Hospitals, guided by some of the top breast cancer specialists in Hyderabad, helps spread cancer awareness by conducting Breast cancer education classes for lifestyle modifications, healthy diet, Self-Breast Exams, etc., to prevent Breast Cancer. Treatments to tackle breast cancer available at Continental Cancer Institute & Radiation Centre are:

  • Bone-directed therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery
  • Targeted therapy

Bone Marrow Transplant Centre:

Bone marrow/ Stem Cell Transplant is needed for a variety of Blood cancers, including Acute & Chronic Leukemias, Hodgkins & Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, and other Hematological conditions. Candidates for Transplant are patients who have high-risk cancers, who have relapsed or recurrent Cancers, or patients who are refractory to standard treatments. Stem Cells are new blood cells produced in the Bone Marrow and are obtained by processing Donors venous blood. Bone marrow Transplantation involves using high-dose chemotherapy to completely deplete the bone marrow, eradicate cancer stem cells, and then replace them with cancer-free stem cells from a healthy matched donor. The two main methods of Stem Cell Transplant are:

  • Autologous Stem Cell Transplant: Where patient's own Stem Cells are used with the goal to achieve cure or long-term remission.
  • Allogenic Stem Cell Transplant: Where Stem Cells from Related or Unrelated matched Donors are used. At the Continental Cancer Institute & Radiation Centre, bone marrow transplants are carried out by some of the best oncologists in Hyderabad who have immense experience and skill.

Apheresis Centre:

Apheresis is a medical technology that comes under extracorporeal therapy. The blood of a donor or patient is passed through an apparatus that separates out one particular constituent and returns the remainder to the circulation. The different types of Apheresis include:

Leukapheresis: May be performed to decrease very high white blood cell count in patients with acute Leukemia to prevent life-threatening complications and obtain stem cells for later transplant back into the patient.

Plasmapheresis: Indicated for various disorders including the Immune system disorders that include Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain Bare Syndrome, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, HELLP syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.

Plateletpheresis: This is done for patients with Essential Thrombocythemia (very high Platelet count) to decrease the risk of blood clotting and for Platelet collection from healthy donors to help for platelet transfusions.

Red Cell Exchange: This procedure is indicated for patients with various types of Hemoglobinopathies such as Sickle Cell Crisis etc.

Centre for Rehabilitation:

Our rehabilitation specialists work by certain guidelines that have been designed to increase the recovery pace and quality of life of patients with cancer. Battling cancer demands an indomitable spirit, positive thinking, and endless courage. Every oncologist, doctor, and nurse at Continental Cancer Institute & Radiation Centre is dedicated to easing this tumultuous journey for our patients. The ancillary services available at our institution, like support groups, nutrition, and psychological care, have been very effective in uplifting and maintaining cheerful attitudes among our cancer patients. The medical teams at our behest are guided by the goal of improving the quality of life of all patients in our care, making Continental Hospital one of the best oncology hospital in Hyderabad.

FAQ: Oncology Hospital

What exactly is a tumor?

A tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue that is not inflammatory, arising from cells of pre-existent tissue, and serves no useful purpose to the body. Malignant tumors can spread and invade the nearby tissues of the body and develop into cancers.

What is cancer exactly?

Cancer is a malignant tumor of potentially unlimited growth that expands locally by invasion and systematically by changing position, state or form.

Why choose Continental Hospital as the best oncology hospital in Hyderabad?

Continental Cancer Center at Continental Hospitals has the latest diagnostic, imaging and lab technologies focusing on precision and quality helmed by highly trained super specialists in various cancers, providing specialized cancer care.

Arrest your Cancer at every step

Continental Cancer Center at Continental Hospitals is a large multidisciplinary facility with dozens of highly trained cancer specialists working round the clock to fight cancer at every step of a patient’s journey and arrest or cure to give a better life.

Our largest Multidisciplinary CANCER TEAM helps to “Detect cancer early” and provide the latest recommended treatments in a highly sophisticated, empathetic environment with excellent support staff.

Our latest diagnostic, imaging and lab technologies is one of a kind in the country with a focus on precision and quality. Our cancer specialists use molecular diagnostics as recommended not only to help diagnose but plan your “Personalized Treatment”.

Our “Cancer Chemotherapy Infusion Center” and “Radiation Therapy Center” not only offers privacy but the ambience makes your experience “memorable”. The “True Beam STx” Radiotherapy equipment is valued as the best in the world for radiotherapy of patients as it treats only cancer tissue protecting the normal tissue in the body. Our physicists and doctors enable precision at all times.

At Continental Cancer Center we treat all cancers and also provide “Bone Marrow Transplantation” services for children and adults in our specialized transplant unit.

We are very proud of our “Breast Cancer Unit” with dedicated “Breast Surgeons”. “Pink” is our everyday norm in our Breast Cancer Unit with state-of-the-art digital diagnostic equipments, genetic diagnostics, offering collaborative care, chemo and radiotherapy to patients. Thousands of patients locally and internationally have been treated in our Breast Cancer Unit successfully.

Cancer therapy and treatment is an “emotional” and financial burden on the patients and their caregivers, which could be family, relatives, friends, etc. It is always essential to have support groups or organizations that help to make the difficult times easier for the patient and their caregivers. These support groups could be a group of cancer survivors group or hospital counselors who provide a lending hand or listen to the grievances and troubles of the patients with patience and compassion. In this endeavor, Continental Hospitals is a superb hospital for cancer treatment in Hyderabad, and across India as we have counselors who are well trained in this field to help improve the quality of life of all the patients in our care.

Visit Continental Cancer Center and we will “beat your cancer” with our highly trained super specialists in various cancers, providing specialized cancer care. We also collaborate with top international cancer institutes in the world to always give the best to our patients.

Together we will “Beat Cancer Sooner

Continental Hospitals’ Continental Cancer Institute & Radiology Centre helps in the diagnosis of cancer in patients. The cancer diagnosis is usually carried out by biopsy, CT and PET scanning, endoscopy and blood tests. Depending on the symptoms of the patients, the consulting oncologist may prescribe tests for the patients.

Some of the diagnostic procedures for diagnosing cancer are:

  • Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine imaging uses a small number of radiotracers that are injected into the bloodstream or swallowed or inhaled depending on the type of examination prescribed. These radiotracers help the doctors to diagnose cancer in adults and children and plan their treatment.

They help in determining the stage of cancer and their spread, if any, to different parts of the body, detect the recurrence of cancer, detect rare tumors of the pancreas and adrenal gland, and evaluate response to any therapy carried out in patients suffering from cancer.

  • Radiology

The diagnostics tests carried out for detecting cancer involve radiology imaging tests such as computed tomography (CT) scan, X-ray, ultrasound, mammogram, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan or another form of medical imaging.

A CT scan helps the doctor learn the stage of cancer, identify the correct area of biopsy and plan radiation therapy. MRI helps the doctors in identifying if a tumor is cancerous or not, the size of the tumor plans the treatment and monitors the effectiveness of the treatment.PET scans help in assessing cancer treatment and determines the proper place for a biopsy. Mammograms help to assess the type of breast tumors, their size and monitor the effect of the treatment on the diagnosis of breast cancer.

  • Pathology

Lab tests include the analysis of blood, urine and other body fluids samples. Some lab tests also test blood or tissue samples for tumor markers. Tumor markers are substances that are produced by cancer cells or by other cells of the body in response to cancer. There are two types of tumor markers-

  1. Circulating tumor markers that are used to estimate the prognosis, detect cancer that remains after treatment (residual disease) or that has returned after treatment and to assess the response to treatment.
  2. Tumor tissue markers are found in the actual tumors themselves which are used to diagnose, stage, and/or classify cancer, estimate the prognosis, and select an appropriate treatment
  • Biopsy

A biopsy is a procedure to remove a piece of tissue or a sample of cells from the body of a person so that it can be analyzed in a laboratory. It is based on the combined results of the biopsy, gross examination, processing, and microscopic examination such as the organ or tissue biopsy, a specific part of the organ the sample came from, and specific findings in the tissue.

  • Endoscopy

It is a procedure for a doctor to view the internal organs in a person’s body through thin tubes with a powerful light and camera at the end. It is used to screen stomach cancers. In the case of colorectal cancer, a type of endoscopy called colonoscopy is used to remove growths called polyps, which could develop into cancer later.

  • Colposcopy

A colposcopy is a type of cervical cancer test. A colposcope is used to examine the cervix, the lower part of the womb at the top of the vagina. It’s often done if cervical screening finds abnormal cells in your cervix.

Medical Oncology:

The Continental Cancer Institute & Radiation Centre features some of the best medical oncologists in Hyderabad. Our highly skilled Medical Oncologists and assisting medical staff treat all types of cancer using evidence-based medicine and standard guidelines taking into consideration the latest advances and internationally approved protocols. Medical Oncology treatments available are:

  • Biological or Targeted Therapies
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormonal Therapy
  • Immunotherapy

Surgical Oncology:

Surgical Oncologists at Continental Hospitals diagnose tumors accurately and differentiate aggressive neoplastic lesions from benign reactive processes. Our specialists dedicate most of their time to the extensive study and treatment of malignant neoplastic disease.

Radiation Oncology:

Practice of radiation oncology has always been technology dependent. In the last 10-20 years, we have seen technological revolution which enhanced our ability to precisely localize and target tumors while protecting adjacent critical normal organs or structures. In our effort to be at the forefront of this technological revolution, Continental hospital at Gachibowli has acquired the latest and the best equipment in cancer management like TruBeam STx for instance, making it among the most technologically advanced in the list of cancer hospitals in Hyderabad.

  • Hyperthermia
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Leukemia Unit & Inpatient Chemotherapy
  • Three-dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3D-CRT)
  • Total and Sub-total Skin Electron Beam Therapy (TSEB)
  • VMAT (Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy)

Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of immature white blood cells called "blasts". Treatment of Acute Leukemia needs inpatient admission with very close monitoring. The Leukemia or Bone Marrow Transplant Inpatient Unit is overseen by the best medical oncologist in Hyderabad, a 24-hour nursing and physician care with close monitoring and completely sanitized surroundings. The entire unit is equipped with special HEPA-filtered positive pressure air filtration system that significantly reduces the risk of infections.

  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukaemia (AML)
  • Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia (APL)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia (CML)

What are the different types of cancer treatment procedures or cancer surgeries that are performed at Continental Hospitals?

There are several types of surgeries that are helpful for people suffering from cancer. These surgeries are sometimes used in combination with other types of treatment.

Surgery may be open or minimally invasive. In open surgery, the surgeon makes one large cut to remove the tumor, some healthy tissue, and maybe some nearby lymph nodes. In minimally invasive surgery, the surgeon makes a few small cuts instead of one large one and uses a laparoscope with specialized surgical instruments to remove the tumor and some healthy tissue.

The different surgical treatment procedures are:

  • Oncoplasty

It is a surgery that combines the latest plastic surgery techniques with breast surgical oncology.

Continental Hospitals is the best hospital for the treatment of breast cancer in Hyderabad as we have the breast cancer surgeons in attendance who perform the surgical procedures in a skilled and efficient manner to remove the cancerous cells affecting the patients.

  • Radical Mastectomy

It is the surgery for breast cancer in which the breast, chest muscles, and all of the lymph nodes under the arm are removed. Doctors consider radical mastectomy only when the tumor has spread to the chest muscles.

  • Complex Oral Resection and Microvascular Reconstruction

Oral resection surgery is the surgical procedure that removes all or part of the oral cavity, which is cancerous. The margin of normal tissue is taken out to reduce the chance of any cancer cells being left behind.

Microvascular reconstruction is a surgical procedure that involves moving a composite piece of tissue from another part of the body to the head and neck.

  • Laparoscopy

Laparoscopic or “minimally invasive” surgery is the surgical procedure that is carried out for certain colorectal cancers. They are also sometimes in the treatment of hepatic and pancreatic tumors.

  • Thyroidectomy

A thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove all or part of the thyroid gland and used to treat diseases of the thyroid gland such as hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer.

  • Thyroidectomy without Central Neck Dissection

Scarless Thyroidectomy is a surgical technique of thyroid removal using small oral incisions that eliminates the neck scar. There is a procedure using a TransOral and Submental Technique (TOaST) technique that offers patients a modification in which the surgeon accesses the thyroid gland through the mouth (transoral approach) with a small easily hidden incision just under the chin

Continental Hospitals has the best thyroid cancer doctor in Hyderabad who performs minimally invasive surgery with excellent results, which makes Continental Hospitals, the best hospital for the treatment of thyroid cancer in Hyderabad.

  • VATS Lobectomy

A lobectomy is the surgical removal of a large section of the lung. Video-Assisted Lobectomy is a minimally invasive thoracic surgery, which requires a shorter hospital stay for patients.

  • Combined Thoracoscopic and Laparoscopic Oesophagectomy

A combined thoracoscopic and laparoscopic robotic-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) procedure is used for treating esophageal cancer using a four-arm robotic platform to perform the surgical procedure.

  • Laparoscopic Gastrectomy

It is the minimally invasive surgery with a laparoscope to treat stomach cancers, wherein small incisions are made on the abdomen to perform the surgery.

  • LAR surgery

Low anterior resection (LAR) surgery is the surgical procedure carried out to treat cancer of the rectum. The part of the rectum which is cancerous and the remaining part of the rectum is connected to the colon.

  • APR surgery

Abdominal Perineal Resection (APR) surgery is performed to treat anal or rectal cancer. 

  • Pelvic exenteration

It is a surgery that may be done to treat advanced cancer that has not spread outside the pelvis or cancer that has come back in the pelvis only. It is done only if there are no signs of cancer in another place in the body.

  • Whipple surgery

The Whipple procedure, or pancreaticoduodenectomy, is the most common surgery to remove tumors in the pancreas.

Continental Hospitals have the best pancreatic cancer specialists who perform this complicated procedure in the most precise way. So, Continental Hospitals is the best hospital for the treatment of pancreatic cancer in Hyderabad.

  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Laparoscopic Hysterectomy is a minimally invasive surgery that is performed using the laparoscope and the surgical specimen is removed via the vagina.

  • Cytoreductive surgery

Debulking cytoreductive surgery is a standard treatment for ovarian cancer. The goal of debulking is to remove as much visible cancer as possible, leaving behind no tumor nodules that measure more than 2 centimeters in diameter.


Cancers of the colon and rectum can spread inside the abdominal cavity, leading to tumor deposits on the peritoneum, the inner lining of the abdomen and the other organs and tissues, known as colorectal peritoneal metastases (CPM).

Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) are performed to remove visible tumor deposits in the abdominal cavity. The combination of the two surgical procedures is for patients with advanced or recurrent pelvic rectal tumors.

  • Bone marrow transplant

It is also called stem cell transplant, which is a procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells. It can treat Blood cancers like leukaemia or lymphoma.

  • IMRT

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy, or IMRT, is a type of cancer treatment that uses advanced computer programs to calculate and deliver radiation directly to the cancer cells from different angles. It increases the chances of cure and lessens the likelihood of side-effects.

It is often used to treat prostate cancer, head and neck cancers, lung cancer, brain cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and breast cancer.

  • IGRT

Image-guided radiation therapy, or IGRT, is a type of cancer treatment that uses imaging technologies such as PET, MRI, and CT to more accurately and safely deliver radiation to cancer cells. The machines that are used to deliver the radiation, called linear accelerators, are equipped with the imaging equipment so that doctors can confirm exactly where the tumor is in the body before and during treatments.

  • Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection

When cancer spreads through the lymphatic system, the lymph node or group of lymph nodes cancer reaches first is called the “sentinel” lymph node. This procedure helps for looking for cancer in the lymph nodes of the breast.

What are the different types of cancers treated at Continental Hospitals?

Cancer treatment involves a combination of treatments such as surgery, radiation, and drugs, which help in the speedy recovery of the patients.  It may also involve Adjuvant therapy ensuring that cancer cells are destroyed using radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Supportive cancer therapy alleviates symptoms caused by cancer or its treatment. It can improve the patient’s wellbeing during and after the period of treatment. Palliative care alleviates the patient’s physical and psychological symptoms to improve the quality of life. Palliative care is used in cancer treatment or to treat the symptoms arising from cancer treatment.

The different types of cancers that are treated at Continental Hospitals are:

  • Breast Cancer

It is formed in the cells of the breast. The tests and procedures to diagnose breast cancer include breast exams physically by the doctor, mammogram, breast ultrasound, biopsy, and breast MRI.  The treatment of breast cancer in patients depends on the doctor determining the treatment options based on the type, size, stage, grade of cancer, and hormonal use. The treatment can also involve surgery followed by radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Continental Hospitals has the best breast cancer specialist in Hyderabad, who has received training for breast radiation and other innovative techniques from renowned cancer hospitals in India. Continental Hospitals is considered the best hospital for the treatment of breast cancer in Hyderabad.

  • Oral Cancer

It is a type of head and neck cancer. Cancer can occur in the mouth, cheeks, and gums. It can be diagnosed by a physical examination, symptoms experienced by the patient as well as the medical and family history.  The stage of oral cancer can be diagnosed by endoscopy and treated based on the location, stage, and type of cancer, person’s overall health. The treatment could also include surgeries such as radiation therapy (X-rays or radiation particles), chemotherapy (medicines) and hyperthermia (use of high heat to damage the cancer cells) therapy. Continental Hospitals have all the facilities for the treatment of oral cancer which makes it the best hospital for the treatment of oral cancer in Hyderabad.

  • Brain Cancer

A tumor in the brain could be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Doctors perform several tests to diagnose suspected brain cancers, which include a physical or neurological exam, followed by a CT scan or MRI scan to evaluate the location, size and the effect on the surrounding tissues. A PET scan indicates the tissues and organs functions, as well as a radioactive tracer, is also used. Stereotactic biopsy is used to determine the presence of cancer and its type. The treatment of brain cancer depends on the diagnosis done by the doctor. Primarily, a neurosurgeon is involved in brain surgery to remove the cancerous tissue from the area affected. Continental Hospitals is the best hospital for the treatment of brain cancer in Hyderabad as it has a world-class neurosciences department, which has won accolades the world over.

  • Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or the rectum. These cancers can also be named colon cancer or rectal cancer, depending on where they start. Depending on the symptoms experienced by the doctors, the diagnostic tests are prescribed such as physical exam, medical history, blood tests, diagnostic colonoscopy (instrument to look into the colon), proctoscopy (instrument to look into the rectum), biopsy and genetic testing such as MSI and MMR testing, CT scan, MRI Scan, ultrasound, PET scan, etc. Treatment of cancer depends on the type and stage of cancer, which is determined by the consulting oncologist, which could range from surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or immunotherapy.

  • Blood Cancer

It occurs when abnormal blood cells start growing out of control, interrupting the function of normal blood cells, which fight off infection and produce new blood cells. The types of blood cancers include Leukaemia, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, Multiple myelomas, etc. These types of blood cancers are detected by diagnostic procedures such as CT scan, MRI scan, PET scan, bone marrow biopsy, X-ray. Treatment for blood cancer depends on the type of cancer, the age of the patient, its spread, and other factors. Some common blood cancer treatments include Stem cell transplantation, Chemotherapy, and Radiation therapy.

  • Uterine Cancer

Cancer begins from abnormal cells in the lining of the uterus (endometrium), the muscle tissue (myometrium), or the connective tissue supporting the endometrium (stroma). Some of the tests for diagnosing uterine cancers are a physical examination, blood and urine tests, a transvaginal ultrasound, hysteroscopy (examination of the lining of the uterus), biopsy, CT scan, MRI scan, and PET scan. The treatment of uterine cancer will depend on the type, size, and spread of cancer, age, and overall health. Treatment is mostly surgery, but also chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and hormone treatment.

  • Thyroid tumor

The thyroid gland regulates the hormones in the body for metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. Thyroid cancer is caused by abnormal growth of cells in the thyroid gland. Diagnosis is usually based on symptoms and includes a physical exam, medical history, ultrasound, radioiodine scan, CT scan, MRI scan, PET scan, biopsy, blood tests, and laryngoscopy. Treatment includes surgery, radioiodine therapy, chemotherapy, thyroid hormone therapy, external beam radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy.

  • Lung Cancer

Cancer that occurs in the lungs is called lung cancer. There are two types of lung cancer, small-cell lung cancer, and non-small lung cancer. Diagnostic procedures include a physical exam, blood tests, chest X-rays, CT scans, PET-CT scans, Bronchoscopy, and biopsy. The treatment of cancer depends on the type, size, shape, and location of the lung cancer and the treatment options include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy.

  • Esophageal Cancer

Cancer occurs in the esophagus — a long, hollow tube that runs from your throat to your stomach. Diagnostic methods include endoscopy, biopsy and sometimes endoscopic ultrasound, CT scan, and PET scan. The treatment of cancer depends on the type, size, shape, and location of the esophagus cancer and the treatment options include surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy.

  • Stomach Cancer

It is characterized by a growth of cancerous cells within the lining of the stomach. Also called gastric cancer, this type of cancer is difficult to diagnose because most people typically don’t show symptoms in the earlier stages. Diagnostic procedures are physical examination, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, biopsy, CT scan, and X-rays. Treatment depends on the severity of cancer and includes surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy

  • Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the pancreas (Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control). The types of pancreatic cancers are Pancreatic adenocarcinoma, Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and others. The diagnostic tests include a physical exam, medical history, CT scan, MRI scan, Endoscopic ultrasound, Cholangiopancreatography, PET scan, angiography, blood tests, biopsy, and genetic testing. Treatment depends on the stage and type of cancer includes surgery, ablation or Embolization treatments, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy.

  • Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer develops in a woman’s cervix (the entrance to the womb from the vagina). It mainly affects sexually active women aged between 30 and 45. Screening for cervical cancer includes a smear test, colonoscopy, physical (pelvic) exam, blood tests, CT scan, MRI scan, and PET scan. Treatment depends on the spread of cervical cancer which includes surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

Continental Hospitals have the best cervical cancer specialist in Hyderabad, who makes sure all the cancerous cells and tissues from the cervical area are removed and there is no chance of recurrence of cancer in the patient’s body. Having such superior and well-informed surgeons make Continental Hospitals, the best hospital for the treatment of cervical cancer in Hyderabad.

  • Peritoneal Malignancy

Primary peritoneal cancer (PPC) is rare cancer. It starts in the thin layer of tissue lining the inside of the abdomen. This tissue lining is called the peritoneum. The diagnostic tests include physical (pelvic examination), blood tests, ultrasound, CT scan, MRI scan, and PET scan. Treatment depends on the size, type, and spread of cancer which includes surgery, chemotherapy, etc.

                Continental Hospitals is the best hospital for peritoneal malignancy in Hyderabad.

  • Lymphoma

It is cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes. These cells are in the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and other parts of the body. Some of the diagnostic procedures include a physical examination of the lymph nodes, blood tests, bone marrow aspiration, biopsy, chest X-Rays, CT scan, PET scan, MRI scan or abdominal ultrasound. Treatment may vary depending on the type and stage of lymphoma and may require chemotherapy, radioimmunotherapy, stem cell transplant, and others.

Continental Cancer Institute and Radiation Centre operates on a synchronized balance of the best oncologists in India and ultra-modern technology. A comprehensive plan of treatment is developed after careful observation and accurate diagnosis of every patient's condition, making it the best cancer hospital in Hyderabad. We have quality, safety, treatment and operative standards in place to ensure that radiation treatment is initiated only when all other alternative options have been ruled out by the Oncologist. Our cancer specialists are regarded among the best oncologist in Hyderabad, and they work in collaboration to oversee the patient's complete course of the treatment. Depending on the stage of cancer and other factors, our oncologists chalk out a definitive treatment plan in which they:

  • Appropriate diagnostic testing to detect any evidence of early recurrence
  • Chemotherapy
  • Biological or Targeted Therapies
  • Hormonal Therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Closely monitor for side effects during treatment
  • Discuss about the various treatment options, benefits & risks
  • Educate patients about the diagnosis, staging and prognosis of the cancer

The multidisciplinary team of doctors at Continental Hospitals provides a comprehensive plan for the treatment of cancer in the patients, making it the best hospital for the treatment of cancer care in Hyderabad. The doctors at Continental Cancer Institute and Radiation Centre have received their specialized degrees from reputed institutes in India and the UK. They have undergone extensive training under the able guidance of world-famous oncologists in London and India and have acquired vast knowledge and experience in the treatment of cancer with cutting-edge technologies and innovative techniques of treating the patients.

Dr Apoorva Kulkarni

MBBS (Gold Medallist), DNB


Dr AVS Suresh


Senior Consultant Oncologist

Dr Praveen Kumar Dadireddy

M.B.B.S, M.R.C.S

Senior Consultant Breast Oncoplastic Surgeon

Dr Ravi Chander Veligeti

MBBS, MS (General surgery), MCh Surgical oncology

Consultant Surgical Oncologist

Dr Mallik Singaraju


Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Dr Pradeep K Reddy

M.B.B.S, MD General Medicine, DM Medical Oncology, Professional Diploma in Clinical Research (PDCR), European Certified Medical Oncologist (ECMO)

Consultant Medical Oncologist

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