Apollo's white hope
The healthcare group Apollo Hospitals have set up a new hospital Apollo Speciality Cancer Hospital (ASCH) in Chennai. The hospital introduces the cyberknife robotic radio surgery system which is designed to treat tumours anywhere in the body.
Cyberknife treatment will cost patients double the amount they would spend otherwise, but the treatment claims to minimise or eliminate the complications associated with other conventional cancer therapies. The treatment takes a week's time whereas the other procedures usually take about seven weeks.
Other features of the treatment is that it can be used to treat tumors previously considered inoperable. It is also possible to treat multiple tumours at different locations in the body during a single treatment session.
The advanced technology behind CyberKnife