It is mandatory that before the surgery is planned, every patient must be evaluated by a team of Surgical Oncologists of desired unit, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Oncopathologist, Radiologists Imaging experts and other relevant specialists in the Tumour Board. This helps in ensuring that no unnecessary surgical procedures are carried out and each patient gets a tailored made treatment plan. Patients are given the option of choosing minimum invasive laparoscopic surgery or open surgery.
Medical Benefit - Patient avails the most suitable tailor-made standard anti-cancer treatment for an individual case, as planned and advised by multidisciplinary faculty in oncology. Such jointly arrived at treatment plans ensure better treatment outcome and thereby best possible cure results. Patient can also participate in decision-making if situation of multiple treatment option exists. The patient′s family are involved in final decision making before therapy is initiated.
Financial Benefit -Initially the consultation fee only for the primary consultant is payable whereas the patient enjoys the benefit of opinion of various oncologists participating in the tumour board practice, free of cost.