Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Centre For Oncology


At Meenakshi Hospital, the Department of Oncology follows the latest methodologies and advanced modalities of treatment to fight cancer comprising Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and Surgical Oncology.

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  • Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Directed multimodality treatment
  • Dedicated Day care Chemotherapy Facility
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Cancer Screening and Follow up Clinic
  • Genetic Counseling and Familial Cancer Screening Services
  • Clinical Pharmacist Services
  • Psycho-Oncology Counseling
  • Biopsy, FNAC, Guided Biopsies
  • All type of major and minor surgeries
  • Radiotherapy: All latest techniques including 3D-CRT, IMRT, IGRT, VMAT / Brachytherapy / SRS / SBRT



Patients undergo treatment per month


Day care therapies / procedures per month


Patients receive Radiation therapy per day

Tumour Board

All patients diagnosed with cancer come under a single board of expert oncologists (Radiation, Medical and Surgical) to examine, investigate, diagnose and decide the plan of management in one sittng.

Why do we need a Tumour Board?

  • It reduces the time / cost to meet sequentially multiple specialists Right plan, right treatment at the right time
  • Unnecessary investigations / inadvertent management is avoided It enables a one-stop approach towards diagnosis and treatment

Treatments & Procedures

Department of Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology is an advanced branch of modern cancer treatment which is painless, incision less and preventive. Different types of cancers including Breast, Rectal, Lung, Brain and many more are treated under Radiation Oncology.

The Elekta Synergy Platform - Linear Accelerator

Delivers quality treatment with high precision using 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy (3DCRT), Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), IGRT (IMRT with Image Guidance) and Electron Therapy (Total Skin / Total Body / Hemibody).


First of its kind in Tanjore and the Delta districts, Meenakshi Hospital’s Brachytherapy has proved to be a boon to numerous patients. It delivers high dose in lesser time in a short stay with almost nil side effects.

Department of Surgical Oncology

The department is adept at handling all types of major and supra major surgeries. It is run by a team of well-qualified and experienced surgical oncologists and surgical gastroenterologists trained from the best cancer centres in the country.

Department of Medical Oncology

The Department of Medical Oncology at Meenakshi Hospital, Tanjore oers state-of-the-art treatment facilities for patients suering from Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, Breast cancer, Lung cancer, Ovarian cancer, Colorectal cancer, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic cancers, Esophageal cancer, Prostatic, Urinary bladder, and Kidney cancers.

Department of Pain and Palliative Care

Palliative care aims at bringing relief to the suering of cancer patients and provides best possible quality of life regardless of age, cancer stage and treatment plans.

Following cancer diagnosis and treatment, it is normal for patients to experience burdensome physical symptoms and psychological distress from their disease and the cancer treatment itself.

Another important role of palliative care is to assist the ailing patients whose disease has prognosed to the end stage. At this time, the patients suer from pain and trauma and look for solace, seeking care and counseling.




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