Honor for Max Cancer Centre Saket, receives prestigious Novalis Certificate of Compliance

Located in Saket, Max Cancer Centre at Max Super Specialty Hospital is honored with an astounding distinction. The Cancer Centre has been awarded with the coveted Novalis Certificate of Compliance. With this honor, Max Cancer Centre becomes the first hospital in Asia Pacific, and the 7th hospital in the world to be honored with the prestigious certificate. The safety parameters while performing Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SRBT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) treatment and the quality of the center were the key factors that put Max Cancer Center into consideration for the coveted certificate.

When asked to comment on this esteemed certification, Dr A.K Anand, Director-Radiation Oncology, Max Healthcare, said, “One out of every three people undergoing cancer treatment suffers from extreme cancer pain. Prolonged treatment and pain can even leave patients shaken and traumatized.”

He went on to say, “We have been using Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SRBT) treatment for Cancer patients for the last 3 years. At Max Cancer Centre, we have treated approximately 109 patients through SRS Therapy and 250 patients using SBRT treatment. The speed of the Novalis Tx system allows higher accuracy of the treatment delivery while enhancing patient comfort by decreasing the treatment time. Faster treatment is more comfortable for patients and reduces the likelihood of body or tumor movements, hence increasing the overall accuracy.”

“It is a moment of pride for all of us at Max Cancer Centre to be awarded the esteemed Novalis Certificate of Compliance. Such international recognition of the latest technologies deployed at Max Cancer Centre motivates us to work continuously towards improving Cancer care in India. With this certification, Max Super Specialty Hospital has taken its Cancer Centre to the next level of excellence,” he added.

Cancer in India

India is one of the countries with maximum number of cancer patients. Due to cancer, approximately 5 Lakhs innocent lives are taken every year in the country and the numbers are steadily on the rise. Cancer is one of the top ten leading causes of deaths in India. Amongst women, the major sites for cancer development are oral cavity, breasts and cervix while amongst men its stomach, oral cavity, oesophagus and lungs. Amongst children, leukemia, spinal cord tumors and brain tumors are most common. Amongst teenagers, every year, more than 4,000 central nervous system tumors are diagnosed.

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