M | O | C Cancer Care & Research Centre at
Pimpri-Chinchwad is our new cancer care centre and registered hospital that is
being operated under the guidance of our eminent and experienced medical
oncologist (cancer physician) Dr. Ravikumar Wategaonkar.
Dr. Ravikumar Wategaonkar (MD,DM) is a
senior cancer physician of Pimpri-Chinchwad who carries an experience of 11
years in offering dedicated cancer care to patients with solid (body organ)
cancers and hemato-oncology (blood cancers) related diseases. He is an alumnus
of the prestigious Gujrat Cancer Research Institute where he completed his DM
M | O | C Cancer Care & Research Centre
(MOC), Pimpri -Chinchwad is a state-of-the-art, semi-ICU enabled cancer care
centre, situated in the heart of Pimpri - Chinchwad city that offers affordable
cancer care. It is a facility with 10 beds for long and short chemotherapy
infusions. Center is equipped with all the advanced facilities including
efficient treatment-induced emergency handling mechanism that ensures safety of
cancer patients while treating them efficiently. M | O | C employs dedicated
chemotherapy nursing staff (paramedical staff specially trained for
chemotherapy and cancer treatments). MOC Pimpri - Chinchwad cancer care centre
has in-house Pathology department to ensure accurate diagnosis of the disease.
It also has an in-house Pharmacy and a 'Centre for Genomic Oncology and
Familial Cancers' and many other value-added services, making it a
comprehensive cancer care unit for medical interventions.
Specialized Doctors at MOC
Dr. Ravikumar Wategaonkar
M.B.B.S, M.D [ Medicine], D.M( Medical Oncology)
Medical and Pediatric Hemato-Oncologist.
Bladder cancer develops when the cells that compose the urinary bladder start to
proliferate uncontrollably. A tumor can emerge when multiple new cancer cells grow;
over time, that tumor may spread to other areas of the body.
The bone marrow, where blood cells are made, is where the majority of blood
malignancies, also known as hematologic tumors, begin. Blood cancers develop when
abnormal blood cells begin to expand uncontrollably and interfere with the regular
blood cells’ ability to fend off infection and generate new blood cells.
One per cent of all cancers is bone cancer. It is rare and diagnosed when bone cells
grow in an abnormal pattern. Though it can start in any bone, it is predominantly
diagnosed in legs & arms and pelvis long bones. Bone cancer can cause persistent
pain, swelling or lump over joints and restrictions on joint mobility. It needs
screening to diagnose and begin treatment in time for a cure in time.
In place of brain cancer, clinicians frequently refer to brain tumors. The majority
of brain tumors can spread via the brain tissue, but they seldom do so to other
regions of the body. Even so-called benign brain tumors have the potential to cause
catastrophic or even life-threatening damage when they advance and obliterate
healthy brain tissue. Brain tumors can alter a person’s thinking, speech, or
One in eight women develops Breast cancer during their lifetime, making it one of
the most common cancers worldwide. Breast cancer can affect one or both breasts,
which can occur in different parts of the breast, and it is an abnormal growth
occurring in the breast that could spread. Almost entirely, these cases are found in
women, but men can also develop Breast cancer.
The first sign of cervical cancer is when the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection
or a change in healthy cells on the surface of the cervix triggers the development
of a lump. A growth or tumor on the cervix can develop as a result of a long-term
HPV infection that has affected the cervix.
Colorectal cancer usually develops in the colon or rectum. According to where they
first appear, these malignancies may also be referred to as colon or rectal cancer.
Rectal cancer and colon cancer are frequently combined because they share many
Cancer of the esophageal tube i.e. the tube that connects the throat to the stomach
(also known as the food pipe) (esophagus), is also called esophageal cancer.
Esophageal cancer starts in the inner layer of the esophageal wall and spreads
Eye cancer is the term used to describe any cancer that starts in the eye. Healthy
cells in or near the eye undergo a change that causes them to proliferate out of
control, resulting in a mass known as a tumor. Other malignancies, however, affect
other eye cell types.
Cancers that begin in the organs and the tissues of the head and neck are known as
head and neck cancers. Oral cavity, Larynx (voice box), throat, lips, mouth, nose,
and salivary gland tumors are among them.
Intestinal cancer and colon cancer are other names forcancer of the bowel.Healthy
cells in the lining of the intestine alter and grow out of control to form a mass
known as a tumor, which is how colon cancer develops.
When kidney cells proliferate abnormally and become cancerous, then kidney cancer is
identified. The kidney’s lining is where cancerous cells develop and slowly invade
the entire organ. It occurs when healthy kidney cells in one or both kidneys
proliferate uncontrollably and cluster together.
Lung cancer is tumor that develops in the lungs. Cancer develops when the body’s
cells begin to develop out of control. The cells lining the bronchi and other areas
of the lung, that include the bronchioles or alveoli, are where lung malignancies
Prior to recent research, it was thought that ovarian cancers solely developed in
the ovaries, but it now appears that several ovarian cancers could actually develop
in cells at the distal (farther) end of the fallopian tubes. The term “ovarian
cancer” is frequently used to refer to malignancies that develop in the ovarian,
fallopian tube, or peritoneal cells. The malignancies are treated similarly because
they are closely related to one another.
In pancreatic cancer, healthy cells in the pancreas begin to malfunction and
proliferate out of control. These malignant cells can aggregate and develop into a
mass known as a tumor. Malignant refers to the ability of a cancerous tumor to
develop and metastasize to different body regions.
Cancer in children is rare. The majority of malignancies (99%) occur in adults,
while older persons are more frequently affected. One in three people will develop
cancer at some point in their lives, compared to one in 285 children who will do so
before turning 20. Children can acquire cancer in any region of the body, including
the lymphatic and blood systems, the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system,
or CNS), the kidneys, and other organs and tissues.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men after skin cancer, and
it is the fourth-highest diagnosed cancer globally. This life-threatening cancer
develops in the Prostate gland that secretes seminal liquid. This liquid helps to
transport and nourish sperm. Some prostate cancers are indolent and do not spread
very fast. Some other types spread rapidly, cause an enlarged prostate, and need
immediate medical treatment.
India experiences more than a million skin cancer cases a year. East and north India
are highly susceptible to the disease due to arsenic exposure along the Ganges
basin. Skin cancer, prominent among males, is an abnormal growth of cells in the
outermost layer of the skin. The mutations are triggered in the epidermis through
damaged DNA. Mutations cause the rapid multiplication of skin cells and the
development of cancerous tumors.
Testicular cancer is commonly seen in middle-aged men, with an annual incidence of
four cases per lakh people. Cancer develops in the tissues of single or both
testicles. Testicles are covered with a loose bag of skin known as the scrotum
underneath the penis. Testicular tumors grow in germ cells that produce sperms.
Tumors of the testis are also known as testicular germ cell tumors.
According to various studies, more than 42 million people have thyroid cancer in
India, which has become a prominent cancer form. The thyroid gland is below Adam’s
Apple and secretes hormones to regulate heart rate, metabolism, bone development and
One of the most frequent cancers to affect the female reproductive system is uterine
cancer. Regular healthy cells in the uterus alter and develop out of control to form
a mass known as a tumor, which is how uterine cancer starts.
Chemotherapy employs drugs to eradicate cancer cells. With this specific cancer
therapy, cancer cells are prevented from multiplying, dividing, and generating new
cells. A number of cancers can be treated using chemotherapy. Your doctor may refer
to chemotherapy as normal chemotherapy, conventional chemotherapy, or cytotoxic
chemotherapy. The medicine chemotherapy has an overall body-wide impact. This implies that it
circulates throughout the body via the bloodstream. Chemotherapy comes in a variety
of forms. Chemotherapy drugs, in general, are strong chemicals that destroy
malignant cells at specific stages of the cell cycle. In all living things, new
cells are produced by a process called the cell cycle. Chemotherapy has a greater
effect on these rapidly multiplying cells because cancer cells go through this cycle
faster than healthy cells.
Immunotherapy, a wide term for a class of drugs used to treat cancer, activates the immune system to fight cancer cells. Healthy cells naturally die off, however, cancer cells do not. They proliferate like an untamed copy machine that won’t quit. The immune system, which protects the body from infections and disease, is unable to identify these abnormal cells because they frequently alter or mutate. In order for the immune system to detect and destroy these changed cells, drugs employed in cancer immunotherapy are designed to alert it to their presence. Immunotherapy is a treatment option for several types of cancer. It may be used alone or in conjunction with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.
Targeted therapy is a method of cancer treatment that identifies and kills specific cancer cell types. Targeted therapy may be used alone or in conjunction with other forms of therapy, including radiation therapy, surgery, conventional chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Knowing how it functions and what to anticipate can frequently help you get ready for treatment and make wise decisions about your care if your treatment plan calls for targeted therapy. “Targeted therapy” for cancer focuses on particular proteins that control the growth, proliferation, and spread of cancer cells. Precision medicine is built on this principle. As information about the DNA alterations and proteins that feed cancer grows, researchers are better able to create cancer therapies that target these proteins.
Palliative care is a medical treatment designed to enhance the quality of life for people with serious or life-threatening illnesses, such as cancer. It may be administered with or without curative therapy. Along with cancer treatments that aim to stop, slow down or cure cancer, palliative care is a crucial component of medical therapy. Palliative care, according to research, can increase your quality of life and make you feel happier with your medical care. Palliative care may begin as soon as you find that you have cancer and you may continue to get it while undergoing treatment and recovering. For instance, palliative care may be provided to cancer survivors who continue to experience symptoms or side effects after their treatment has finished.
Patients with cancer may have to leave their homes to receive the finest cancer care in a hospital setup. This can add to the stress that patients and caregiversundergoes at a difficult time, both emotionally and financially. Through our daycare centre, Mumbai Oncocare Centre hopes to ease the burden on cancer patients and their loved ones. Up until the idea of “Chemotherapy Daycare” was developed, chemotherapies were conventionally exclusively provided in hospital settings due to the difficulties in administration and overall care. Cancer patients benefit in numerous ways from chemotherapy daycare. It delivers convenience to patients while also saving time and money. Mumbai Oncocare Centre is proud to have been the forerunner in the establishment of a chain of chemotherapy daycare facilities across Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh for the ease and efficiency of the treatment process.
Scalp Cooling is a technique that prevents hair loss during Chemotherapy for patients suffering with and undergoing cancer treatment. Hair Loss or Alopecia is a known phenomenon which influences decision of taking chemotherapy by patients on some occasions whereas, those who take it for no alternative but chemotherapy do carry a social stigma & loss of confidence in facing society during treatment. Though hair loss is a temporary phenomenon in chemotherapy, it impacts patients to a great extent, most prominently to female patients. Mumbai Oncocare Centre is sensitive to such complexities of cancer treatment and their implications on cancer patients.
Lymph edema is a common complication post-surgery in breast cancer patient, this can be dealt with new tools like a lympharesis machine, which reduces it instantly. Mumbai oncocare provides this services to our patients, which is first time in the city.
Genetic Counselling has gained an immense importance in overall management of cancer patients and its implications on personalizing treatment for patients and alos dealing with the aspects of familial cancers. Genetic tests can identify an increased risk of a caner type or a specific disease, which allows people to take early action to decrease the disease burden. For example, familial risk of breast and ovarian cancer can be determined by testing for three specific genetic mutations in the BCRA1 and BCRA2.
Many of us have never heard a service called ‘Home Care’ until the crisis called cancer or medical need arises. It is a specialized home service for cancer patients where in families can avail this services for patients with low mobility, who doesn’t require hospital admission, terminally ill patients requiring palliation or routine medical interventions and medical management at home.
Clinical research has been at the helm of medical affairs worldwide right from the inception of healthcare and it has grown in importance by passing time. In Cancer related treatment interventions, clinical research is all the more relevant as the desired treatment outcomes are hard to come by, sometimes come with minor improvements. Clinical research in Oncology therefore accumulates many such small clinical improvements to make a significant evidence before certifying newer therapies for the treatment. Unfortunately in India, we failed to conduct clinical trials in ethical manner in the past and document it. There are many reasons to it including poor infrastructure and other healthcare priorities for government.
A second opinion is a medical diagnosis offered by a medical professional or organization other than the one currently treating the patient. The patient or their family or friends give the second doctor access to the patient’s medical information. The second doctor evaluates the records and offers a Second Opinion on the best course of treatment, outlining why it is the best option. In complex circumstances, second opinions offer the chance to review the problem with a panel of experts or a tumor board and suggest the best, most patient-centered course of action. The patient is free to decide whether or not to accept an opinion of their own.
By taking into account cancer’s psychic, social, spiritual, emotional, and functional components, psycho-oncology concentrates on comprehending and treating cancer. Psycho-oncological counseling aims to make cancer patients and their loved ones feel less uncertain, anxious, helpless, and confused.
Multi-Disciplinary Tumor Board-MDT in
A multi-disciplinary tumor board (MDT) is a gathering of medical experts from several cancer treatment modalities that work together to develop treatment strategies for specific patients or to receive second opinions on various cancer treatments. A tumor board is a collection of medical professionals from various specialties who gather periodically at a hospital to talk about cancer patients and exchange information. The purpose of the board is to choose the most effective course of cancer therapy and care for each patient. It is much simpler to develop that approach when you get new viewpoints from various medical professionals.
A topic everyone has a say about but only the professionals can guide you with the right advice. Food and diet for a cancer patient is often clouded with trends, fad diets, remedies and myths circulating around without a strong backbone of research or even basic science. While a patient is overwhelmed trying all of them, their nutritional requirements are often compromised and the body is deprived of essential nutrients required during cancer treatment leading to malnutrition. A patient’s diet is one of the critical factors that needs to be evaluated and screened for right from the detection of malignancy. Lifestyle change can help the patient in tremendous ways. From physical activity, water intake, moderation in sugar consumption and processed foods are a few examples which can even prevent cancer to start with.
Oncology Physiotherapy is a treatment option for cancer patients who have successfully completed their medication-assisted cancer treatment but are still experiencing adverse effects from chemotherapy and radiation.
You might receive physiotherapy in an effort to rehabilitate (bring back to normal) in order to restore function, repair damage, enhance mobility, reduce stiffness and discomfort, and ultimately improve quality of life. In order to assist the body recover and strengthening, physiotherapy is crucial during the healing process. Physical challenges with flexibility, strength, endurance, balance, and coordination are common during and after cancer treatment for many patients. Physiotherapy will aid in minimizing the short- and long-term adverse effects of cancer treatment and also help to avoid needless handicaps.
Yoga is primarily an age-old set of activities that include exercise, meditation, emotional and breathing regulation, and breathing control. Yoga is being researched as a means to help cancer patients with their sleep issues and reduce stress. A yoga technique called oncology yoga was developed to address the unique physical and mental needs left behind by cancer and cancer treatments. It is based on scientific research. It is an active practice that combines breathing with movement to lessen the short- and long-term side effects that cancer patients and survivors experience, including bone loss, lymphedema, scar tissue, constipation, neuropathy, exhaustion, and anxiety.
Being a part of a cancer support group is beneficial to many individuals who have been diagnosed with the disease. This is a space where you may share your thoughts and struggles with others who have gone through similar situations, and you can use their experiences to help you. A chance to learn from and support one another is provided through support groups for those who have been diagnosed with cancer as well as their caregivers. Support groups can convene offline or online. You can choose to participate in any one or both of these kinds of support groups, and both can be beneficial.
Doctors recommend early cancer tumor treatment to alleviate any side effects and to slow the rapid growth of cancer tumors. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and stem cell transplant are the most generally suggested treatments, although they are not always inexpensive. When not attended to in a timely manner, expensive cancer therapy not only compromises your health but also can be fatal. By raising money as soon as possible, cancer crowd funding can assist you in overcoming your illness. With the help of a cancer fundraiser, you can receive assistance by raising little sums from a huge number of people who are pulling for you at the most difficult moment of your life.
We are a first of its kind, the largest chain of Cancer Daycare Centers & Registered Hospitals
for cancer treatment, Currently operating at Eight locations in Mumbai and 6 locations in Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Kholapur, Nagpur, Pimpri-Chinchwad and one in Indore.
Book Your Appointment
Get In Touch
Get In Touch Form
Please rotate your device
We do not support landscape mode,
please use the website in the portrait mode for best experience.