"The commonest skin cancers are squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. These may be treated with either surgery or radiotherapy."


The commonest skin cancers are squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. These may be treated with either surgery or radiotherapy.

In skin cancers of the head-neck region, surgery is often advised to patients with small lesions that can be excised with a good margin, without the requirement of reconstructive surgery; surgery is also advised two patients who have disease involving the nasolabial region. Radiotherapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgery, the treatment course varying from three to six weeks. It is also advised after surgery incase high-risk features are noted on examination of the operative specimen.

Proton therapy allows radiotherapy to be delivered without the radiation dose spilling into any normal structures. Since spillage of those into normal structures is associated with the risk of developing side effects, both short term and long term, Proton Therapy may offer the advantage of a better-tolerated treatment and less long term side effects

Winning Over Cancer

Dr. Naveen Hedne, Senior Consultant & Lead - Surgical Oncology talks about managing head & neck cancers during COVID-19. He said head & neck cancers can be easily identified & one should not ignore its symptoms, He further added that APCC is well equipped and ready to treat patients during the pandemic situation.


Mr. Param Gandhi from Surat, Gujarat talks about the Proton Therapy for his father at Apollo Proton Cancer Centre. He also talks about the standard of care and treatment journey while conveying his heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Ghosh, Dr.Sapna, Dr Naveen, Dr.Vidyadharan, Dr.Pradeep and the entire team of Head & Neck Cancer Management for their excellent guidance & support. Wishing Param & his family good health always.


Mr. Kishore Jain from Mumbai talks to us about his brother-in-law who was diagnosed with oral cancer and the treatment he underwent at Apollo Proton Cancer Centre. He thanks Dr.Sapna Nangia, Dr.T.Raja, Dr.Naveen, Dr. S. Vidyadharan and the entire team for their extensive help and making him feel optimistic during the treatment period. He is happy to see his brother-in-law who has recovered and is looking fit & healthy today.


Ms.Pooja from Delhi speaks to us about her family member who was diagnosed with head & neck cancer in February, this was when COVID - 19 was picking up in India. She describes how Dr. Sapna Nangia (Senior Consultant - Radiation Oncology) gave her hope by explaining about Proton Therapy at Apollo Proton Cancer Centre.

While the treatment is still going on, she wants to thank the entire team at APCC for taking care of her travel formalities during this challenging time.


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