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          Department of Radiotherapy 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
About the Department:

            Radiotherapy is the youngest field of medicine which evolved after the discovery of X-Rays in 1895. Department of Radiotherapy was started in Government Villupuram Medical College & Hospitals as a super-specialty department to help the rural population for the early diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
 
Staff Position:
 
Associate Professor                 -           1
Assistant Professor                 -           1
Senior Resident                       -           1
Tutor                                       -           1
Medical Physicist                    -           1
 
Statistics:( Annual Census)
 
Newly Diagnosed Cancer Cases         -           250
Already diagnosed Cases                    -           400
Review Census                                   -           500
 
Services Offered:
 
            The victory in the war against the cancer lies in the diagnosis of the cancer at an early stage. Department of Radiotherapy at Government Villupuram Medical College & Hospital is providing the screening, diagnostic services for the cancer and performing all the staging workup & giving chemotherapy as per international guidelines.
            Department of Radiotherapy helps in implementing cancer welfare programmes like Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme, Chief Minister’s UzhavarPaathukaapuThittam for the financial assistance of cancer victims.
 
Proposed Services:

 
  1. To procure the radiotherapy machines for active treatment of cancer.
  2. To start palliative care clinic/ward for care of terminally ill cancer patients.

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