Indian hospital launches online clinical opinion service for cancer patients

Apollo Hospitals is the world’s largest private cancer care provider. (Net photo)

The Apollo Hospitals Group has announced the launch of a unique online cancer opinion service for patients and those seeking medical opinion on cancer from its specialists.

Through this service, patients anywhere in the world can login to the Apollo Cancer Opinion website at, upload their medical reports and have their cases reviewed by some of the best oncologists in Asia.  With its large network of 71 hospitals, and 7 comprehensive cancer centers, Apollo aims to provide patients the best possible treatment plans keeping in mind the latest cancer research, before providing cutting edge treatments at its cancer centers.  

Given the criticality of getting the correct treatment at the right time, which can often be stressful and time consuming, the Apollo Cancer Opinion service will simplify the process by providing detailed treatment plans to patients who then can be better prepared and informed on their treatment modality, length of stay and overall prognosis.  This initiative by Apollo Hospitals is a patient-centric service that gives patients the option to consult the best oncologists in Asia at their convenience. Through Apollo Cancer Opinion, a patient can get personalized treatment plans that include knowing whether surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy is an option.  The treatment plan includes complete details of the patient-specific regimen most suitable at that time given all considerations especially patient preferences

"Through the Apollo Cancer Opinion service, we continue Apollo’s legacy of setting industry benchmarks and contributing to elevate the standard of healthcare to global levels. Through this revolutionizing personalized cancer care service, we bring together technology with the best clinical minds in the country for patients seeking advice” said Dr. Preetha Reddy, Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Group.

“This service eliminates the hassles of travelling to the clinic or hospital and waiting in queues.  Patients can receive their treatment plan, and then make an appointment to receive that treatment at their nearest Apollo Hospital all through an online and secure service.” Dr. Preetha Reddy added.

Over the years Apollo Hospitals has established itself as home to the largest cardiac practice in India with over 160,000 cardiac surgeries. Apollo Hospitals is also the world’s largest private cancer care provider and runs the world’s leading solid organ transplant program.

"Given the rising incidence and prevalence of cancer, it is critical that patients have complete clarity and timely information at hand so that they can take informed decisions to beat this burden of disease. Through this service I am confident that we can help in ensuring that the right treatment for any patient starts quickly and most appropriately. Cancer is conquerable, it needs the collective will and collaboration of patients and providers and the use of technology to make this happen.” said Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Founder Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group.

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