The department of Oncology has the latest amenities which help in correct and accurate diagnosis with the help of CT Scans, X-rays, blood tests, endoscopes, pap smears and biopsies. Treatment is carried out by an expert team of oncologists who are among the finest cancer specialists in the country. Depending on the nature and stage of cancer, a wide range of therapies are used for the treatment. Besides conventional treatments like chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy, the department of oncology also excels in the newer fields of nuclear medicine and stem cell transplants. The nurses and other support staff at the department of Oncology are known to provide utmost care and compassion to the patients, especially during the post operative phase. Patients are also made aware of the clinical trials available for newer drugs in case they are interested. At Manipal Hospitals, the major thrust is on 'maximum patient comfort' in all its efforts of cancer care.