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    Shri Shankara Cancer Hospital & Research Center, Banshankari, Bangalore

    Address: Basavanagudi, Bangalore
      • Equipped to treat early and advance stage rectal cancer
      • Has a multi-disciplinary team of oncologists (surgical, medical & radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists)
      • High volume cancer center, with wait line of 34 patients for beds
    DCode Care Expert Analysis
      • 92% of the infrastructure required to treat rectal cancer available
      • 11 out of 12 types of specialists required to treat rectal cancer available
      • Average experience of treating doctors is 16 years


The hospital is led by a senior surgical oncologist, Dr. BS Srinath with over 35 years of experience. They have a large team of onco-surgeons practicing here. The hospital also runs a monthly patient support group (SAHELI) for breast cancer patients. These groups provide free support to patients and caregivers.

  • Surgical oncologist
  • Plastic surgeon
  • Medical oncologist
  • Radiation oncologist
  • Palliative care specialist
  • Onco-pathologist
  • Radiologist
  • Professional Genetic Counselor
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Dietitian
  • Patient Support Group
  • Tumor Board


The hospital has all the resources and infrastructure required to treat breast cancer comprehensively as per international guidelines. All advanced facilities are also available e.g. high end digital mammography and Bone Scan machines. These are available in only a few hospitals in Bangalore.

Basic Services-Diagnostic & Preparatory Tests

  • History & Physical Exam
  • Mammography
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Pathology
  • ER/PR status test

Specialized Services-Diagnostic & Preparatory Tests (Basic+)

  • Ultrasound
  • Histology
  • Surgical Biopsy
  • Core Biopsy
  • FNAC
  • Surgery

Super-Specialized Services- Diagnostic & Preparatory Tests (Specialized+)

  • Bone Scan - Gamma camera / SPECT
  • CT with contrast
  • HER2 test by IHC/ISH
  • Professional Genetic Counseling
  • Fertility Counseling
  • Mental Health Professional - psychology / psychiatric
  • Social Work / Counseling services

Basic Services- Treatment

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Endocrine Therapy
  • Basic Palliative Care

Specialized Services- Treatment (Basic+)

  • Radiation Therapy
  • Palliative RT
  • General Palliative Care Team

Super-Specialized Services- Treatment (Specialized+)

  • Reconstruction Surgery
  • Dedicated Palliative Care Specialist
  • Targeted Therapy

Basic Services- Follow- UP

  • History & Physical Exam
  • Endocrine Therapy

Specialized Services- Follow- UP (Basic+)

  • Mammography
  • Lymphedema management
  • Gynecologic Assessment

Super-Specialized Services- Follow- UP (Specialized+)

Bone Scan - Gamma camera / SPECT


The following patient facilities are available here:

  • 24x7 Emergency Room
  • ICU
  • Ambulance
  • Digitized Patient Records HIS
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department
  • Govt. insurance accepted
  • Private Insurance accepted
  • TPA Desk
  • Cancer Support Group in Hospital

Why Choose This Hospital


1. Multi-Disciplinary Cancer Team: Being a dedicated cancer hospital, they have all types of specialists required to treat complex cancers. The hospital itself is led by senior oncologist (Dr. BS Srinath) with over 35 years of experience. They have hired many super-specialists for organ-specific cancer care (e.g. head and neck onco specialist, gyane onco specialist, Urology specialists etc.). These types of super-specialists are being regarded as a better option globally because they focus on treating a specific organ cancer and build deep expertise in that cancer.

2. Advanced Cancer Infrastructure: The hospital has invested in advanced high-end medical equipment needed to treat cancer. For breast cancer specifically, they have invested in a high-end digital mammography machine that is better than tradition mammography at detecting cancers early and is safer than regular mammography. This type of infra is available only in a few centers in Bangalore.

3. High-Volume Cancer Centre: The patient loads are very high at the centre. They serve hundred of cases every month. Currently, they are facing high demand with average wait time of 34 patients for beds. The hospital is adding another 200 beds which would be ready by 2021. However, being a high volume hospital, their team has experience in treating wide range of complex cases.

4. Supportive Care Teams: In addition to medical specialists, they have all supportive case staff that is needed for cancer care. Especially for pain management, they have a specialists in palliative medicine who is dedicated to pain mgmt. This is globally considered a very important element of cancer care. They also have special patient support groups for cancer patients and caregivers. These are held monthly (SAHELI for breast cancer, AATHMIYA for gynae cancers, MAJILI for gastro and uro cancers, BLAKU for therapeutics and SAHANA for caregivers specially). They also conduct yoga classes for cancer patients on hospital premises.

5. Affordable Care: Among most comprehensive cancer hospitals in Bangalore, Shankara is regarded as one of the most affordable hospitals. They are a non-profit hospital and provide donor options for financing cancer treatment and also have tie ups with organisations such as Indian Cancer Society that funds treatment for needy patients.