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Oncology

Oncology is the field of medicine that specialises in the research, treatment, and management of cancer, from cancer diagnosis through cancer therapies and palliative care. An oncologist is a doctor who specialises in oncology.

An oncologist manages and treats cancer patients. They diagnose cancer and then designate a stage based on how severe the illness is. Treatment alternatives are reviewed and investigated. If necessary, the patient is sent to the care of an oncologist, a specialist in cancer and its treatment. Most of the time, oncologists from other specialties, including radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy, collaborate to treat and manage a patient. At CDAS, our team of physicians and experts offer medical oncology services and treatments via specialised as well as multi-disciplinary teams as needed to deliver the best possible therapy and cancer care services for each patient.

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Oncology Specialties and treatment at CDAS

Medical oncology is concerned with the non-surgical treatment of cancer, such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

Surgical oncology is a subspecialty of oncology that treats cancer via surgical methods such as tumour excision. Obtaining a tissue sample through biopsy is also classed as surgical oncology.

Radiation oncology is concerned with the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer.

Breast Cancer: Different treatments are used to treat breast cancer. Surgical breast cancer therapy is the surgical excision and removal of cancer and surrounding tissue in one or both breasts or lymph nodes. This specialty also offers therapies such as conservative breast surgery, oncoplastic surgery, and breast reconstruction surgery. Surgery may be used with radiation or chemotherapy as a treatment.

Oncology of the female reproductive system (Gynaecology): The treatment of malignancies of the female reproductive system in women of all ages. The gynaecology oncologist specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer that begins in the reproductive organs of women.

Oncology in Head and Neck Surgery: This subspecialty deals with tumours and malignancies of the head and neck. The sinuses, mouth, nose, and throat are all included. Tobacco use is related to 85% of head and neck malignancies, while a combination of tobacco and drug misuse is linked to 75%.

Integrative Oncology: This specialty provides integrative and holistic cancer treatment in both inpatient and outpatient settings. It seeks to utilise complementary methods to promote the mental, physical, and spiritual wellness of cancer patients. Integrative oncology, in the form of complementary therapy methods such as naturopathy, seeks to decrease the pain and difficulties associated with cancer treatment, as well as, to some degree, the symptoms.

Ortho – Oncology: This specialty deals with the treatment of tumours and malignancies of the bones and soft tissues.

Pediatric oncology is the treatment of cancer in children and young adults. Pediatric cancer patients are treated and managed significantly differently than adults.

Oncology Pain and Palliation: Cancer patients experience a great deal of pain. The most essential aspect of cancer treatment is pain and palliative care. It is concerned with the treatment and management of cancer patients’ pain.

Radiation Oncology: Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that uses radiation to treat or cure cancer, as well as to alleviate the symptoms and suffering caused by cancer. Radiation therapy is the use of radiation to treat cancer, which is administered by a trained radiation oncology team. The use of ionising radiation to regulate or kill cancer cells in the treatment of cancer.

Why choose CDAS?

The Department of Medical Oncology at CDAS hospitals provides cancer treatment via a team of trained medical oncologists who are experts in diagnosis, treatment planning, and follow-up using chemotherapy, hormonal, biological, and targeted therapy.

FAQ

What distinguishes childhood malignancies from adult cancers?

In terms of treatment, paediatric malignancies vary from adult cancers. The way juvenile cancer patients react to therapy differs from that of adults. However, unlike most people, children malignancies are not often caused by lifestyle factors, and there are generally no underlying health problems to address. The consideration of long-term adverse effects of therapy, as well as their care for the rest of one’s life, is also an important aspect of paediatric cancer treatment. Children have a better chance of regaining their health than adults.

How does cancer tiredness feel?

Cancer fatigue is a phrase used to describe the weariness that frequently accompanies cancer. It is distinct from the weariness that individuals feel after a long day at work or engaging in intense physical exercise.

Cancer fatigue is described as a sensation of being listless, depleted, and severe weakness that may diminish and reappear. The disability may impair a person’s ability to eat, go to the toilet, or even operate the TV remote. Although sleeping for a short period of time may help, it does not fully alleviate the symptoms. This may be more distressing for some individuals than pain, nausea, or sadness.

How long does each chemotherapy treatment session last?

Chemotherapy treatment varies in duration and frequency depending on the specific treatment plan given by the doctor. While some sessions may take three to four hours, others may be completed in as little as half an hour.

During your first appointment, your doctor may give you an idea of how long your treatment or therapy sessions will last. Because of the side effects of chemotherapy, patients must undergo frequent blood tests to ensure that a chemotherapy session may be conducted. The blood testing is typically done a day before the planned chemotherapy appointment. If the blood levels are not acceptable, the chemotherapy appointment may be cancelled as well.

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