Cancer & Oncology

Cancer & Oncology

What Happens In Oncology

The oncology department specializes in the diagnosis, management and treatment of cancer. Most hospitals are also involved in research and participate in cancer clinical trials to test new forms of treatments on willing patients. The oncology department offers a variety of cancer treatments such as cancer drugs, biological targeted therapies, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Oncology closely liaises with the department of surgery (if surgery is required - surgeons can specialize in surgical oncology, that is the removal of cancerous tumors), the pain clinic (helping patients cope with chronic pain), radiology, dieticians and social workers.

What Is Treated In Oncology

Common Cancers:
Colon cancer.
Rectum cancer.
Breast cancer.
Prostate cancer.
Lung cancer.
Less frequently:
Brain tumors.
Head and neck tumors (including thyroid cancer).
Sarcomas.
Melanoma (skin cancer).
Kidney cancer.
Cervical cancer.
Ovarian cancer.
Vaginal cancer.
Vulva cancer.
Fallopian tube cancer.
Endometrial cancer.
Hepatoma (liver cancer).
Biliary cancers.
Pancreatic cancer.
Neuroendocrine cancers.

Type Of Doctors That Treat Cancer

Medical oncologist: A doctor qualified to specialize in cancer care and treatment is called a medical oncologist. Adult oncologists prescribe, administer and monitor chemotherapy in adults. Pediatric oncologists prescribe, administer and monitor chemotherapy in infants and children. Diagnostic radiologists specialize in the use of X-rays, CT scans, bone scans, MRIs and other radiation-based techniques for diagnosing cancer. Radiation oncologists prescribe, administer and monitor radiation therapy to kill cancer cells. In some hospitals diagnostic radiologists and radiation oncologists have their own department called the department of radiation oncology.

Oncology nurses are nurses who are qualified in the care of cancer patients.

Cancer & Oncology – Medical Procedures

Testicular Cancer Treatment

Testicular Cancer Treatment

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Chronic Leukemia Treatment

Chronic Leukemia Treatment

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Colon-Bowel Cancer Treatment

Colon/Bowel Cancer Treatment

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Esophageal Cancer Treatment

Esophageal Cancer Treatment

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Laryngeal Cancer Treatment

Laryngeal Cancer Treatment

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Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

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Endometrial Cancer Treatment

Endometrial Cancer Treatment

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Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

Head and Neck Cancer Treatment

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Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas Treatment

Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas Treatment

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Radiosurgery Cancer Treatment

Radiosurgery Cancer Treatment

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High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound HIFU

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)

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Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment

Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment

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Multiple Myeloma Treatment

Multiple Myeloma Treatment

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Bile Duct Cancer Treatment

Bile Duct Cancer Treatment

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Castleman Disease Treatment

Castleman Disease Treatment

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Male Breast Cancer Treatment

Male Breast Cancer Treatment

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Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer Treatment

Paranasal Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer Treat...

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Rhabdomyosarcoma Treatment

Rhabdomyosarcoma Treatment

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Salivary Gland Cancer Treatment

Salivary Gland Cancer Treatment

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Small Intestine Cancer Treatment

Small Intestine Cancer Treatment

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Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment

Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment

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Craniopharyngioma Treatment

Craniopharyngioma Treatment

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Kaposi's Sarcoma Treatment

Kaposi's Sarcoma Treatment

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Myelodysplastic Syndromes Treatment

Myelodysplastic Syndromes Treatment

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Nasopharyngeal Cancer Treatment

Nasopharyngeal Cancer Treatment

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Primary Bone Cancer Treatment

Primary Bone Cancer Treatment

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Spinal Cord Tumor Treatment

Spinal Cord Tumor Treatment

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Treatment for Cancer of Unknown Primary CUP

Treatment for Cancer of Unknown Primary( CUP)

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Treatment of Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors

Treatment of Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor...

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Treatment of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

Treatment of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

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Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Treatment

Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Treatment

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Ependymoblastoma Treatment

Ependymoblastoma Treatment

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Gestational Trophoblastic Disease GTD

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)

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Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment

Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment

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Oligodendroglioma Treatment

Oligodendroglioma Treatment

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Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Treatment

Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Treatment

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Brainstem Glioma Treatment

Brainstem Glioma Treatment

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Choroid Plexus Tumor Treatment

Choroid Plexus Tumor Treatment

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Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor Treatment

Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor Treatm...

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Germ Cell Tumor GCT Treatment

Germ Cell Tumor (GCT) Treatment

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Medulloepithelioma Treatment

Medulloepithelioma Treatment

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Pancreatic Islet Cell Tumor Treatment

Pancreatic Islet Cell Tumor Treatment

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Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma MAC Treatment

Microcystic Adnexal Carcinoma (MAC) Treatment

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Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma Treatment

Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma Treatment

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Hormone Therapy for Cancer

Hormone Therapy for Cancer

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Central Nervous System CNS Lymphoma Treatment

Central Nervous System (CNS) Lymphoma Treatme...

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Treatment for Paraneoplastic Syndromes

Treatment for Paraneoplastic Syndromes

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Intraoperative Radiation Therapy IORT

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)

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Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy HIPEC

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HI...

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Blood Cancer

Blood is critical to life. Blood circulates v...

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Small Intestine Cancer Treatment

Small gut cancerKEY factors•  &nbs...

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Skin Cancer Treatment

Skin Cancer Treatment•        Skin cancers i...

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Breast Cancer Treatment

The Breast Cancer ­­­­­­The breast is made f...

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Cervical Cancer Treatment

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Kidney Cancer Treatment

KidneysThe kidneys are part of the urinary ma...

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Fallopian Tube Cancer Treatment

Fallopian tubesThe fallopian tubes are a par...

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Gall Bladder Cancer Treatment

The gallbladderThe gallbladder is part of the...

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Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatment

Gastrointestinal cancerGastrointestinal canc...

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Liver Cancer Treatment

LiverThe liver is a part of the digestive sys...

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Lung Cancer Treatment

LungsThe lungs are located within the chest a...

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Ovarian Cancer Treatment

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Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

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Prostate Cancer Treatment

Prostate The prostate is composed of 4 zon...

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Testicular Cancer Treatment

Testicular Cancer TreatmentThe testicles are ...

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Skin Cancer Melonoma Treatment

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