Oncology is a branch of medicine that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and management of cancer. The main divisions of oncology are:
An oncologist may also be called a cancer specialist.
Oncologists will design appropriate treatment based on:
The goal of treatment is to remove the cancer cells from the body and prevent the cancer from spreading.
Throughout the course of your cancer treatment, you could see different types of oncologists:
There are four main types of oncological conditions (cancer):
A tumour is a mass of cells that serves no purpose in the function of the body.
A benign tumour is non-cancerous. It is made up of cells that will not invade other tissues and organs of the body, although it may grow abnormally.
A malignant tumour is another name for cancer. It is composed of cells that invade or spread to other parts of the body, either by directly growing into neighbouring organs or tissues, or by spreading to other parts of the body through the blood or lymphatic system (metastasising).
A cancer diagnosis cancer is an emotionally, physically and psychologically draining journey for both the patient and carer.
At Gleneagles Hospital, our experienced oncologists work hand-in-hand with a team of surgeons, radiotherapists, specialty nurses and counsellors to provide holistic care that supports you throughout your treatment.
We offer a comprehensive range of treatments including:
We are supported by the Parkway Cancer Centre at Gleneagles Hospital.
Established for more than 60 years in Singapore, Gleneagles Hospital provides trusted healthcare with the needs of our patients in mind. Our oncologists work with surgeons, radiotherapists, specialty nurses and counsellors to provide holistic care to you.
We aim to help you navigate cancer treatment with success and regain your quality of life.