Oncology (Cancer) - Related Treatments and Services

Treatments are designed depending on each individual's diagnosis. Oncologists specialise in various treatment approaches. Many of these treatments may be combined for the most optimal outcome.

The spectrum of oncological care includes:

Cancer screening

Cancer screening is the process of detecting cancer before symptoms appear and to identify cancer in its early stages when there is still a good chance of cure.

Haematologic oncology

Treatments involve a combination of chemotherapy and blood-based transplants.

Medical oncology

Treatment involves using drugs to treat cancer.

Paediatric oncology

Treatments are tailored for children with cancer.

Palliative care

Care focuses on symptom control, quality of life and pain management.

  • Advance care planning
  • Cancer pain management
  • Discharge and home care planning
  • End-of-life care

Radiation oncology

Treatment involves the use of intense beams of energy to kill cancer cells.

Surgical oncology

Treatment involves the physical removal of tumours from the body. The procedures include:

Cancer rehabilitation

The cancer rehabilitation process involves helping people with cancer restore their physical and emotional well-being.

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