This division features state-of-the-art facilities for the treatment and management of all malignancies of the urologic tract. Bladder, prostate, and testicular cancer are among the most common cancers treated at the hospital.
Thoracic oncology focuses on intrathoracic cancers—cancers of the chest area—and includes such malignancies as esophageal cancer, small cell and non-small lung cancer and mesothelioma. A thoracic oncologist may also be involved in research to develop more effective treatments for these diseases.
Gynecologic oncology offer an integrated approach to the diagnosis and surgical management of cancerous and noncancerous (benign) conditions of the female reproductive system. These include cervical cancer, endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cancer, pelvic masses, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer and vulvar cancer.
Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) surgery is a two-step procedure that treats certain cancers in the abdomen. Cancerous tumors are surgically removed, and then heated chemotherapy drugs are applied directly inside the abdomen to eliminate the remaining cancerous cells.
This division takes care of all GI malignancies in oesophagus, liver, colon, pancreas rectum and anus.
Cancer can be treated in several ways and often treatments are also combined. Which treatment is applied differs from patient to patient. The three most commonly used treatments are: surgery (i.e. via a surgical procedure), radiotherapy (i.e. via radiation) and medicinal (i.e. via medicines).
Oncology surgery is surgery performed when a cancer is diagnosed. Oncological surgery is highly specialized. Depending on the organ affected, another specialist will be consulted to ensure optimal treatment.
Radiation therapy is the medical treatment technique that works with radiation.
Medical oncology mainly deals with the drug treatment of cancer. This includes four major categories: