Medical Oncology is a modality of treatment in cancer care which uses Chemotherapy, Targeted Therapy, Hormonal Therapy and Immunotherapy to treat cancer in an effective manner.
The department of Medical Oncology works in conjunction with Surgical Oncology and Radiation Oncology to offers state-of-the-art treatment facilities for patients suffering from all solid organ cancers.
Our medical oncologists have a commitment to your wellbeing. We offer high quality care in a compassionate manner that considers you — not your cancer — as our first priority.
Medical oncologists at our hospital are trained from one of the best centers in the country and have treated thousands of patients. With their levels of expertise and knowledge, they are able to minimise the risk of additional complications and side effects during cancer treatment.
Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy works in a pattern of stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells, which grow and divide quickly. But it can also harm quickly dividing healthy cells, such as those that lie in the mouth and intestines or cause hair to grow. Damage to healthy cells may cause side effects.
Immunotherapy sometimes called biotherapy (biological therapy) works with the immune system to treat cancer. The immune system is the body’s defense mechanism. When it detects a threat, it reacts. We call this the immune response.
A strong immune system works to seek and destroy damaged and abnormal cells. Sometimes, the immune system isn’t strong enough on its own. Immunotherapy enhances the actions of the immune system to fight cancer cells.
Targeted therapy is a cancer treatment that uses drugs. It works by targeting the cancer’s specific genes, proteins, or the tissue environment that contributes to cancer growth and survival. It is different from traditional chemotherapy in the way that it works on specific targets and hence the side effects are less.
Chemotherapy may be given alone or with other treatments. You may get treatment every day, every week, or every month. You may have breaks between treatments so that your body has a chance to build new healthy cells.