The department of Medical Oncology at the Citizens Specialty Hospital is equipped with advanced techniques for diagnosing and treating all types of cancer. At the hospital, extensively experienced oncology specialists perform chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and hormonal therapy. The department offers the latest medical facilities to monitor the efficacy of the treatment during and after the treatment. In addition, the medical staff develops customized treatment plans catering to the needs of individual patients.
The doctors in the medical oncology department work in coordination with the radiation oncology and surgical oncology department specialists to determine the best medical care for the patient to improve their chances of living a disease-free and longer life.
Immunotherapy strengthens the immune system of the body to fight against cancer cells. It either stimulates the immune system or makes the cancer cells more vulnerable to attack by immune cells. It...
Hormonal therapy is an effective treatment option for certain types of cancer. Some cancer cells require hormones for growth and division. Hormonal therapy aims to reduce the availability of hormones...
Chemotherapy involves delivering a drug to kill cancer cells. These drugs interfere with cell division and do not allow cancer cells to divide. Chemotherapy may be used alone or with surgery or...
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There are several treatment options available in medical oncology. Some of them are:
Chemotherapy is one of the important treatment options in the management of cancer. As soon as the cancer is diagnosed, the doctor develops a treatment strategy for the patient based on the type and stage of the cancer. If the patient delays or stops the treatment, cancer may progress to the next stage, and more aggressive treatment is required.
The side effects of treatment in medical oncology are based on the type and stage of cancer and the type of treatment options used. Some of the common side effects are:
The patients may require around 6-12 months to completely recover from the side effects of chemotherapy. To improve the speed of therapy, the oncologists advise the patients to enroll themselves in the rehabilitation program. Several activities in the rehabilitation center, such as yoga, meditation, exercise, and psychological and diet counseling, assist the patient in improving their quality of life and managing the side effects of chemotherapy.