Cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the body which divide uncontrollably forming tumours. Tumours are lumps or growths.

At Mediclinic UAE, we understand the challenges and complexities associated with cancer. Our dedicated oncology team is here to provide comprehensive cancer treatment and compassionate care, tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Understanding Oncology

Oncology is the medical specialty that focuses on diagnosing and treating cancer. At Mediclinic UAE, our oncology services encompass a wide range of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options. Our expert oncologists employ state-of-the-art technology and personalized treatment plans to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

What is Cancer, and How Do Oncologists Diagnose and Treat It?

Cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the body, dividing uncontrollably and forming tumors. Tumors can be classified into benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) types. Malignant tumors have the potential to invade surrounding tissues and spread to other parts of the body. Early detection through regular cancer tests can significantly improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment. Oncologists play a crucial role in diagnosing and treating cancer. They diagnose cancer through various methods, including imaging tests, blood tests, and biopsy procedures.

Not all tumors are cancerous. Tumors can be classified as either benign or malignant according to the type of cell from which the tumor formed after undergoing a biopsy procedure.

What is the difference between benign and malignant tumours?

Benign tumours:

  • Do not invade surrounding tissue
  • Do not spread to other parts of the body
  • Cells are not cancerous
  • Slow growing
  • Capsulated
  • Cells are normal

Malignant tumours:

  • Cancerous cells
  • Can spread to other tissue
  • Can spread to other parts of the body
  • Fast growing
  • Non capsulated
  • Cells have an abnormal shape
Malignant vs Benign Tumors

There are more than 100 types of cancer that can affect humans, each presenting with varying symptoms depending on the type. Oncologists specialize in diagnosing and treating these diverse forms of cancer.

This page has been specifically created to provide you with an understanding of the most common types of cancer, the various diagnostic techniquesoncology treatment options, and the available facilities for cancer patients at Mediclinic Middle East. Additionally, this page includes inspirational stories from patients who have gone through this journey, along with messages from our dedicated medical team.