Medical Oncology deals with the prevention, diagnostic clarification and drug therapy of tumour diseases. Together with tumour surgery and radiotherapy, medical oncology aims to remove the entire tumour tissue, or if this is no longer possible, to reduce and control the tumour with the objective of maintaining the patients' quality of life and prolonging their life expectancy. In addition to a specific tumour-targeted therapy, supportive and palliative treatment as well as aftercare of cancer patients is very important
The medical oncology department is categorised into two categories namely:
Oncology Outpatient Clinic
Here a consultant oncologist/ haematologist will go through your diagnosis, full history, staging of the cancer, consult a whole team of experts in a multidisciplinary team meeting to ensure that you receive treatment tailored to your specific diagnosis. The oncologist will provide you with medical care throughout your treatment and provide follow up care after your treatment. There will be support for you 24/7 to manage all side effects of treatment to ensure that you receive efficient and effective treatment.
The chemotherapy ward provides care for patients receiving chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormonal therapy, blood transfusions, injections and other forms of cancer treatments. Our multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, physiotherapists and occupational therapist are available to provide expert care. All staff work with one goal in mind which is to provide excellent clinical and nursing care delivered compassionately to patients.
Why Choose Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
- Multi-disciplinary team approach: regular tumour board meetings are held to determine the best possible therapy for each patient. Various medical specialists come together at these meetings to discuss treatment options for new or existing tumour patients and plan their therapies. The tumour board members include specialists from medical oncology, haematology, radiation oncology, pathology, visceral and thoracic surgery, gynaecology, urology, ENT, neurosurgery, neurology, gastroenterology, nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology
- Private patient rooms for chemotherapy
- Specialist nurse for treatment administration
- Customized treatment plans for each patient
- Detailed explanations and guidance for the patients and the families on the treatment plan
At the oncology unit at Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, we cover a wide range of services and treat several conditions, especially where patients have got a solid tumour in their body
These services include
- Breast tumours (Breast cancer)
- Female reproductive organs (ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer)
- Respiratory system organs / lung cancer
- Gastrointestinal Cancer (oesophageal, stomach, colon and rectum cancer, pancreatic cancer)
- Kidneys and efferent urinary passages, prostate and testicular tumours
- Head and neck in addition to Thyroids (brain tumours, ORL tumours)
- Soft tissue (Sarcoma)
- Tumours of the blood and lymphatic system
- Lymphoma, Myeloma, chronic leukemia
At Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, we aim to have customised and personalised treatment plans for our patients based on the illness and the treatment plan needed and agreed on by our MDT committee
Below is a list of therapies that we use based on the treatment plan of each and every patient?
- Molecular directed (targeted) therapies
- Endocrine (hormone) therapy
- Supportive therapy (incl. transfusions)
- Palliative care
At Mediclinic Parkview Cancer Centre, our main aim is to make sure patients are given all the support that they need, let it be for the cancer treatment or any other supporting service that can be key in the treatment plan. Therefore we make sure patients are backed up and surrounded with care in any aspect they might need.
Below is a list of the supporting services that can be of great support and help when prescribed by the oncologist