Medical Oncology

Medical oncology aims to provide the best possible outcome for cancer patients, whether that is cure, or palliation and prolongation of good quality life. Medical oncologists also provide counselling for patients and their families.

Their work role includes:

  • diagnosing cancers
  • discussing treatment options with patients
  • arranging and supervising drug treatment and therapies including the management of any complications that may arise
  • supporting patients and overseeing their care, including their lives after treatment

The Medical oncologist of our hospital treats patients who have localised or metastatic malignancy in need of systemic therapy. He also treats patients whose cancer has potentially been cured by surgery but for whom further therapy improves their outlook. Facilities of our Chemotherapy Unit are often used for such treatment.