What is Medical Oncology?
Medical oncology is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on treating cancer. There are two other types of clinical oncologists - surgical oncologists and radiation oncologists. In most cases, when a person is diagnosed with cancer, medical oncologist takes charge of the patient's overall care through all phases of the disease.
Who is Medical Oncologist ?
A doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy. A medical oncologist often is the main health care provider for someone who has cancer. A medical oncologist also gives supportive care and may coordinate treatment given by other specialists.
Department of Medical Oncology at Nepal Cancer Hospital& Research Centre Pvt. Ltd, offers highest quality and advanced oncology care in a supportive and compassionate environment to all our patientsto advance the treatment and prevention of cancers through innovative research. Our mission is to achieve excellence in clinical and basic research, and cancer treatment through multidisciplinary collaboration with surgical and radiation oncology specialists. Our patientsis taken care by highly qualified and experienced Medical Oncologists, Pediatric Oncologists and Hematologist, who works full time for this institute.
Our facilities are available to undertakeoutpatients' Chemotherapy in specialized day care units. The hospital's medical oncology department includes specially trained nursing staff that assists in administration of Chemotherapy, in both Day Care as well as Inpatients. Chemotherapy Drug mixing is done at a separately designated area, under laminar air flow, to ensure patient & staff safety to prevent health hazards. In order to make administration of chemotherapy safe and more patient friendly, use of central catheters and ports is a routine in the department.
Our sole focus is to cure cancer. We follow the current standards of care and protocols for each type and stage of cancer. The strategies for early diagnosis, treatment management, rehabilitation, pain relief and terminal care have been established in a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach for cancer care.
The hallmark of Cancer Care at NCHRC is the Tumour Board Clinic (Multispeciality Clinic). Experts from Medical, Surgical and Radiation Oncology as well as Radiology, Pathology and all concerned allied specialities discuss each case and formulate a multimodality treatment plan for the patients.
Our medical oncologists have a vast experience and often employ immunotherapy, targeted therapy in combination with chemotherapy to more effectively treat cancer.