Medical Oncology

Medical Oncology

Our medical oncologists provide medical treatment and supportive care throughout all cancer stages. The oncologist also coordinates with other specialists to provide the patient multifaceted cancer treatment.

Conditions treated by our medical oncologists are as follows-

  • Breast cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Carcinoma
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Oral cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Tumors in the brain, thyroid and pituitary glands


The medical oncologist provides non-surgical therapy for cancer patients. Firstly, the stage of cancer is assessed and then a treatment plan is made accordingly. The oncologist provides anti-cancer drugs and other therapy forms, alongside counselling and palliative care for the patient.

Cancer is treated by our medical oncologists through chemotherapy, immunotherapy/biological therapy, hormone therapy and targeted therapy. To essentially combat cancer and prevent it from spreading further; surgery combined with chemotherapy and radiation is the most effective treatment.

Chemotherapy relies on drugs to destroy the cancer cells and prevent further metastasizing or spreading within. While radiotherapy targets the cancer cells in affected areas, chemotherapy is effective for the whole body.   

Biological therapy or immunotherapy triggers the body’s immune system to fight and destroy tumors and cancer cells. This is induced by vaccines, gene therapy, monoclonal antibodies and other agents to restore the body’s ability to fight cancer cells.

Hormone therapy involves the manipulation of the endocrine glands by administering specific hormones or drugs which can control the production of antagonist cells. It is particularly employed in treating breast cancer, wherein the estrogen count is lowered and blocked from reaching the breast cancer cells. Affected endocrine organs can also be surgically removed under hormone therapy.

Targeted therapy makes use of drugs that block the metastasis and growth of cancer cells. They directly target the carcinogenic or cancerous molecules and tumors.