Oncology is a branch of medicine that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and management of cancer. The main divisions of oncology are:
An oncologist may also be called a cancer specialist.
Oncologists will design appropriate treatment based on:
The goal of treatment is to remove the cancer cells from the body and prevent the cancer from spreading.
Throughout the course of your cancer treatment, you could see different types of oncologists:
There are four main types of oncological conditions (cancer):
A tumour is a mass of cells that serves no purpose in the function of the body.
A benign tumour is non-cancerous. It is made up of cells that will not invade other tissues and organs of the body, although it may grow abnormally.
A malignant tumour is another name for cancer. It is composed of cells that invade or spread to other parts of the body, either by directly growing into neighbouring organs or tissues, or by spreading to other parts of the body through the blood or lymphatic system (metastasising).
Mount Elizabeth Hospitals offer comprehensive and personalised care for patients with cancer.
Working in multidisciplinary teams and armed with modern technology, well-appointed facilities, we take an evidence-based, holistic approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Our specialists span the spectrum of cancer care:
Mount Elizabeth Hospitals work closely with Parkway Cancer Centre to provide a suite of cancer treatments for our patients in Singapore and from the region. Our multidisciplinary team consists of skilled doctors, nurses, counsellors and paramedical professionals.
We are committed to help you achieve optimal clinical outcomes and win the fight against cancer.