There’s probably no one in the entire world who is unknown to the word ‘Cancer’. This dreaded disease has taken down so many lives, dreams, families, and aspirations. Unfortunately, this disease has found a strong foothold in our unhealthy lifestyles, even if we try our best to eat right and stay healthy. While today there are much more effective and advanced means for the detection, treatment and cure for cancer, the number of people who are afflicted with this terrible ailment also, unfortunately, is drastically increasing.
Oncology is a division within healthcare sciences that deals with the diagnosis and cure of cancer. Led by a tremendous amount of study and research, experimentations, and expertise, this branch of healthcare also aims to prevent cancer by educating people about the importance of pre-emptive measures, leading a healthy lifestyle and helping them reduce their exposure to risk factors such as tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, pollution, and other types of carcinogens (cancer-causing agents).
The apt treatment plan for cancer or patient management is often discussed intrinsically in multidisciplinary cancer conferences where doctors and practitioners from various subspecialties come to explore the best possible means of curing cancer. These people include - Medical Oncologists, Oncology Doctors, Radiation Oncologists, Radiologists, Surgical Oncologists, Pathologists, and organ specific oncologists. They discuss extensively about the ways and means of managing individual patient cases while considering the social, physical, emotional, psychological, and financial status of the patient.
Cancer management, since its inception, has been a continuously evolving field with newer technological advancements coming into play each day. Oncologists need to be aware and updated with the times, and developments in cancer research. At Aster Hospitals, we know that every life is precious and our department is a step forward in the right direction to bringing the ultimate care and confidence in every treatment regime that we do, especially when it comes to a life-threatening disease like cancer.
Our lifestyle, regardless of how modern it is, is a conundrum of unhealthy habits, ignorant practices, and much more. And a lot of these elements only add to the risks of developing cancer. For example, we all are aware that smoking is one of the number one causes of cancer, but yet so many of us indulge in this unhealthy habit. Some of the most common reasons for cancer germination and development are:
Some of the most common types of cancer are:
General Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the prevention and diagnosis of cancer, as well as cancer treatment. The department offers comprehensive care for the management of all types of cancers, in both adults and children. Patients are also provided dietary advice and rehabilitation services, if required. Open discussions on all treatment options are available; the objective of treatment- whether it is curative, palliative, and the prevention of recurrence and expected outcomes are encouraged to be discussed as well.
The three main divisions:
In times when quality healthcare is the prime need of the hour, Aster Hospitals’ state-of-the-art healthcare infrastructure and expert panel of doctors, clinicians, and technicians, ensure that every patient is given undivided attention. With a treatment philosophy that’s driven on a fine blend of science and expertise, research and study, and care and commitment, we are dedicated to making the world a happier, healthier place. A prodigy of the same philosophy, our doctors hold impressive records replete with laurels, and have had thousands of happy patients and counting.
Aster Hospitals is constantly seeking new opportunities to set bigger yardsticks with advanced progress. Present in over 9 countries, Aster Hospitals is probably one of the world's most rapidly growing healthcare chains and well-recognized cancer hospitals. Offering a wide range of healthcare services, Aster Hospitals boasts a diverse team of highly-skilled healthcare professionals and medical infrastructure capable of end-to-end disease detection and cure. Headquartered in Dubai, Aster now encompasses 17,600+ employees, 2296 doctors with several JCI accredited Hospitals, clinics and Diagnostic Centres. Each of the Group’s verticals is a symbol of distinction, driven by the commitment to build a healthier tomorrow and to take healthcare to the next level of excellence.