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).
Cancer is a challenging experience, not just physically, but emotionally as well. Our team of oncologists and other cancer specialists make it their goal to support you every step of the way.
From diagnosis and treatment, we take a person-centred approach to care, tailored to your condition, preferences and needs.
Oncological care services include:
Parkway East Hospital takes a patient-centred approach to care for you throughout your cancer journey, from diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Conveniently located in the east of Singapore, we provide holistic, customised treatment in a caring environment to support you on your road to recovery.