About Medical Oncology and Oncologist
Medical oncologists are doctors who are trained in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy. A medical oncologist along with many other in the team often takes the lead role as primary physician for cancer patients.
Cancer is usually a complex disease and often requires a multidisciplinary approach. Most cancers today have standardized international guidelines for treatment, but still, all patients should be assessed by a team of doctors who are involved in the treatment so that a personalized treatment plan for each individual patient can be drafted. As many cancers require more than one modality for treatment, they benefit from such an approach where the whole treatment plan is laid at the beginning.
Facilities available at Horizon Hospital
Horizon hospital has collaboration with National Institute of Blood Diseases and Bone Marrow Transplantation. They have established full service in the hospital to treat lymphoma, leukaemias and all other blood dyscrasias as well as to undertake bone marrow transplantation.
For solid tumours the hospital has a dedicated medical oncologist who looks after the full spectrum of patients management from initial counselling, treatment planning & delivery to the follow up. Patients are treated as an OPD and receive their chemotherapy in a chemobay. In-patient facility and care is availble for those who require longer course of treatment.