Oncology

The oncology program provides treatment of cancers afflicting infants, adults and children. The oncology department provides treatment for cancer patients ranging from leukaemia to sarcoma.

Oncology – Medical Procedures

Active surveillance for prostate cancer

Active surveillance for prostate cancer — Overview covers definition, risks and what to expect.
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BRCA gene test for breast cancer

BRCA gene test — Overview covers definition, results of testing for specific breast cancer genes.
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Barium enema

Barium enema — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this exam to detect colon disease.
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Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration

Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration — Overview covers definition, risks, results of these procedures.
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Breast MRI

Breast MRI — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this breast cancer test.
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Breast biopsy

Breast biopsy — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this breast cancer test.
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Breast reconstruction with flap surgery

Breast reconstruction with flap surgery — Overview covers definition, risks, results of autologous breast reconstruction.
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Breast self-exam for breast awareness

Breast self-exam for breast awareness — Overview describes benefits and instructions for increasing your breast awareness.
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CA 125 test

CA 125 test — Overview covers definition, preparation, results of this cancer blood test.
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CT scan

CT scan — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this imaging procedure.
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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy — Overview covers definition, risks, what to expect during cancer chemotherapy treatment.
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Chemotherapy for breast cancer

Chemotherapy for breast cancer — Comprehensive overview covers risks, what to expect from this cancer treatment.
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Colectomy

Colectomy — Overview covers what to expect, risks, preparation for colon surgery.
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Cryotherapy for prostate cancer

Cryotherapy for prostate cancer — Overview covers risks, what to expect, results of this cancer treatment.
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Endoscopic mucosal resection

Endoscopic mucosal resection — Overview describes procedure for diagnosing, treating lesions in the digestive tract.
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External beam radiation for prostate cancer

External beam radiation for prostate cancer — Overview covers risks, what to expect and results.
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Gastric bypass surgery

Gastric bypass surgery is a type of weight-loss surgery. It's important to understand risks and results of gastric bypass and other types of bariatric …
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HPV test

HPV test — Overview covers risks, results of this test for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
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Hormone therapy for breast cancer

Hormone therapy for breast cancer — Overview covers why it's done, risks and results.
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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer — Overview covers risks, what to expect and results
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Kidney biopsy

Kidney biopsy — Overview covers definition, risks, results for this procedure to examine kidney tissue.
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Liver biopsy

Liver biopsy — Overview covers definition, risks, preparation, results for this procedure to examine liver tissue.
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Lumpectomy

Lumpectomy — Overview covers definition, preparation, risks, results of this breast-conserving surgical procedure.
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Lung cancer screening

Lung cancer screening — Find out who should consider lung CT for lung cancer screening.
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Magnetic resonance elastography

Magnetic resonance elastography — Learn about this new, noninvasive imaging test used to evaluate the severity of certain liver diseases.
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Mammogram

Mammogram — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this breast cancer X-ray test.
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Mastectomy

Mastectomy — Overview covers definition, preparation, risks of this breast cancer surgery.
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Mohs surgery

Mohs surgery — Comprehensive overview covers definition, risks, what to expect during this skin cancer procedure.
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Needle biopsy

Common needle biopsy procedures include fine-needle aspiration and core needle biopsy.
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Oral cancer screening

Oral cancer screening — Comprehensive overview covers benefits and limitations of tests to detect mouth cancer.
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PSA test

PSA test — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this test for signs of prostate cancer.
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Pap smear

Pap smear — Overview covers risks, results of this cervical cancer detection procedure.
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Positron emission tomography (PET) scan

Positron emission tomography (PET) scan — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this imaging test.
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Prostate biopsy

Prostate biopsy — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this procedure to detect prostate cancer.
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Prostate brachytherapy

Prostate brachytherapy — Comprehensive overview covers definition, risks, results of prostate cancer brachytherapy.
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Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this cancer treatment.
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Radiation therapy for breast cancer

Radiation therapy for breast cancer — Comprehensive overview covers definition, what to expect from this treatment.
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Sentinel node biopsy

Sentinel node biopsy — Overview covers definition, risks, results of procedure to detect cancer spread.
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Skin biopsy

Skin biopsy — Overview covers definition, risks and what to expect during this skin test.
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Urine cytology

Urine cytology — Overview covers definition, results of this urinary tract and bladder cancer test.
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