Medical Oncologists – Providing the Best Chemotherapy for Cancer Treatment
Medical oncology is a modality of treatment for cancer that uses hormonal therapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy to treat cancer effectively. This mode of medical oncology treatment usually works in conjunction with radiation therapy and surgical oncology in order to give the best clinical outcomes for the patients.
A medical oncologist is also known as a cancer specialist that aims to provide the best possible outcome for cancer patients, whether that outcome is a cure or prolongation of good quality life. They also provide counseling for patients and their families. Medical oncologists are trained to work as a part of a multidisciplinary team who are able to advise on all aspects of medical oncology treatment. This includes surgical oncology, radiotherapy, and systemic therapies.
Their work role includes:-
What diseases are treated by a Medical Oncologists?
Some types of cancers treated by oncologists are:-
Apart from these, medical oncologist also treats many other forms of cancer in the human body.
What Procedures are Performed by Medical Oncologists?
What are the Side Effects of Medical Oncology Treatment?
Specialty Areas of Interest
What Lab Investigations are Associated with Medical Oncology?
How to Become a Certified Medical Oncologist?
To become a qualified and certified medical oncology specialist, a doctor must receive five & a half years of training in M.B.B.S from a medical college. After M.B.B.S, a doctor has to undertake a postgraduate course in internal medicine which if of three years, followed by a super specialization degree in Medical oncology.
Dr. Divaanshu Gupta
Dr. Divaanshu Gupta is a cardiac anaesthesiologist in Manipal Hospital, Jaipur. He has done his M.B.B.S. as well as M.D. Anaesthesia from S.M.S. Medical College. He has a vast experience of working in various critical care units of government as well as corporate hospitals.