Oncology is the branch of medicine in which doctors are responsible for treating patients with cancer. Not only are they responsible for treating patients with cancer, they also have to diagnose the disease as quickly as possible and they also have to prevent it by making groups who are at risk of cancer aware of the activities which are going to make them more likely to get cancer. These activities include drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco. There are various methods to treat cancer. They include medical methods such as hormone therapy and chemotherapy. Surgical methods are also common in treating cancers such as breast cancer. When breast cancer is treated using surgical methods, it is known as a mastectomy. There are also methods to treat cancer using radiation. These are known as radiation therapies. What happens in a radiation therapy is that high doses of radiation are used to destroy cancer cells. Due to all the various methods that oncologists use to treat various cancers, there are various types of oncologists including a surgical oncologist, a radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist among other oncologists such as a pediatric oncologist. Oncologists treat cancers such as skin cancer, stomach cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer and cervical cancer. Lybrate’s vast network of doctors are aware of all of these methods of treatment and also know which method is best for each type of cancer which makes them one of the best options if they are available in Chandigarh. Lybrate’s doctors are compassionate and care for you which is why all of them who are in Chandigarh will be able to not only treat the cancer effectively but will make talking to them a pleasing experience. So subscribe to Lybrate’s network today and you will get access to all of our oncologists in Chandigarh. Above are the oncologists listed by Lybrate in Chandigarh.
An oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT ONCOLOGIST?
An oncologist also treats cervix cancer, ovary cancer, prostate cancer and blood cancer, among others.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF ONCOLOGIST?
An oncologist provides mental and emotional support to cancer patients.
COMMON PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD SEE ONCOLOGIST FOR
A gastrointestinal oncologist focuses on cancers of the stomach, colon, rectum, liver , gall bladder, anal canal and pancreas.
DID YOU KNOW?
One in eight deaths in the world are caused by cancer and it causes more death than malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis combined.
Why is Cancer the biggest Threat to the YOUNG in India?
There are fewer Indians who have successfully battled Cancer and have emerged successful. Yuvraj Singh, the legendary cricketer, who was diagnosed with a rare cancer at 29, survived due to an early detection. Cancer cases in India are not as many as they are in the developed world. However, due to late detection the survival rate in the country is far worse. Particularly, we are losing our youth to Cancer. Most tobacco (pan masala) related cancers and child cancers go undetected until very late. Few cancers like cervical cancer and breast cancer which affect women of any age, are curable, however, due to lack of awareness and timely screening, many Indian women succumb to these cancers. The most common sites for cancer among men are lung, prostate, colon, rectum, stomach and liver while that among women are breast, colon, rectum, lung, cervix and stomach. In proportion to our population, we lack the right infrastructure nationwide. esp in the northern and north eastern region, there is a dearth of good cancer facilities, where radiation, care or treatment can be given. Not even one third of cancer patients are alive beyond 5 years after their diagnosis in India, and about 71% of cancer deaths occur in patients in their prime productive years — between the ages of 30 to 69 years. Most Indians believe that cancer is generally incurable and that it should be kept secret from neighbors and family."" - Dr Paul Goss