The branch of medicine that deals with cancer is known as oncology. Oncology aims at preventing, diagnosing and treating all forms of cancer. Oncology however does not focus much on preventing the disease as the exact causes of cancer are still not known yet. However, an oncologist does try his or her utmost best to make sure that the person who is diagnosed with cancer does not lose their life to the disease. This is the most important role of an oncologist after diagnosis is complete. There are several types of oncologist each of whom treat cancer in a different way. For example, a radiation oncologist treats cancer using radiation therapy whereas a medical oncologist treats cancer using chemotherapy. There are many other types of oncologists as well including a surgical oncologist, a gynecological oncologist and a pediatric oncologist among others. Oncologists have a large variety of responsibilities including explaining the diagnosis of the cancer properly to the family of the patient as well as to the patient himself, dealing with the treatment of the cancer and recommending the best options as well as helping the patient manage the pain as well as side effects from the treatment. Common cancers include lung cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer as well as prostate cancer. Lybrate has compassionate oncologists who care about your problems and have all the resources to treat them as well right here in Ludhiana. Lybrate’s oncologists in Ludhiana care about your problems and are therefore are very committed to minimizing the pain you suffer from such disease. So subscribe to Lybrate’s network of great oncologists today, so that you can get access to them right in Ludhiana. The best oncologists Lybrate has are listed above in Ludhiana.
An oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT ONCOLOGIST?
A surgical oncologist treats cancer by way of performing biopsies and removing tumors with surgeries.
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF ONCOLOGIST?
The oncologist discusses and recommends relevant treatment options suited to the type and stage of cancer.
COMMON PROBLEMS YOU SHOULD SEE ONCOLOGIST FOR
A pediatric oncologist treats cancer in children and leukemia, osteosarcoma and brain tumors are some of the common cancers that affect children.
DID YOU KNOW?
The five most common types of cancers to kill women worldwide are( in order of frequency) : breast, lung, stomach, colorectal and cervical.
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