Medical oncology

We provide a precinct wide Medical Oncology service

Medical oncology involves the use of medications to care for and treat patients. This includes patients with any types of cancer. See Cancer Types to find out more about the team and service specific to your cancer. 

Why medical oncology 

We can use medications to kill or control cancers, slow cancer growth, treat complications associated with cancer treatments, minimise the effects of cancer, and control pain and symptoms of cancer and its treatments

Treatments involving medical oncology

You may see a Medical Oncologist with us for Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy, or Immunotherapy. There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for cancer. Often, patients will have a combination of treatments for the best outcome possible. Your treatment may also include radiation therapy, surgery or blood (haematological) treatments

Your multidisciplinary medical oncology team

You may be receiving treatment for cancer. If so, a treating consultant will coordinate your treatment plan, but a range of different experts will deliver your care. Your multidisciplinary team may consist of Medical oncologists; Radiation oncologists; Surgical oncologists; Haematologists; Specialist nurse coordinators or practitioners; other doctors who are undertaking specialist training; specialist treatment nurses; Pharmacists; and Allied Health professionals such as Dietitians, Physiotherapists, Social workers, Clinical psychologists, and other support services.

Related links

Cancer Council: Oncology

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