Oncology is the study of cancer. Extended from that, it is the management of the physical psychological, spiritual and emotional aspects of cancer – for both the patients and their families.
The Department of Oncology has a comprehensive cancer care program that follows a trans-disciplinary and multi-modality approach We offer diagnosis and treatment of all solid tumors in adults. We understand Thai consiani• support provided with personalized care is essential while dealing with voríous aspects of cancer
Services which are provided in CMRI are:
- Cancer Screening Consultations
- Early Diagnosis and Cancer Prevention
- Targeted therapy
- Hormonal Therapy
- Biological Therapy
- Emotional Support
- Pain Management
- Palliative Care
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Some warning signs of cancer are listed below:
- Changes in bowel or bladder habits
- An ulcer that does not heal
- Unusual bleeding or discharge
- Thickening or a lump in any part of your body
- Indigestion or difficulty in swallowing
- Obvious change in a wart or mole
- Nagging cough or hoarseness
- Report these symptoms to your healthcare provider promptly.
Remember, this list is not exhaustive, and these symptoms do not always mean cancer, Only your doctor can make a diagnosis.
- Unexplained weight loss could be a symptom of cancer; Cancer cells use much of energy supply which can lead to weight loss. A doctor will run tests is to rule out cancer and determine if weight loss is caused by other conditions such as overactive thyroid or uncontrolled diabetes.
- The warning signs for breast cancer could be a breast lump, nipple inversion, discharge from the nipple, ulcer on the skin, or puckering on the skin or persisting lump on axial, women should start self-breast examination from the age of 20. Tell your doctor about any breast changes, she will examine and may order tests such as Mammography, Ultrasound, MRI and biopsy if required.
- See a doctor if you see blood in any wrong place. Blood in stools may be due to Hemorrhoids/infection or maybe a sign of colon cancer Blood in the urine may be mistaken in women as menstrual blood but it could be a symptom of bladder or kidney cancer. Vaginal bleeding in between, periods or after menopause may be a sign of cervical/ uterine/ ovarian cancer. Coughing out’ blood may be a sign of throat cr lung cancer. Blood in vomiting is usually seen in cancers of a food pipe or stomach.
- Chemotherapy is the drug used to treat cancer. Mostly delivered through veins. Some may be given as tablets or regional injections. You will often hear chemotherapy called chemo but it is the same as chemotherapy.
- There may be some pain while inserting the Intravenous cannular. Most Drugs do not cause pain unless ‘here IS leakage under the skin. Some drugs can cause body aches within a few days of injection. Though most of the chemotherapies do not cause pain they may lead to tiredness, hair loss, reduced appetite, and altered taste as side effects of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy causes a decrease in blood cells leaving you susceptible to infections. Hence it is important to take precautions to prevent infections during chemotherapy.
- Chemotherapy might cause loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or mouth ulcers. The following tips on eating; may help you to overcome some of these side effects.
- Get a little bit of exercise before your meals and take a walk.