Treatments

The three most common treatments for cancer are surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

These may be applied on their own or in combination with one other. A multidisciplinary team works together to determine, prescribe and deliver the treatment you need. This team consists of a surgeon, radiation oncologist and medical oncologist – as well as medical physicists, radiation therapists, social workers and nursing sisters. Your diagnoses [the type and stage of cancer], possible side effects, your preferences and overall health will determine your treatment options.

Feel free to ask us any questions – at any stage of your journey. Our staff is specially trained to assist you in any way possible, and this includes referring you to counsellors, dieticians and social workers.

Chemotherapy

Treatment that uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing. Chemotherapy may be...

Radiotherapy

3dimensional Radiotherapy 3D conformal radiation therapy is a cancer treatment that shapes the radiation beams to match the shape of the tumor. In the past,...

Brachytherapy

This type of radiation therapy allows the doctor to give a higher total dose of radiation in a shorter time than is possible with external…

Stereotactic Radio

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a non-surgical radiation therapy used to treat functional abnormalities and small tumors of the brain. It can deliver precisely-targeted radiation in...