Cancer treatment comprises the use of medications, radiation and surgery to cure, reduce or stop the progression of cancer.
There are several treatment options for cancer available. The treatment selection is based on the following criteria:
- Type and extent of tumour involvement (tumour factor, staging)
- Treatment goals
- Patient characteristics (health status, age, co-morbids)
- Evidence and guidelines
- Patient preference
Gamma Knife RadiosurgeryGamma Knife Radiosurgery is a non-invasive neurosurgery procedure. It is the Gold Standard in radiosurgery treatment for individuals with small to medium brain tumors, abnormal blood vessel formations, and more.
Gamma Knife ICON is a state-of-the-art radiosurgery machine which allows specialists to treat brain tumor and other conditions with less complications. ... Read more
Elekta Versa HD - Linear Accelerator (LINAC)Elekta Versa HD - Linear Accelerator (LINAC) provide advanced radiation therapy system such as:
- Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
- Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
- Stereotactic Radiotherapy (SRT)
- Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) for Surgical OncologyCancer surgery is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of tumours. While it may be among the oldest forms of cancer treatment, it remains effective in the treatment of many forms of cancer.
In contrast to open surgery, MIS employs a number of techniques to perform surgeries with less injury or damage to the body. This is accomplished by making the smallest incisions possible to access the site of surgery.... Read more
ChemotherapyChemotherapy is a form of cancer treatment that utilises drugs to kill cancer cells. The medications may be administered orally or intravenously. Different types of drugs may be administered simultaneously or sequentially.
Chemotherapy, which is used to treat many types of cancer, works by slowing or stopping the rapid growth and proliferation of cancer cells.... Read more
Hormonal TherapyHormonal therapy is a treatment used to slow or stop the growth of hormone-fueled cancers. It uses surgery or drugs to block the natural hormones of the body. Surgery involves the removal of hormone-producing organs such as the ovaries or testes, while drugs may be administered intravenously or orally.... Read more
ImmunotherapyImmunotherapy is a cancer treatment that assists the immune system fight cancer. It uses substances created by the body or in a lab to boost the immune system's ability to attack cancer cells.... Read more
Biological Targeted TherapyTargeted therapy is a form of cancer treatment that targets proteins responsible for the growth, proliferation and spread of cancer cells.
While standard chemotherapy works by destroying cancer cells and some healthy cells, targeted therapy focuses on specific targets (molecules) in cancer cells. ... Read more
Palliative carePalliative care is specialised care aimed at improving the quality of life of patients with serious or life-threatening diseases, such as cancer.
Palliative care is typically provided by palliative care specialists, who are healthcare practitioners with specialised knowledge with certification in palliative care. ... Read more
Some cancer patients may only receive one treatment. However, the majority of patients receive a combination of therapies. It is normal to feel confused and overwhelmed when thinking about cancer treatments. However, you can speak to your doctors to learn more about the type of treatments available to help you feel in check.
Gleneagles Hospital works with oncologists to assist patients through cancer treatment. The caring and multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals are available for consultation and to provide the best care.