Oncology is the medical term for the investigation, treatment and prevention of cancer. An oncologist is a highly trained medical professional who works in this field, often focusing on a particular area, for example cancers in children.
Cancer is treated by a multi-disciplinary team of surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, specialist cancer nurses, psychologists and other healthcare professionals.
Role of an oncologist at Harley Street
Our oncologists work closely with their multi-disciplinary team to achieve the most favourable outcome for their patients. They collaborate with surgeons when advising about surgery, prescribe certain drugs as part of cancer treatment or help administer chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
The long term goal is that of curing all types of cancer but in the short term, the aim is to improve success rates and quality of life for cancer patients.
They have impressive academic and practical qualifications, with a solid track record in cancer treatment and success rates. They have built enviable reputations in their field, often contributing to the latest developments in cancer diagnosis or treatment. They keep their knowledge and skills up to date and are interested in new forms of treatment whilst minimising the side effects of current forms such as chemotherapy.