Understanding Oncology: Know Your Doctor

Image result for oncologist

The nearest I have felt to God is in the face of doctors who have saved me from illnesses. Physical inconvenience, even a slight one, can cause a havoc in our lives. A condition as intense as a tumour/cancer where even the treatment comes with many side-effects becomes a very serious issue.

Fighting cancer is one of the hardest situations that one can face but that is not a reason big enough to give up on life. Researchers are putting in a lot of efforts to discover cures for this fatal disease, doctors are putting their hard work and knowledge into treating this condition as efficiently as they can, and families are doing their best to care for their diseased loved ones. Hence, it becomes the responsibility of the patient to believe that good things are waiting after this battle and keep up with their fight strongly.

A lot of problems emerge from the half-knowledge what most of us possess, who are not educated in the medical field. A kid fighting cancer still laughs and jokes on his good days, but a grown up is not able to feel better even when he is not in pain. The reason being, the kid is ignorant of his condition knowing only the pain he has to go through, which he is able to overcome whenever the inconvenience reduces. However, an adult understands the severity of the condition, but only half. This half-knowledge also translates to half-trust in his wellbeing, only a half-belief that one day he will be hearty and healthy again. And very often what you don’t believe in, you won’t have.

We can’t be all professionals, but we can put efforts to understand our disease and treatment to deal with the condition more logically. When the disease strikes you the first thing you are likely to do is to search for the best oncologist in Chennai. So here’s a guide of different types of oncologists so that you know your doctor when you meet him/her:

Medical Oncologist Uses chemotherapy and/or drugs (targeted therapy) to treat the cancer.
Radiation Oncologist Uses radiation therapy to treat cancer.
Surgical Oncologist Performs biopsies where he/she removes a small amount of tissue for examination under a microscope, to diagnose cancer. The oncologist surgically removes the tumour and nearby tissue to treat cancer.
Gynaecologic Oncologist Treats gynaecologic cancers like cervical cancer and uterine cancer.
Haematologist Oncologist Treats blood cancers like leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
Paediatric Oncologist Treats cancer in children.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s