Oncology is the medical specialty relating to tumors (cancer). As a complex disease, cancer diagnosis requires a number of specialties in diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care.
Saint Louise Regional Hospital oncology services are the collaboration of providers who coordinated and integrate medical, surgical and radiation oncology. The multidisciplinary team of medical experts (Tumor Board) meets regularly to discuss cancer cases and generate a cohesive care plan for each patient.
Medical Oncology — chemical agents eradicate cancer cells. (See Find a Physician: medical oncology)
Surgical Oncology — surgery removes localized tumors. (See Find a Physician: surgical specialty)
Radiation Oncology — radiation is used to treat cancerous tissue. (See Find a Physician: radiation oncology)