Oncology is the medical speciality that is tasked with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, an obviously very devastating condition that comes in many forms and which affects many areas throughout the body.
Fortunately, research and development of cancer and how to treat it is constantly improving. Diagnostics and treatments are advancing quickly, with more patients benefiting from better technology to detect cancer earlier and treat it more effectively. Whilst many cancers are now highly treatable, getting the right treatment still requires highly trained specialists and a dedicated team to deliver it.
Several different cancers are found around the body, and each requires its own specialists. Consultants from a variety of specialities work alongside oncologists to diagnose and treat cancer quickly and effectively. They are supported by dedicated teams from across the hospital to deliver a complete oncology service for a range of cancers.
The types of cancer treated at Ross Hall Hospital include:
- Prostate (read more about our dedicate prostate cancer centre)
We're proud to offer fast and accurate assessment and diagnosis of cancer and are able to provide fast access to a range of private on-site diagnostics, including blood testing, ultrasound, mammography, biopsy, CT, MRI and endoscopy.
If you are diagnosed with cancer, a bespoke treatment plan will be tailored to you by your consultant and an oncologist. Treatment will be conducted by the best assortment of oncology specialists from the experienced multidisciplinary team at Ross Hall Hospital.
Treatments offered at Ross Hall Hospital include:
- Surgery to remove the cancer
- Hormone Therapy
Some treatments for cancer are not available on-site at Ross Hall Hospital. To ensure you get a complete package of care, your oncologist will be able to arrange further treatment such as Radiotherapy at the local Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre.