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Cancer (Oncology)

Visit the Cancer Treatment Centres page.
Latest technologies
On this web site we feature a number of technologies which are not yet widely available throughout the world.
We also feature leading centres offering these and other cancer treatments, with details of how to make an enquiry.
We do not attempt to give an overview of all treatments available for specific types of cancer.
We do hope however that patients and doctors will find this a valuable source of practical information.
Treatments featured include proton therapy, CyberKnife® radiosurgery and intraoperative radiotherapy (performed during surgery).
Please follow the links below to see what information we have for your area of interest.
Brain or spine tumours
Breast cancer
Eye cancer (uveal melanoma)
Liver cancer
Lung cancer
Pancreatic cancer
Prostate cancer
The main treatments for cancer, which may be used alone or in combination, are listed below.
Surgery
Surgery is often the preferred approach, where it is possible. This may be 'tradional' open surgery or minimally invasive, by laparoscopic techniques. 
For some types of cancer such as prostate cancer, it may be possible to use image-guided 'robotic' surgery, such as the da Vinci® system.
Da Vinci robotic surgery
 
The word 'robotic' is commonly used, but 'telemanipulation' is more accurate.
The system displays internal images, giving the surgeon a three-dimensional view at up to ten times magnification.
It then relays the surgeon's hand movements to the instruments, that have been inserted through small incisions in the abdomen.
A tremor filter suppresses the trembling of the human hand and together these provide a high degree of precision.
The advantages are less pain, quicker mobility, shorter rehabilitation and minimal scar formation.
minimally invasive 'robotic' surgery
Cancer treatments
Radio-oncology
There have been many advances in radio-oncology, making treatments shorter and more accurate and reducing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
Radiotherapy is a valuable tool and is widely available, but surrounding organs get irradiated as well.
Treatments now available offer great advantages over conventional radiotherapy.
See our overview of Radiation Therapies including:
Proton therapy
CyberKnife radiosurgery
High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound (HIFU)
HIFU uses precision focussed ultrasound waves rather than radio waves, to locally heat the target area and destroy the tumour.
The most common application is in the treatment of prostate cancer, but other applications for HIFU are being developed.
Medical Oncology and Haematology
Depending upon the age and condition of the patient, not all cancers need to be treated immediately. Treatment may be avoided or delayed by the use of hormomal therapy.   
Drug based therapies may also be used to attack the tumour(s), either as a stand-alone treatment or as a prelude to radiotherapy or radiosurgery. New drugs are being developed continuously in order to find more effective treatments with fewer unwanted side-effects.
New drugs are being developed continuously, particularly at university hospitals, in order to find more effective and better targeted treatments, with fewer unwanted side-effects.
Leading treatment centres often have clinical trials of drugs that are not generally available elsewhere or they may be able to offer drugs that are not available in your own country.
Visit the Cancer Centres page to select a centre and make an enquiry.
Cancer treatments
Specialist treatments    <    Cancer (Oncology)
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MHL Healthcare for the Internet Age
MHL provides information and suggestions but we are not doctors and we cannot give medical advice.
MHLclinics.com
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