Today, cancer treatment involves a wider and wider range of increasingly effective treatment options. The three main types of treatment are surgery, radiotherapy and drug therapy. Modern cancer treatment is increasingly based on combinations of these in the appropriate order.
To choose the best possible treatment, detailed information is required on the exact location, spread and cell type of the cancer. Treatment is planned by a multidisciplinary team of experts that includes an oncologist (a cancer specialist), a radiologist (a specialist in obtaining and interpreting medical images) and a pathologist.
To achieve the best possible results it is vital to start treatment as early as possible. At Docrates Cancer Center treatment can be started as soon as the necessary information has been collected and the patient’s condition allows.
Cancer treatment at Docrates Center extends from initial diagnosis through to post-treatment follow-up. Surgery, when necessary, is arranged with top clinicians that we know and trust.
In view of the good treatment results and the number of treatment options available, treatment decisions are made by the doctor and patient together; this ensures that the patient is aware of the potential benefits and adverse effects of the treatment chosen. The aim is to guarantee optimal quality of life, even during cancer treatment.
It is important for both patients and their loved ones that sufficient information and support are available throughout the treatment process. At Docrates Cancer Center, patients receive a contact number allowing them to contact a member of the treatment team whenever they feel the need.