The mission and objective of the surgical oncology department of MIO is to provide the latest treatment in a compassionate environment.
Our surgeons are highly trained and motivated to perform removal of complex tumors along with cosmetically accepted reconstruction procedures with the able support of equally supportive anesthetists and ICU staff.
They also work with medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, nutritionists and other team members to ensure the best result for each patient.
Surgical oncology is an important treatment modality and involves cutting away the cancer tissue from the body. Surgery also plays a key role in diagnosing cancer and finding out how far it may have spread. Once the surgery has been performed the surgeon will send the tissue removed from the body to a pathology laboratory. Here the tissue is processed to be seen under a microscope to get a clear idea on the type of cancer, the stage, extent of the disease and immuno-histochemistry (IHC) studies.
The detail analysis by the pathologist will help cancer specialists to decide whether the patient needs further treatment to reduce the risk of appearance of cancer in the operated area or far from the site. Depending on the tumor type, the stage, the location of the tumor and the age of the patient, treatment such as radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and biological therapy may be used alone or in combination. At times some people have radiation / chemotherapy treatment before surgery to help shrink the cancer and make it easier to remove. This is called neo adjuvant treatment.