Also known as Cancer Specialist ,ماہر سرطان ,Cancer Doctor and Mahir-e-sartan
MBBS, FCPS (Medical Oncology)
She checked me thoroughly and gave proper advice
Very nice doctor i am impressed with the check of doc Adeel! highly recommended
MBBS, American Board of Oncology & Hematology
Wonderful doctor. He was very attentive to me and helped me in keeping my health.
Oncology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer. Doctors who specialize in the field of oncology are called oncologists and are responsible for saving thousands of lives every year. With 150, 000 people diagnosed with cancer annually, the demand for qualified oncologists is high..
Cancer (کینسر) can strike people from any age and anywhere in the body. Therefore these specialists have to cater to a wide range of patients. Moreover, the prognosis of the patient also varies, depending on the type and stage of the disease. In terminal cases, oncologists help in the management of the disease, as treatment is impossible.
Some oncologists are also trained in hematology (ہیماتولوجی), which is the study of blood, its disorders and associated structures like bone marrow. Hence, not all patients who visit an oncologist have cancer.
With conditions like cancer that can rapidly spread, timing is crucial. Hence, anyone suspecting cancer should immediately visit an oncologist. Patients also visit cancer specialists when their physician refers them to one or when they are diagnosed with the illness.The following are some of the more common signs of cancer:
Oncologists (کینسر کے سپیشلسٹ ڈاکٹر) are concerned with the diagnosis of the cancer which can be a complicated task in cases where it has metastasized. They also offer treatment and care to patients. Moreover, even after being cancer free, they have to keep in track of the progress of the patients as there is always a chance of relapse.
They also help patients understand their ailments and treatment options. Cancer can be extremely taxing for the patient, so oncologists also cater to the emotional wellbeing of their patient via consistent support. Cancer specialists offer palliative care to terminally ill patients. It involves making them as comfortable as possible and catering to the physical and emotional needs of the patients.
The number of cancer cases in Pakistan increase annually due to poor health infrastructure, lack of awareness regarding screening and bad environmental and dietary practices.
Women are disproportionately affected due to the higher chances of female cancer, and that too in the face of very orthodox social circumstances which bars their access to health and screening centers.
|Cancer||Percentage of Patients|
|Head and Neck||13%|
|Cancer||Percentage of Patients|
|Head and Neck||5%|
In Pakistan, one has to complete the 5-year M.B.B.S program followed by a year of house job to be registered with the respective authority. After that, they have to give a series of exams conducted by College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan alongside the requisite training in order to complete their fellowship in Oncology.
There are several subspecialities of oncology. These include:
The commonly used names for oncologists include:
Referred to when a patient is suspected to have cancer, oncologists (سپیشلسٹ کینسر ) help the patient in different capacities. Physicians are involved in the process of cancer diagnosis, whereby they take family history, perform physical exams, order and assess the different tests required for the affirmation of cancer. They help patients manage their treatment options. Cancer doctors also help patients in the management of the symptoms of the disease and the treatment, as that too, is a painful and a gruesome process.