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  • Cancer is a life journey. At Sandton Oncology, we don’t only manage an illness, we manage our patients’ overall well-being. Our goal is to treat patients with state of the art equipment and technologies. Our team provides patient focused care and services, which cover numerous aspects of the patient’s experience from diagnosis to treatment, follow......

  • At DMO, we strive to keep our patients at the centre of what we do. Based on this vision, we looked at the patient care pathway and asked important questions related to patient need. To ensure that we focused our services holistically to meet a wider range of patient care needs, through the cancer journey,......

  • Surgical excision is considered to be essential for the curative treatment of rectal cancer, however, the addition of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in either the neoadjuvant or adjuvant setting play an important role in the treatment of locally advanced rectal cancer. Neoadjuvant chemo-radiation is the preferred treatment in advanced rectal cancer, as per the results of......

  • Squamous carcinomas of the head and neck are often multiple, recurrent and aggressive. Surgery, radiotherapy and concurrent chemo-radiation are established standards of care in management of head and neck cancers. Locoregional failure is a major source of morbidity and mortality. Incidence can be as high as 50 % of all patients. [1,2]  Field cancerization from......

  • Apart from non-melanoma skin cancer, Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women of all races, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 26 in South Africa, according to the 2012 National Cancer Registry (NCR). A large proportion of breast cancer patients receive adjuvant radiation therapy (RT) in either the breast conservation or the postmastectomy setting......

  • Lung Cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, and also the greatest cause of cancer-related deaths. Through the course of the twentieth century the incidence of lung cancer increased steadily, but due to improved public awareness and fewer people smoking, the number of cancer related deaths have started to decline. Screening The National Lung Screening......

  • According to the latest National Cancer Registry (NCR 2012), the number of cases diagnosed in that year was 6807. The estimated life time risk is 1:19 and makes-up 18,45% of all cancers diagnosed,” said specialist radiation oncologist, Sudeshen Naidoo. The median age of diagnosis is 70 years, but with increased screening, more younger men are......

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  • 1 in 29 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in South Africa, says Specialist Radiation Oncologist Dr Sudeshen Naidoo. At least 6 849 cases of female breast cancer are diagnosed annually, he explains. But Dr Naidoo advises that men are also at risk of having breast cancer, although the statistics are much lower. He......