Dr Marlene Soares

‘’I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure inspite of overwhelming obstacles.  They are the real heroes, and so are the family and friends who have stood by them. – Christopher Reeve’’

Being an oncologist may seem like the world’s most depressing job. It is in fact such a privilege.  Cancer and cancer treatment is a journey with many ups and sadly many downs, but travelling along this road with my patients is why I do it. They are my hero’s, for their strength, love, compassion, joy and spirit.

Dr Soares graduated with her MBChB, in Pretoria, in 2003. After her internship at Johannesburg General Hospital, she completed a year of community service at Ermelo Hospital in 2005.

Following this, Dr Soares chose to specialise in radiotherapy and completed her MMED Radiation Oncology – University of Pretoria – in 2010. In the same year, she was awarded her FC RAD ONC (SA) qualification from the Colleges of Medicine South Africa.

For the next two years, Dr Soares consulted in radiation oncology at Steve Biko Academic Hospital. She joined DMO as an associate in 2013.

Dr Soares is actively involved in the Pretoria Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Forum; her main area of interest is breast cancer. A mother of two, Dr Soares also has a special interest in paediatric radiation oncology and is a member of the Paediatric Radiation Oncology Society. She also specialises in gynaecological cancers, with a focus on brachytherapy treatment.

Dr Soares practices at the Groenkloof Radiation Oncology and the Mûelmed Radiation Oncology centres.