Oncology is the medical area that specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. After a cancer diagnosis is made, it is the role of the oncologist to explain the diagnosis, elaborate on the meaning of the disease stage, examine the various treatment options and recommend the best course of treatment for the individual patient.
Patients who require intravenous chemotherapy have the option of being treated in the oncology day centre at The Prince of Wales Hospital on Level 2 at the High Street entrance, or the oncology day centre on Level 7, Suite 14 at The Prince of Wales Private Hospital.
Prof David Goldstein and Prof Michael Friedlander are very experienced clinicians working in close collaboration with Dr Siobhan O’Neill and Dr Felicia Roncolato. All have a strong interest in research and academia and have highly regarded international reputations.
Many patients who are under the care of oncologists benefit from the expertise offered by Palliative Care Physicians. The aim of palliative care is to achieve the best possible quality of life for patients, family members and carers. Palliative care treatments are used to alleviate the side effects of curative treatments such as relieving nausea and constipation associated with chemotherapy. Dr Helen Herz has a longstanding professional association with our oncology team.