Oncology is a branch of medicine which deals with diagnosing, treatment and research of tumorous diseases.
The task of the oncology specialist is primarily to recognize the tumor. There are a number of examinations for this purpose, such as biopsy, endoscopic sampling, X-ray, CT and MR scan, PET imaging test, ultrasound and other radiological examination techniques.
In addition to the above examinations, a laboratory analysis performed on a blood sample may also reveal a cancer.
Oncology and hematology (branch of medicine dealing with blood and hematogenesis) often work together to treat different types of cancer.
At Panorámaa Polyclinic, private oncology practice is run by Dr Zsuzsanna Molnár, internist-oncologist-hematologist.
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When is it needed to see an oncologist?
An oncologist is usually needed to be consulted only if another physician directs the patient to him/her with a suspicion of a tumorous disease.
Prior to this outpatient referral, the probability of the presence of the cancer is most often determined by laboratory examinations and radiology imaging methods. If the presence of the disease is highly probable, an oncologist should be consulted for further examinations and treatments.
In almost all cases, including our practice as well, the oncologist works in a team of different specialists. The oncology specialist is usually assisted by our psychotherapist colleagues and members of the diagnostic staff as well.
If an oncological disease emerges, the patient may have doubts about the diagnosis made by his/her doctor or the prescribed treatment protocol. In such cases, our experienced oncologist having several specialist medical degrees, may provide a second opinion to confirm or complement the previous proposal.
In order to prepare an oncological second opinion, our oncologist will discuss your actual treatment scheme with you in detail and listen to your medical history empathetically. Then our oncologist, with the help of other specialists and our oncopsychologist colleague, provide a thought-out suggestion for the continuation of the treatment, in conformity with the rules of several professional fields.
What happens on the oncology examination??
During the first oncology consultation, the oncology specialist performs a careful examination. This mainly involves asking a number of questions and reviewing previous medical findings. Overview of the findings includes the check-up of the results of the diagnostic tests on the one hand, and the review of the opinions of other specialists about the disease on the other hand. This procedure helps the oncologist get a coherent picture of the patient’s condition.
Once all the details come together, the doctor suggests a treatment which he/she considers the best for the patient. Of course, the treatment plan is always elaborated with the consent of the patient, since an effective therapy needs decisions to be made jointly by the physician and the patient.
Why is it important to get acquainted with the patient in the oncology therapy?
An important part of the oncology specialist’s work is to make the patient feel comfortable during oncology treatments. To achieve this aim, the doctor will discuss the concerns of the patient in detail and answer the questions about the treatments, the outlook for the future and the examination methods.
A significant part of the doctor-patient relationship is the coordination and common acceptance of goals and required therapy steps. It is important to know that the patient has a continuous opportunity to express his/her concerns and fears that naturally emerge with tumorous diseases.
Getting to know the patient’s interest, working conditions and family background can be an important element of the therapeutic relationship. These details can also play an essential role in the elaboration process of the convenient treatment.
Oncology treatments at our Polyclinic
In addition to preparing a second opinion at our Polyclinic, we can provide opportunity for consultation and comprehensive counselling to be completed in a particularly peaceful environment.
If necessary, in our practice the medical check-up of the patients can also be initiated by going through laboratory tests.
The oncology specialist of Panoráma Polyclinic is Dr Zsuzsanna Molnár.
Dr Zsuzsanna Molnár, having several specialist medical degrees and decades of experience behind her, determines the problems by analyzing symptoms, treats and cures hematogenic cancers (lymphomas, leukemia).
As a respected specialist of the National Institute of Oncology she has been treating and taking care of numerous patients for many years (decades). Besides her specialized professional expertise she is also acknowledged among her patients for her emphatetic, holistic health care approach. If it is needed, she can take care of her patients together with the assistance of a clinical psychologist colleague who has wide experience in the therapy of oncology patients too.