Oncology is one of the most complex branches of medicine. An oncologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancers of various kinds. Lake City Hospital has a team of skillful and highly experienced clinicians comprising of an oncologist, onco surgeon and palliative care specialist to address the needs of a cancer patient. The Oncologist at Lake City Hospital will customize the therapy plan from diagnostics to the execution of the treatment plan and help supervise therapy throughout the entire course of the treatment.

Our goal is to better understand, prevent and cure cancer as well as to improve the quality of life of cancer patients by delivering high-quality and compassionate care.

Our Oncology team at Lakecity Hospital specializes in:

  • Understanding cancer patient’s pain and symptoms.
  • Recommending diagnostic and laboratory tests.
  • Explaining the cancer diagnosis.
  • Educating patients about the different stages & the progression of cancer and its management.
  • Discussing all the relevant treatment options and boosting the cancer patient’s morale and will to fight the disease.
  • Help the patient manage cancer-related pain and other symptoms and therapy associated side effects.

Types of Cancer Diseases treated at Lake City Hospital

  • Breast cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Cervix cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Colon & rectal cancer
  • Liver cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testis cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Blood Cancer

Cancer Diagnosis

Early diagnosis plays an important role in the treatmentof cancer since most of the time cancer symptoms are not easily detected at the first stage.

Lake City Hospital has the proficiency to accurately diagnose tumors of various kinds through the diagnostic tools and a proficient laboratory pathologist. Some of the routine tests done are

  • Urine cytology
  • Urine culture
  • Biopsy
  • Ultrasound
  • Swallowing test
  • Stereo-tactic breast biopsy
  • Sputum cytology
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Sentinel node biopsy
  • Rectal and anal ultrasound
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test
  • Per-cutaneous trans-hepatic cholangiography (PTC)
  • Pelvic exam
  • Pap test (Pap smear):
  • MRI
  • Mammogram
  • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
  • Liver function test
  • CT scan
  • Laparoscopy
  • Gallium scan
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsy
  • Excretory urogram
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD or upper endoscopy)
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)
  • Endoscopic exam
  • Endoscopic biopsy
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • Cytogenetic analysis
  • Cystoscopy (cystourethroscopy)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colposcopy
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Bone scan
  • Bone marrow aspiration