What is Oncology?
Oncology includes the diagnosis of cancer and the provision of a broad range of cancer care services for adults and children with cancer, as well as those individuals at risk for cancer. Cancer care is delivered in a variety of settings throughout Horizon, and includes prevention, screening, early detection, diagnosis, education, treatment, supportive care, rehabilitation, and palliative care.
A team of health care professionals provides patient and
family-focused cancer services, including medical consultation,
treatment planning, treatment (including chemotherapy and surgery),
counseling, follow-up, and unscheduled care related to cancer
Children with cancer go outside the region for initial treatment planning.
Consultation for symptom management or palliative care with the palliative care physician is available at any point during the person's experience with cancer. People who have terminal cancer may be referred to the palliative care service by their family doctor or Oncologist.
What I need to know.
Visiting to Oncology areas is limited, especially if you have any cold or flu symptoms, as our patients are at high risk for infection. Proper hand hygiene is very important for prevention and spread of infections. Please check with the nurse prior to visiting a patient.