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Introduction

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Division of Oncology

Division of Oncology

Oncology is the field of internal medicine that research cancer for the prevention and early diagnosis of this number killer. Cancer treatment is divided largely into surgical and non-surgical methods, in which drug treatment is mainly done at oncology. Most drugs are chemo-agents and recent agents require experts for the admission and usage. Various problems arising from cancer such as pain are managed at the division of oncology with the ultimate goals being life extension and improvement of the patient quality of life. Conventional cancer treatment accepted as the best treatment in the world is provided to the patients at the division. Under the permission from the government, clinical trials are performed using new drugs developed in advanced countries and new treatments in those patients with incurable cancer. Cancer treatment differs depending on the area, stage and presence of metastasis so that careful consideration should be given when making prognosis. The future of cancer patients is bright with the advancement of biotechnology in the 21st century. Thus, we invite cancer patients and families to visit us any time for customized care for their full recovery.

 

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