In the BEST-MED Medical Center, a team of doctors:
surgeon oncologist – dr n. med. Monika Bieniasz,
urologist oncologist – dr Tomasz Wiśniewski,
chemo-doctor – Dr. Anna Cencelewicz-Lesikow (Head of the Gastroenterology Clinic at the Institute of Oncology Center)
dermatologist – dr Monika Wasilewska
deals with the diagnosis and treatment of numerous cancers, such as:
- gastrointestinal cancers:
- large intestine,
- cancers of the urinary system:
- skin cancer:
- basal cell carcinoma,
- squamous cell carcinoma.
Oncology is a science whose research area includes cancers and their development, structure, diagnosis and treatment.
A visit at an oncologist is associated with severe stress and uncertainty, therefore it is often postponed in time. This is a mistake. Cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence. Early detected cancer may be cured.
How to prepare for a visit?
The first visit does not require special preparation from the patient. However, it is worth to save what brings us to the doctor, what signals from our body disturb us, what are the symptoms, irregularities or disturbances in the functioning of the body. The stress accompanying the first visit may cause that we will not remember everything that we would like to convey to the doctor. If there are any questions that we want to ask, it is also worth writing down and asking an oncologist to answer each one.
Knowledge about diseases, especially cancers, in the family for a doctor is very useful in diagnosing. Importance may be given to details such as the age of the disease, the type of cancer and the degree of relationship between patients.
You should tell your doctor about the medicines you are taking, along with the frequency of taking them, your long-term treatment and your illnesses.
When to go to an oncologist?
Cancer processes can occur in any body tissue, initially causing non-specific symptoms. For this reason, prophylaxis is crucial. Knowing your body and body self-examination allows early detection of disturbing changes. Signals that should lead us to visit an oncologist doctor are, among others:
- new changes on the skin, formation of tumors, growths, swellings, birthmarks,
- change of shape, appearance of birthmarks,
- leaks from skin lesions,
- long-term hoarseness and coughing,
- nipples from nipples,
- the presence of blood in the urine, feces, saliva
- bleeding occurring between menses and after menopause,
- enlargement of the nucleus or its part, thickening, increase in the mass of the nucleus,
- weight loss with normal appetite,
- difficulty in healing wounds
- the presence of wounds in the mouth and nose,
- often recurrent heartburn,
- relieving pain in the liver and stomach,
- changing the skin tone and eyeballs to slightly yellow,
- excessive drowsiness and weakness or insomnia,
- enlargement of lymph nodes in the absence of infection,
- chronic fever,
Remember to take with you all laboratory and imaging tests, hospital discharge, information cards, etc. regarding your own health.