Oncologist versus Oncological surgeon


An oncologist - recognises and establishes a diagnosis as regards lesions and tumours, and decides on the therapy


Oncological surgeons - removes tumour lesions and decides whether a patient can undergo an oncological surgery. They perform fine needle biopsy, diathermy, cryotherapy, removal with the use of scalpel blade, determine fitness for operation, provide consultation, provide postoperative care.


            Both specialists perform ultrasound scans. In the case of a suspected disease and screening tests, portable ultrasound device Toshiba CAPASSE is used.


Tumour lesions.

Regular breast check-up allow for early discovery of any signs of dysplasia or lumps. Even enlargement of lymph nodes may be a first sign of tumours lesions. Should a gynaecologist discover something worrying, they direct the patient for a check-up by an oncologist. In the oncologists surgery, under specialist care, a number of tests is performed to determine whether a suspicious change may be dangerous to your health and whether in the case of a tumorous lesion, there is a risk of further development and metastatis. Early intervention is always a guarantee of successful therapy. No sign should be ignored, therefore you are most advised to have regular check-up appointments.


Dermal lesions.




A surgeon harvests a small piece of tissue for histopathological examination, also from such parts of body as the back or an eyelid, where dermal lesions in the form of moles are quite common.


Sentinel Lymph Nodes

 These are the lymph nodes that give the first symptoms of a disease. An oncologist immediately verifies the suspected tumour condition by means of sentinel lymph node puncture performed under USG control.



Elastography and Microcalcification

Elastography and Microcalcification are break-through, innovative and extremely helpful methods used in oncology and oncological surgery. Our clinic is equipped with Toshiba Aplio MX ultrasound scanner featuring both modules. With the use of state-of-the-art software, the device can be extremely effective in the hands of an oncologist or an oncological surgeon experienced in ultrasound imaging. It is used to differentiate benign and malignant tumours from normal (healthy) tissue.

Elastography and Microcalcification are two separate software applications capable of detecting in very innovative and precise manner pathological changes in a human body.


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