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"My whole stay was very pleasant. Everyone I came in contact with was very cheerful and kind." - UHN Patient

Oncology is the term used to describe the prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The treatment of cancer is divided into four main categories, including radiation therapy; medical techniques such as chemotherapy; surgery; and psychosocial oncology.

Blood disorders are conditions related to blood coagulation (clotting) or hereditary abnormalities in blood proteins, such as thalassemia or sickle cell anemia.

UHN's Oncology and Blood Disorder Program (OBD)
University Health Network's Oncology program is the largest of its kind in Canada. Based at Princess Margaret Hospital, our comprehensive program provides more patient visits and involves more cancer doctors and specialists than any other oncology centre in the country.

OBD Care Areas

One of the top comprehensive cancer care centres in the world, we recognize that coping with cancer is a difficult and sometimes confusing process for patients and families. To help simplify this process, UHN's Oncology Program offers comprehensive care from one main site, with most clinics and services available at our Princess Margaret Hospital location. Patients receive care from a team of surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, nurses and allied health professionals, while an electronic patient chart records all information relevant to diagnosis and treatment in one place.

The four treatment elements (Medical, Psychosocial, Radiation and Surgical Oncology) may be combined in different ways to treat different "cancer sites":

  • Breast
  • Central Nervous System
  • Endocrine (e.g. thyroid, pituitary)
  • Eye
  • Gastrointestinal (e.g. colon, liver, pancreas)
  • Genito-urinary (e.g. bladder, prostate)
  • Gynaecology
  • Head and Neck
  • Lung
  • Lymphoma
  • Malignant Haematology (e.g. leukemia, myeloma)
  • Skin and Sarcoma

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