Oncology

St. Michael Hospital is committed to providing superior, compassionate and state-of-the-art medical care to our patients. Comprehensive and realistic treatment goals are tailored to every person’s unique needs and decided upon in partnership with the patients and their families.

We offer programs to help our patients and families cope with the challenges that are brought on by cancer and strive to optimize their quality of life.

St. Michael Hospital Cancer Center team of physicians are dedicated to provide the best professional care, delivered with compassion, for all patients.

We treat virtually every type of cancer, including breast, lung, colorectal, prostate, head and neck, and cancers of the blood. Along with cutting-edge cancer care, we offer comprehensive programs of innovative clinical trials and a full range of supportive care services to achieve the optinum wellness and improve our patients' health and quality of life.

Shanghai St. Michael Hospital’s Oncology Department has elegant comfortable spacious wards, and has experienced Oncology specialist who were trained in the US and a team of trained nurses, as well as thoughtful customer service staffs, which provide cancer diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment, such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, targeted molecular, biological immune therapy and so on.

In recent years, cancer incidence and mortality rates remain high. As in China, cancer has become the secondary cause of death of residents, and primary cause of death for urban residents. Early diagnosis will affect the effect of treatment and time of survival. Professional Oncologists can provide professional advices of anti-cancer, arrange appropriate checks-up and confirm diagnosis in the early stage, which is significant for guiding the direction of proper treatment.

After the confirmation of diagnosis, proper treatment will be lead. Multidisciplinary treatment is regarded as a way to treat the cancer, including well-known methods of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and methods of molecular targeted treatment, biological therapy and immunotherapy, which have excellent results in treatment.

Chemotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of malignant tumor and is rooted among the people. It’s the general knowledge of most people that chemotherapy needs to be done if they have cancer. Chemotherapy can reduce or delay recurrence of tumor in the early state. Through chemotherapy, cancer can be controlled and relieve the symptoms and pain caused by advanced cancer. It can also improve the quality of life and prolong one’s life. Clinical experience has also shown that elderly patients may tolerate chemotherapy and get good results. Therefore, do not give up or use the abnormal chemotherapy due to excessive fear of chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is double-edged sword; it has the advantages as well as side effects. But if it is properly applied, it can save lives and the benefits are much more than disadvantages. Based on the condition, our experienced Oncologist will decide whether or not Chemotherapy will be used or other specific treatment program.

Radiotherapy treatment has good control in pre/post-operative lesions and post chemotherapy lesions although it also has side effect on one’s body. Surgery/Chemotherapy/Targeted treatment may cure or relieve the symptoms. Our professional doctors will decide whether Radiotherapy or other techniques or other course of treatment will be more suitable depending on one’s condition.

 

A Peacock System for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), was introduced to the Hospital in 1999. Using the stereotactic technique, Peacock treats tumors of various locations including

  • brain tumors
  • head and neck tumors
  • lung cancer
  • esophagus cancer
  • breast cancer
  • hepatic cancer
  • pancreas cancer
  • prostate cancer, etc.

We provide outpatient consultation, outpatient and inpatient treatment.