Oncology is the branch of medicine that deals with tumours, cancer and providing care/treatment for patients diagnosed with cancer. The most common cancers in Australia (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) are prostate, breast, colorectal (bowel), melanoma and lung cancer (Cancer Council Australia).
Pathophysiology of Cancer and Tumour
Common Cancers in Australia
Staging and Grading of Cancer
Australia National Cancer Screening Program
Common Investigation, treatments and medications
Health professionals involved
Important medical terminology (including Latin and Greek Root words)
Interpreters at all levels of knowledge of clinical medicine who are interested in gaining basic understanding of the Oncology.
Interpreters who are preparing for NAATI Certified Specialist Health Interpreter (CSHI) Test
Interpreters who are pursuing to become a healthcare interpreter.
Dr Bee Yen Ooi (MBBS)
Dr Bee Yen Ooi graduated with a MBBS from Peking University Health Science Centre in 2007 and has successfully passed Medical Qualifying Exams in China, Malaysia and Australia. Dr Bee Yen is a registered Medical Doctor with Ministry of Health, Malaysia since 2009 and is eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in Australia. With more than 10 years of clinical experience she has a special interest in diagnostic radiology and teaching.
The pathophysiology of cancer and tumour.
Common cancer diseases in Australia.
National Cancer Screening program.
The names and utility of common investigations, medications and health professionals in relation to the oncology.
Easy ways to remember relevant medical terminology in the oncology.
Provide high quality and professional interpreting of complex and specialised spoken language from the health domain.
Understand, remember and recall relevant medical terminology efficiently.
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