Tumors can be formed by abnormally growing cells in any tissue. We call them non-benign and causing cancer if they have the potential to invade other parts of the body. These tumors are made up of many cancer cells and can be detected by medical imaging devices as lumps in the organs they originated from or where they metastasized (spread) to. If not removed, destroyed or controlled, they will result in the early death of the patient. Fortunately, nowadays we can successfully prevent this in many cases. If not possible, modern treatments can prolong life and improve the quality of life for the vast majority of patients.
We, radiation oncologists, medical oncologist, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, radiographers, medical physicists and biologists do our utmost best to improve therapies and patient care every day.