Dr Arianayagam is a firm believer in multidisciplinary care and works closely with several colleagues who specialise in medical and radiation oncology. Together they ensure that patients are aware of all the different treatment options available to them.
Radiation oncologists treat cancer with radiation therapy. Radiation therapy kills cancer cells. It is used in the early stages of cancer treatment or after it has started to spread. It can also be used to relieve pain and discomfort from cancer that has spread.
Medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medications. These medications aim to kill cancer cells, prevent cancer from recurring, or control the cancer to reduce its symptoms. It is a very complex area and Dr Arianayagam is fortunate to to work with Dr Amanda Stevanovic and Associate Professor Howard Gurney