The Sandton Oncology Centre (SOC) was established in 1990 to provide the community with quality compassionate oncological medical care. We are situated at 159 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg in a pleasant tranquil environment.
The centre has a Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology division, a robust research wing and an on-site oncology pharmacy.
We offer comprehensive cancer care, with chemotherapy, radiotherapy and psychotherapy and we boast a team of skilled medical professionals with extensive experience in cancer and its management.
Scalp Cooling Treatment
The objective is to reduce the possibility of hair loss or the need to wear a covering aid on your head during chemotherapy. Please note that this is NOT an experimental procedure or a clinical trial.
Scalp cooling is a well-accepted approach in many places around the World and tens of thousands of oncology patients receive it annually. The history of scalp cooling dates back over 30 years, with 56 Trials conducted between 1973-2003 and many more since then. The average success rate of the studies carried out before 1995 was 56% and 73% in the studies carried out from 1995 onwards and we continue to improve on this.
About the Crab & Cancer
The crab, which is a cancer zodiac sign is our corporate logo. In Latin, cancer is the word for crab. The image of the crab inspired the first application of the word to the disease.
The ancient physician Galen (129-199 BC) coined the term when he wrote: "Just as a crab's feet extend from every part of the body, so in this disease the veins are distended, forming a similar figure."
Today, the Greek term carcinoma is the medical term for a malignant tumor derived from epithelial cells. It is Celsus who translated carcinos into the Latin cancer, also meaning crab. Galen used "oncos" to describe all tumours, the root for the modern word oncology.