Dr. Malcolm Brigden’s Medical Blog

Dr. Malcolm Brigden was the head of the regional medical oncology program at Penticton Hospital Cancer Clinic, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Malcolm L Brigden is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.

Malcolm L. Brigden, MD, Medical Oncologist

Dr. MALCOLM L. BRIGDEN is a medical oncologist, a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and biological therapy. A medical oncologist like Dr. MALCOLM L. BRIGDEN often is the main health care provider for someone who has cancer. A medical oncologist also gives supportive care and may coordinate treatment given by other specialists. Medical oncology is the specialty of internal medicine that deals with the diagnosis and, more specifically, the management of cancer treatment.

A medical oncologist like Dr. Malcolm Brigden is an internist who has completed a one-year internship followed by a three-year residency in oncology and internal medicine. Dr. Malcolm Brigden has knowledge of all aspects of the treatment of cancer including chemotherapy, surgery, radiation therapy, and biological therapy. In practice, it is the medical oncologist like Dr. Malcolm Brigden who determines the proper choice of drugs and the dosage and schedule of drugs to be given. Consultation with radiation therapists and surgeons is frequent so that chemotherapy can be combined with these modalities when it can offer the best outcome.

The medical oncologist like Dr. Malcolm Brigden usually is the manager of the care of a cancer patient. Expertise in pain management, treatment of chemotherapy side effects, psychological care, and social needs all are considered by Dr. Malcolm Brigden the medical oncologist. A medical oncologist like Dr. Brigden may have a special interest in certain types of cancer or certain therapies such as biological therapy. But, the medical oncologist like Dr. Malcolm Brigden has the training, experience, and skills for finding out the latest information on all forms of cancer and all types of therapy.



Dr. Malcolm Brigden earned his medical degree at McGill University Medical School, Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Malcolm Brigden received his postgraduate training in hematology oncology at the University of Edmonton, Alberta, and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.


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