At Clinique de Genolier, our Oncology Centres deliver holistic and multidisciplinary care for our patients. Focused on health and well-being, our specialists and various therapists work with patients at every step of the way: prevention, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and return to an active life.
Oncology, also known as cancerology, is the branch of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. It provides insight into how tumours, carcinomas, sarcomas and metastases, etc. form and establishes the best methods to fight these types of cancer by using different treatment strategies.
Breast cancer, or mammary carcinoma, is the most common type of cancer among women in Switzerland. It is diagnosed in approximately 6'000 women each year.
Breast cancer manifests itself in a variety of ways and requires multidisciplinary care, enabling an individualised treatment strategy to be put in place.
At the Breast Centre, we combine personalised care with state-of-the-art medical facilities and make every effort to ensure you receive the best and most minimally invasive treatment possible. From diagnosis to treatment: the Breast Centre aims to provide comprehensive care for patients.
The Breast Centre also boasts a multidisciplinary colloquium known as the Tumour Board, whose members meet every week. It brings together a specialist from each of the disciplines concerned: gynaecologist, breast surgeon, radiologist, oncologist, radiotherapist, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, pathologist, psychiatrist, physiotherapist and breast cancer specialist nurse. The clinical situation of each patient is discussed in order to establish a screening strategy, a definitive diagnosis or to jointly decide on the best treatment options.
Supportive care refers to all the care and support that a person with a serious or chronic illness may need over the course of their life. The aim of supportive care is to reduce the side effects of treatments in order to ensure maximum efficacy while maintaining the best possible quality of life for patients.
At the Supportive Care Centre at Clinique de Genolier, we are fortunate to be able to do so in a warm and welcoming environment.
Our doctors and nurses, all of whom specialise in the care and support of cancer patients, form a close-knit team that focuses on the physical and psychological well-being of our patients.
In a holistic approach, all the services offered focus on the areas of symptom management (pain, nausea, etc.), appropriate physical activity, nutrition, psychological support, coaching (work, family, social, spiritual), relaxation, well-being and art, enabling patients (and their loved ones if they so wish) to play an active role in their treatment pathway and to feel more confident. With the exception of outdoor activities or activities on the lake, everything can be done within our centre.
Examples of the activities on offer: Nordic walking, yoga, dietary workshops, psychological support, ophrology, etc.
As outpatient services, they are available to all cancer patients (dietary, physiotherapeutic and psycho-oncological care are covered by the basic health insurance (LAMal), and a selection of alternative treatments are recognised by supplementary insurance).
The Genolier Cancer Centre is a leading centre for private oncology in Switzerland. This multidisciplinary centre offers high-quality medical expertise and tailor-made care for each patient. Outpatient services and consultations are reimbursed as part of the basic health insurance (LAMal).
Our multidisciplinary centre brings together specialists from a wide range of disciplines to offer patients the best possible treatment pathway tailored to their needs and medical condition as well as the highest possible quality of care.
The unique feature of the Genolier Cancer Centre is that it organises weekly or bimonthly Tumour Boards which are either general or specific in nature (neurology, senology, pulmonology, urology and digestive). At these meetings, specialists present their patients’ cases to other doctors from all the diagnostic and therapeutic disciplines involved. They exchange, share and study each case together to offer their patients the most appropriate and tailor-made treatment.