Medical oncology treats cancer using chemotherapy or other medications.
A medical oncologist is often the main health care provider for a person with cancer. He or she will oversee your treatment plan and coordinate with other specialists as needed.
Cancer’s medical oncologists are at the leading edge of cancer treatment with chemotherapeutic drugs, biological agents, and therapies that work with the patient’s immune system.
The Medical Oncologists on our staff treat patients who have a wide variety cancers and blood disorders. They and a number of specialists from other disciplines work to diagnose, evaluate and treat all malignant disorders.
The best treatment for patients with cancer is a plan that is tailored to their specific needs and conditions. Often, chemotherapy is the first process, followed by other procedures like surgery.
The team of oncologists may include a recommendation for a neoadjuvant strategy, which means that a therapy of some kind is given before a main treatment such as surgery. Examples of neoadjuvant therapies include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and hormone therapy.
Other services offered may include:
* Infusion therapy
* Blood transfusions
* Antibiotic administration
* Several other non-emergency cancer related services
The oncologists and hematologists on our staff are at the head of the team for cancer treatment. They work jointly with other physicians and cancer specialists, including surgical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and radiation oncologists.
The nurses in oncology are specially trained to administer the chemotherapy drugs. All of your physicians and other support staff are committed to delivering the latest technological advances in medicine as well as caring for your families with care and empathy.
The service is managed using a comprehensive framework of coordinated care, providing treatment plans for all types of solid tumors including:
Our medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and colorectal surgeons all work together for the performance of HIPEC or Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, an advanced treatment for colorectal, gastric, ovarian, and other cancers.
Our medical oncology team is supported by a wide variety of support services to ensure patients and their families receive compassionate support and high quality care during all stage of their cancer journey.