Medical oncology is provided by an oncologist to help a diagnosed patient manage his or her cancer treatment and symptom management.
Your oncologist will personally work with you to create a treatment plan and inform you of all treatment options, which might include chemotherapy or other therapy treatments.
Chemotherapy, which is often referred to as “chemo,” is a procedure that attempts to use one or more drugs to attack cancer cells directly in hopes of killing the cancer-stricken area.
Chemotherapy is used to treat many forms of cancer, areas affected by cancer, or cancerous growths including:
- To control an incurable tumor
- To help reduce the size of a tumor before surgery or another form of therapy
- To reduce pain
For more information about medical oncology or to learn about your treatment options, please contact our office today.
Medical Oncology is the treatment of cancer with medicines. There are several different ways in which the medicines work to help treat cancer. One would be to kill cancer cells directly. Traditionally, this has been referred to as chemotherapy. We can harness the body’s immune system to seek out and destroy cancerous cells. This is now referred to as immunotherapy. We can also identify particular mutations that drive the cancer cells growth and either reverse or slow those processes. These targeted therapies are often referred to as biologic therapy.