We treat patients using chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy.
Chemotherapy is a drug treatment that attacks cancer cells to stop them from growing, dividing and reproducing. There are numerous chemotherapy medications available, and we will identify the most effective option based on your stage and type of cancer, underlying conditions, overall health and other factors.
Targeted Therapy is an excellent option when physicians have identified a specific mutation or set of mutations causing your cancer. Targeted Therapy medications directly attack the mutation and destroy or reduce the growth of cells that carry the mutation. Due to the focused approach, there is less damage to healthy cells.
Immunotherapy uses the body’s own defenses to fight certain types of cancer, including lung cancer and lymphoma, by improving how the immune system identifies and targets cancer cells. Some treatments spark the immune system to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, while others cause it to destroy cancer cells and stop their spread.
When indicated, we will send your cancer specimen for advanced gene testing to identify the best possible therapy tailored for you as an individual.
Sometimes the best treatment is a new treatment that is not yet available to the public at large. Through our clinical trial system, you may have access to the newest and most hopeful treatments being studied in a research setting.
A comprehensive approach
Your individual treatment plan may include one or a combination of these medical therapies. Our team also works closely with your surgical and radiation oncologists to provide the most complete, effective treatment for your specific needs.
We believe in a team management approach to each patient’s care, a philosophy backed by the extensive and variety of specialists within the Regional One Health system.