Medical Oncology

Through its physicians and highly skilled oncology clinical staff, the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center offers quality care for patients battling all types of cancers.

Cancer is a group of cells that divide quickly and are growing out of control. If your doctor wants you to undergo treatment, it means something can be done to try to control, or even cure, your cancer. Just as cancer is unique to each individual, so is the treatment that is given.

The William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center delivers the latest developments in cancer care and cutting-edge technologies to its patients through an extensive research program. Clinical research trials offer high-quality cancer care, and have resulted in many of today’s most effective standard treatment options.

One such treatment option is chemotherapy, where special drugs that are designed to destroy or change cancer cells are used to alleviate the spread, growth and symptoms of the disease. Chemotherapy treatments are available at the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center.

Some chemotherapy drugs break down parts of the cells, some disrupt the cells’ growth cycle at particular stages and others deplete “food” needed by the cancer cells.

While chemotherapy drugs damage both normal and cancerous cells, normal cells have a greater ability to repair this damage and to continue living. The drugs are typically administered intravenously, orally or through an injection. The length of treatment depends on the type and severity of the cancer.

Our Cancer Center team works with patients to ensure that they are receiving the best, individualized treatment plan possible. Each patient’s progress is closely monitored and education is provided for the various forms of cancer and the temporary side effects of chemotherapy.