The treatment of cancer requires the expertise of a number of different healthcare professionals, working together to treat and care for the person with cancer and their family. The medical oncologists (cancer specialists) at Sequoia Regional Cancer Center are a vital part of the cancer team. These physicians, who specialize in the use of medications (such as chemotherapy, hormones and analgesics) in the management of cancer, have expertise in the management of Leukemia, Lymphoma, and all types of cancer. The improving efficacy of medical treatment helps patients lead more productive lives.
Chemotherapy is a first line of defense for many types of cancer. In some situations, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are being used at the same time to treat malignancies. Chemotherapy can serve to enhance the efficacy of radiation and thus lead to improved outcomes.
In some situations, chemotherapy may be given to make a tumor smaller before surgery. Chemotherapy can be used before or after surgery to improve a patient’s response to treatment.
The Medical Oncologists at Sequoia Regional Cancer Center provide state-or-the-art services in a setting that is peaceful and comforting with a staff of trained professionals to assist patients and their families.
Chemotherapy, also referred to as "Chemo", is a treatment of cancer that uses drugs to cure, control or ease painful symptoms cancer.
Immunotherapy is a treatment of cancer that involves altering a person's immune system so it can more effectively target and eliminate cancer cells in the body.
Targeted therapy uses drugs or other substances in order to precisely target and eliminate specific varieties of cancers.
Radiation therapy, also referred to as radiotherapy, is the treatment of cancer using high doses of radiation to eliminate cancer cells and shrink tumors.