Medical Oncology

The medical oncology units in our Cancer Care Centers offer the latest pharmaceutical advancements in a positive, relaxed environment. They are staffed by our board-certified medical oncologists, registered nurses trained in the administration of chemotherapy, and other support staff. Many of our nurses hold nationally-recognized oncology specialty certifications.

Medical oncology involves the use of powerful drugs, called chemotherapy, to kill cancer cells, control their growth or relieve pain symptoms. Administered orally, by injection or by intravenous infusion, chemotherapy may require one drug or a combination of agents, depending on the type of cancer and its rate of progression. It can be used in combination with other treatments, such as surgery or radiation, in an effort to eradicate cancer cells. If chemotherapy is prescribed by your oncologist as part of your treatment plan, it will be discussed in detail with you along with any other treatment recommendations.