Medical Oncology Services
A medical oncologist has special training in diagnosing and treating cancer in adults using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy and targeted therapy. Usually, you’ll see your medical oncologist the most often during your cancer care along with other specialists.
Types of Medical Oncology Treatment
- Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells.
- Hormonal Therapy: Hormone therapy is the use of hormones, or hormone-blocking drugs, to fight cancer. It’s a form of systemic therapy, meaning it reaches cancer cells almost anywhere in the body and not just in the affected area.
- Biological Therapy (Immunotherapy): Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that uses certain parts of a person’s immune system to fight cancer.
- Targeted Therapy: Targeted therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs or other substances to more precisely identify and attack cancer cells.
“Medical oncology encompasses the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of cancer.”
-Larry R. Corum, MD
Our Cancer Care Services and Specialties
Every person’s journey with cancer is unique. Your cancer is not like anyone else’s, and your treatment shouldn’t be either. At Olathe Health, we are focused on you, and we have the most comprehensive treatments, cutting-edge technology, supportive services and resources available.
A few of our areas of expertise include breast cancer and reconstruction, colon cancer, lung cancer and skin cancer.