Oncology

Overview:

    • Oncology is the medical study of cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Cancer results from genetic changes impairing the body’s ability to accurately produce the basic units of the human body (cells). The abnormal cells multiply, creating tumors. There are many types of cancer ranging from solid tumors, lymphomas, to blood.

Symptoms:

    • Cancer symptoms vary greatly. The organ system involved dictates an individual’s signs and symptoms.

Treatment:

    • Cancer treatment is typically a multi-faceted approach, encompassing various therapies of radiation, chemotherapy, and surgical intervention. Cancer treatment is evolving and newer, more targeting therapies such as Her 2 neu inhibitors, EGFR & VEGF inhibitors, ALK inhibitors, BRAF & MEK inhibitors, etc, are being used more frequently and more readily available to patients.