The types of treatment you receive for your cancer will depend on multiple factors that include, but are not limited to, the type of cancer you have and how advanced it is. Most people have a combination of treatments. Our board-certified surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, specialized oncology nurses, social workers and nutritionists work as one team to treat you. Their purpose is to provide you with the quality, individualized care you need in a healing, supportive environment so that you can focus on getting well and maintaining the strength to move forward through treatment.
In-hospital cancer treatment
Our inpatient oncology facilities are designed to meet the special needs of cancer patients. Patients range from chemotherapy patients to those who require symptom management and supportive care for progressive disease. In each of our CarePoint Health locations, patients who must be hospitalized will find advanced medical care.
Out-of-the-hospital cancer treatment
Our outpatient oncology departments are staffed by oncology-certified nurses who carefully provide infusions and other related services. Our clinical social workers are available to provide the guidance and support that often make a difference in the lives of our cancer patients. Outpatient services include radiation oncology, laboratory, radiology and pharmacy.
Our treatment services include:
- Medical Oncology—our oncology team is led by medical oncologists who manage a person’s care and treatment after a cancer diagnosis.
- Immunotherapy—we are able to treat cancer using certain parts of a person’s immune system.
- Nuclear Medicine—these procedures use small amounts of radioactive material to treat cancer.
- Radiation Oncology—our team is led by radiation oncologists who provide cancer patients with coordinated care by working closely with their referring physician.
- Interventional Radiology—our interventional radiologists are trained to use image-guided technology to non-surgically treat patients with several types of cancer.
- Chemotherapy—we are able to treat cancer by using chemical substances to destroy cancer cells.
- Surgery—sometimes tumors and surrounding tissue must be removed surgically. Several types of surgeries are available at CarePoint Health:
- Lungs—Thoracic including VATS
Several of our specific inpatient and outpatient services include:
- Blood product transfusions
- IV antibiotic therapy/iron infusions
- Urinary bladder chemotherapy
- IV chemotherapy and biotherapy
- Therapeutic phlebotomy