Cancer Medical Team
A multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled professionals cares for every cancer patient at CHI Health. Using state-of-the-art technology and treatment regimens, our doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals treat hundreds of patients annually. Each patient receives an individualized care plan that includes treatment, support groups and continuing care. Your cancer medical team includes:
These physicians specialize in diseases of the blood, bone marrow, spleen, and lymph glands. They treat conditions such as anemia, clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, leukemia and lymphoma. They administer chemotherapy and perform bone marrow transplantation. Medical oncologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of cancer and other benign tumors. They administer chemotherapy as well as work with primary care physicians and other medical specialists.
Radiation oncologists specialize in treating cancer using radiation. Radiation Oncologists decide what type of radiation therapy treatment is best, plan the treatment and carefully monitor the treatment of each of their patients.
Surgery often is used as a treatment for cancer. It may be done as a first-line treatment, or your doctor may recommend surgery after chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy has reduced the size of any operable tumors.
Surgery offers the greatest chance of cure for many types of cancer, especially those that have not spread to other parts of the body. Most people with cancer will have some type of surgery. Cancer surgeries are performed by general surgeons or surgeons who specialize in cancer-related surgeries.
The Radiology Departments provide services used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, including: diagnostic x-ray, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, CT scanning, MRI, mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and PET scanning. The CHI Health Radiology Departments are certified by the American College of Radiology.
The Pathology Departments, which provide inpatient and outpatient services, analyze specimens used in the diagnostic work-up of malignancies. The laboratories are fully accredited by the College of American Pathologists.
An otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for patients with cancers that effect the ears, nose, throat, the respiratory and upper alimentary systems and related structures of the head and neck.