Medical Oncology Services

The Board Certified Medical Oncologists at the Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute provide comprehensive medical care for patients with known or suspected malignancies and diseases of the blood. Patients are seen promptly in an outpatient setting upon request from referring physicians.

Services include:

  • Diagnostic evaluation of patients with a suspected malignancy or blood disorder
  • Second opinions
  • Treatment with chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and immunotherapy
  • Enrollment in clinical trials
  • Pain Management
  • Side Effect Management

Medical oncologists use chemotherapy, an anticancer drug, to treat cancerous cells. Chemotherapy has been used for many years and is one of the most common treatments for cancer. In most cases, chemotherapy works by interfering with the cancer cell’s ability to grow or reproduce. Different groups of drugs work in different ways to fight cancer cells. Chemotherapy may be used alone for some types of cancer or in combination with other treatments such as radiation or surgery. Often, a combination of chemotherapy drugs is used to fight a specific cancer. Certain chemotherapy drugs may be given in a specific order depending on the type of cancer it is being used to treat.

The clinical staff provides expert care in the treatment of patients with blood disorders. They work closely with laboratory and radiation oncology and primary care physicians. From diagnosis to continuing care, patients receive thorough and accessible management of their blood-related illness