Comprehensive services offered at SNMH Community Cancer Center
Your time is important. When you’re with our care team, we want you to get the most out of your visit. Our multidisciplinary team of physicians is ready to serve when you need us most. With a combination of expert knowledge, compassionate care, and personalized treatment plans, you can count on us to work for you.
Advanced Cancer Treatment
Advanced cancer treatment is for cancer that is unlikely to be cured or controlled with treatment. Treatment may be given to help shrink the tumor, slow the growth of cancer cells, or relieve symptoms.
Medical oncology is a branch of medicine that specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer. It is the role of a medical oncologist to diagnose cancer and provide treatment in the form of the surgical removal of tumors, chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy, and/or immunotherapy.
Chemotherapy is a treatment that uses drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells, either by killing the cells or by stopping them from dividing.
Hormone therapy is a cancer treatment that slows or stops the growth of cancer that uses hormones to grow.
Biological therapy is a type of treatment that uses substances made from living organisms to treat disease.
Radiation oncology is a medical specialty that is an essential part of cancer treatment. It uses high energy x rays most commonly delivered through a linear accelerator.
Surgical oncology is a surgical specialty that is focused on the surgical treatment of cancer. This involves the surgical diagnosis, staging, and treatment of cancer and the surgical management of symptoms related to cancer.