Medical Oncology

A private physician practice

The treatment of cancer requires the expertise of a number of different health care professionals, working together to treat and care for the person with cancer and their families. The medical oncologists at Sequoia Regional Cancer Center are a vital part of the cancer care team. These physicians who specialize in the use of medications (such as chemotherapy, hormones and analgesics) in the management of cancer have expertise in the management of hematological malignancies and solid tumors. The improving efficacy of medical treatment helps patients lead more productive lives.

In a number of situations, chemotherapy and radiotherapy are being used at the same time to treat malignancies. Chemotherapy can serve to enhance the efficacy of radiation and thus lead to improved outcomes. 

In other cases chemotherapy may be administered to reduce the size of a tumor before use of a modality such as surgery or radiation. Chemotherapy can be used to make the disease operable if it was inoperable before or permit the use of limited local therapy. 

The medical oncologists at Sequoia Regional Cancer Center provide state-of-the-art services in a setting that is peaceful and comforting with a staff of trained professionals to assist patients and their families.