The medical oncologists at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Eastern Regional Medical Center (Eastern) manage patients’ treatment plans and lead a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, nurses and other cancer care clinicians. Our medical oncologists are experienced in diagnosing cancer and delivering treatments like chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted therapy. Together with other members of the care team, medical oncologists at our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, hospital communicate, educate and empower patients. At CTCA®, we believe it is important for patients to understand their treatment options so they are empowered to take an active role in their treatment decisions.
The medical oncologists at our Pennsylvania cancer center have a level of expertise that comes with working exclusively with cancer patients. They work closely with you and the rest of your care team to deliver treatments and therapies based on your individual needs. Chemotherapy is one of the treatment options available at our Philadelphia hospital. Chemotherapy has many uses and may be prescribed to destroy cancer cells, as a primary treatment option or in combination with other treatments. Chemotherapy may be administered to shrink a tumor before other treatment options are employed. In other circumstances, it may be used after radiation or surgery to destroy remaining cancer cells.
Before and during treatment, patients often have questions about possible side effects and the options available for managing them. Our medical oncologists in Philadelphia understand the importance of addressing these challenges early and may recommend supportive therapies designed to reduce side effects. CTCA offers evidence-based supportive care therapies to improve quality of life. Supportive care services include nutrition therapy, pain management, naturopathic medicine, oncology rehabilitation and mind-body medicine.