Oncology Treatment

Oncology Treatment

This is the collection of Oncology Treatment posts.

What Is Targeted Therapy and How Is It Used To Treat Cancer?

Although it’s still in its early stages, targeted therapy for cancer has revitalized hope for a true “cure for cancer” in the medical community. Judah Folkman, an American medical scientist specializing in angiogenesis, proposed the idea of an angiogenesis inhibitor…

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7 Questions to Ask Your Oncologist Before Cancer Treatment

Receiving a cancer diagnosis comes with an overload of information for patients. Trying to process a new reality feels overwhelming, and learning new terms and treatment information takes time. An effective way to learn is to create a list of…

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Everything to Know About Your Cancer Prognosis

When someone hears the word cancer, their first thought is often “Is cancer curable?” Many people want to know their prognosis immediately, while others find it daunting. Your oncologist will not be able to predict what will happen, but cancer…

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Empowering Patients Through Advance Care Planning

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 70% of Americans don’t currently have an advance care plan. Advance care management is critical for empowering patients, especially when a patient and their loved ones are dealing with…

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How Do I Tell Loved Ones About My Cancer Diagnosis?

Each person responds to a cancer diagnosis differently. While some people are committed to remaining positive while adjusting to life with cancer, others feel shattered and even angry. Regardless of your reaction to the diagnosis, the critical matter of announcing…

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Immunotherapy for Cancer Treatment

What is immunotherapy? Does this treatment modality have the potential to restore your health? Every day, cancer immunology specialists create treatments that help your immune system work harder to attack cancer cells effectively. Making informed decisions about cancer immunotherapy as…

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Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

Living with cancer can take as much of a toll on one’s mental health as it does their physical health, according to many of the roughly 1.6 million people diagnosed with the disease in the U.S. There are many reasons…

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Understanding Types of Cancer Treatment

Whether you’re a patient, a friend, a family member, or an oncologist, the fight against cancer will change your life. It’s natural to feel despair sometimes, but there’s reason to hope. Today’s cancer treatment options are more promising than ever.…

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Adjusting to Life With Cancer

A cancer diagnosis is one of the most shocking and devastating experiences you can go through. Cancer affects people of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles, but no one expects to be personally afflicted by the disease. Although modern medicine and…

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The Role of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Trials

Between 1999 and 2021, the U.S. conducted more clinical trials than any other developed country, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which was 157,618 trials. Coming in for a relatively close second was China, having conducted 80,333 studies in…

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