Medical oncology uses medical interventions to treat the cancer through a systemic approach -- meaning that medicine travels throughout the body, unlike radiation and surgery which are directed to a single site. The type of medicine is determined by the particular cancer diagnosis, but it often includes chemotherapy and/or hormone therapy. While some medications are taken at home, most chemotherapy treatments are given by an IV in the physician’s office.
Shelly Agarwal, MD
- obstetrics & gynecology
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Tinley Park, IL 60487
What is medical oncology?
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How will an ostomy affect what I can eat?
LIVESTRONG answeredSuggestions for dietary issues following an ostomy include the following:
- Colostomy: Foods that cause gas or odor are the same foods that were likely a problem before the ostomy. Common culprits can be beans, onions, cabbage, and spicy foods. If you have this concern, try to avoid those foods.
- Ileostomy: Certain foods need to be chewed very well or avoided if they cause cramping or difficulty passing through the ostomy. These include corn, popcorn, and nuts. It is also important to know which foods cause diarrhea. Because the drainage is liquid, diarrhea can cause an excessive loss of fluids and lead to dehydration. Taking in enough fluids is very important when that happens.
What are the treatment options for mouth cancer?
Treatment options for mouth cancer include surgery to remove the cancerous tumors; radiation, which uses high-energy beams to kill cancer cells; and chemotherapy, which kills cancer cells with medication. An additional treatment option is targeted drug therapy, where particular drugs such as Cetuximab alter the cancer cells.
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