Our cancer specialists at Women’s Cancer Care provide customized cancer treatment plans with therapies tailored to the individual’s cancer type, symptoms, and side effects.
Learn more about the types of treatments we offer at our women’s cancer treatment center in Fresno, California.
At Women’s Cancer Care, our team of specialists focus on treating the whole person not just the disease. We provide customized treatment plans with therapies not only tailored to your cancer, but also your specific symptoms and side effects. Offering these treatments in our office gives us first-hand feedback on the treatments and allows us to give you the support you need.
Learn more about the types of treatments we offer at our facility below.
Chemotherapy is a systemic therapy that can treat cancer, slow its growth, and prevent it from spreading, depending on the cancer’s type, location, and severity. It can be given in multiple methods, but the most common are oral and intravenous (directly into the blood stream).
The type of chemotherapy used depends on the individual’s cancer type, stage, and location.
Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate many bodily processes, including blood sugar, metabolism, and fertility. Unfortunately, some naturally occurring hormones — including insulin and estrogen — can be responsible for cancer cell growth.
Hormone cancer therapy works in different ways, either by blocking or altering the cell receptors that hormones connect to or eliminating the hormone causing cancerous cell growth.
Because cancer originates in the body, your immune system does not recognize the threat of cancer cells or attempt to destroy them. Therefore, there is no immune response and cancer grows unchecked by the body’s defense system. Immunotherapy for cancer is a method of treatment that uses the body’s immune system to find and destroy cancer cells.
There are various types of immunotherapy, including:
Considered a precision medicine, targeted therapy stops molecular mutations on cancer cells to prevent them from growing and spreading. These targeted therapies allow medications to kill cancer cells and leave most other cells alone by focusing on specific traits of the cancerous cells of a person’s tumor. The types of medicines used in targeted therapy include:
At Women’s Cancer Care, our personalized, compassionate approach to caring for women with breast and gynecologic cancer sets us apart. With a focus on individual wholeness, we seek to restore the mind, body, and spirit by building supportive, lasting relationships with the women in our care.
If you are seeking patient-centered, comprehensive women’s cancer treatment in Fresno, California, request an appointment online today.