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Chemotherapy Services Provided by Florida Medical Clinic’s Medical Oncologists
Chemotherapy is often a key part of cancer treatment – but it takes an expert to know which medications to prescribe in different situations. At Florida Medical Clinic, we have a team of experienced medical oncologists – physicians who specialize in using chemotherapy medications to treat cancer – as well as infusion nurses and other specially trained medical professionals here to serve our patients.
At Florida Medical Clinic, we offer a full spectrum of chemotherapy medications, and our medical oncologists take into consideration a number of patient-specific factors when determining which medications to prescribe. We consider:
- The specific type of cancer with which the patient has been diagnosed. While there are many chemotherapy medications that can treat several different conditions, it’s important to select the one that is proven most effective for each patient’s specific diagnosis.
- The cellular makeup of the patient’s tumor. Even within one specific category of cancers (lung tumors, for instance), there are a number of different types differentiated by the specific cells that make up the tumors. Our medical oncologists can determine which drugs are most likely to be effective based on the cellular characteristics of a specific tumor.
- The patient’s previous response to chemotherapy, if any. If a patient has previously completed one or more rounds of chemo, his or her initial response can impact future treatments. It’s possible to re-prescribe a drug that produce a partial or complete remission in the past, or avoid medications that did not work or produced excessive side effects.
To help track each patient’s response to chemotherapy, we keep a detailed electronic medical record. This record can be easily accessed by all of a patient’s Florida Medical Clinic physicians, ensuring a seamless continuity of care.
To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced medical oncologists or to learn more about the infusion center where chemotherapy is administered, contact Florida Medical Clinic today.