Medical oncology is the specialty focusing on the study and treatment of malignant cancers, or tumors. Treatments can be used to destroy cancer cells, slow the growth of cancer, prevent cancer from spreading, and reduce the symptoms of cancer.
At Celilo, Oncology Treatment Options Include:
- Chemotherapy, the use of drugs to destroy and kill cancer cells;
- Hormonal therapy, the use of hormones to treat cancer;
- Immunotherapy, the use of substances to stimulate or support the immune system.
Treatments vary depending on the type of cancer, treatment goals, drugs used, and how patients respond to treatment.
Our Team Approach
A cancer diagnosis is a frightening experience that can be followed with overwhelming decisions to make regarding treatment options.
Our team of oncologists, specially trained registered nurses and pharmacists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, physicists, patient navigators, and counselors that will help you through this process by providing compassionate care, information and support.
At Celilo, we also understand that cancer affects all aspects of a person’s life. We treat the whole person – body, mind and spirit -- not just the cancer. We support our patients with integrative therapies to boost the immune system, reduce treatment –related side effects, and improve quality of life. The members of our integrated therapies team consist of a nutritionist, pain management specialist, massage therapist, yoga and Tai Chi instructor, a spiritual care team, Reiki masters, oncology rehabilitation specialists and others.
We help our patients fight cancer on all fronts. Our goal is to provide patients and their families with sources of inspiration, encouragement and hope.
Celilo Medical Oncology is directed by Dr. Steve Fu. For more information about this department please call (541) 296-7585.