Medical oncology is a specialty that treats cancer using chemotherapy or other medicines, such as targeted therapy.
Chemotherapy is a therapy that uses drugs to interfere with the cancer cells’ ability to reproduce. Targeted therapy uses specific medicines that target your particular type of cancer. You may receive chemotherapy/targeted therapy alone or in combination with surgery or radiation therapy.
Why Medical Oncology at Gibbs Cancer Center?
Our medical oncologists work with a multidisciplinary team specializing in the type of cancer you have, and this team of cancer specialists combines their expertise to create the best possible treatment plan for you. Our medical oncology staff cares for patients like they’re family while delivering customized, world-class cancer care.
A clinical navigator will be assigned to you to help coordinate appointments and provide emotional support. Our navigators function as personal guides for each cancer patient at Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute.
Cold Cap Therapy
Cold cap therapy is one of the many innovative services we use to combat the effects of cancer treatment. During this therapy, you wear a cap filled with ice water to freeze the hair follicles during and after chemotherapy treatment to help prevent hair loss.
Our oncology clinical trials provide appropriate patients with additional treatment options, often providing access to new medicines that combat a variety of cancers.
With infusion centers in Spartanburg, Cherokee, Union, Pelham and North Grove, we want to keep you close to home so that you can receive our expert level of care in your own community.