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Medical Oncology in Davenport

By March 17, 2024Uncategorized

Medical Oncology in Davenport

Your partner throughout your cancer treatment

Our medical oncologist will be with you from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. The medical oncology specialists oversee treatments such as chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and immunotherapy.

Our compassionate accredited medical oncologists keep on top of the most advanced treatments and work closely with a full team of cancer specialists to provide the best possible outcome for you.

Understanding Medical Oncology Treatments


  • Used to treat a broad range of cancer types, chemotherapy relies on medicines or drugs to reduce the size of malignant tumors and destroy cancer cells.
  • Chemotherapy may be prescribed by itself or in combination with other therapies to cure cancer, stop it from growing, or prevent it from returning.
  • Chemotherapy can be administered in various forms including orally, intravenously, topically and through injection.
  • How often you’ll receive chemotherapy depends on factors such as the type of cancer, how advanced it is, and how your body responds to it.

Hormone Therapy

  • This type of therapy targets hormones that circulate throughout the body.
  • In cancers that need hormones to grow, such as breast cancer and prostate cancer, medications can sometimes be used to block, alter or stop their production.
  • Hormone therapy can be used alone or in combination with other therapies to treat cancer or reduce the symptoms.
  • Hormone therapy can be delivered orally or by injection. Sometimes surgery is recommended to remove organs that produce hormones (ovaries in women or testicles in men).


  • Immunotherapy is a biological therapy that enhances your immune system’s ability to recognize and kill cancer cells.
  • Some biological therapies are designed to target and attack specific cancer cells, while others may be used to reduce symptoms from other types of cancer treatment.
  • Immunotherapy can be administered in several ways — orally, intravenously or through injection. Side effects are usually short-lived and tend to subside after treatment.

If you’re seeking to make an appointment with a medical oncologist in Davenport or looking for more information about cancer treatment contact us today.

When scheduling an appointment, please have your medical records, any diagnostic reports, or referral information ready.

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