Medical oncology is the treatment of cancer utilizing:
- Targeted therapy
- Hormone therapy
Chemotherapy is the use of a drug or combination of drugs that destroy rapidly dividing cells.
Immunotherapy uses drugs that use your own immune system to fight cancer cells.
Targeted therapy uses drugs that act on specific molecular targets that are associated with cancer. Regular chemotherapy acts on all cells, normal and cancerous.
Hormonal therapy can be given orally or by IV. This therapy binds to receptors on the surface or inside cells to activate or inhibit various pathways responsible for cellular activity. This decreases hormonal activity which causes some tumors to shrink.
New cancer patients will be seen within 24 hours of requesting an appointment.
Your initial visit to Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology will be a consult with one of our experienced oncologists. It is beneficial for you to bring a family member or friend with you to this appointment. Whether you’ve already received a cancer diagnosis or need to learn more about a possible cancer diagnosis, we are here for you. Our team of compassionate physicians will collaborate to decide different avenues of treatment for your particular type of cancer and your individual needs. Your oncologist may seek other means to determine and access your course of treatment through further diagnostic testing such as imaging, labs, pathology and/or surgery. You will also be provided with a variety of resources to help educate you and your family.
Medical Oncology Treatment
Your treatment can be administered in a variety of different methods. Most common are intravenous (IV) or oral. Each visit can vary in length based on a variety of factors. Based on years of experience with cancer research and clinical trials, your doctor will determine the best regimen for you. At FVHO, our physicians pride themselves on staying current with advancements that are happening daily in the medical oncology field.
Your Oncology Team
A variety of staff members will be by your side throughout your treatment. From the moment you walk through the door, your medical care team is here to treat you with compassionate, superior care. The FVHO practice is Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) certified, which demonstrates our commitment to quality and safety providing you with the most optimal cancer care.
Our experienced team of oncologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, therapists and technicians are here for you and your family every step of the way. We are proud to be serving Northeastern Wisconsin since 1990.
Oncology Treatment Areas
Every FVHO location has the capability to administer IV treatment or injections, making it convenient for you and your family. All our locations have comfortable infusion recliners available for patients with additional seating for family members and friends.