ABOUT YOUR CANCER

About Your Cancer

Personalized Hematology-Oncology of Wake Forest provides individualized oncology treatment with aggressive anti-cancer therapies customized for the unique genetic profile of your tumor. We specialize in a wide range of therapies including chemotherapy, molecular targeted therapies and infusion administration. Explore this section to learn more about the most common types of cancer, symptoms, side effects and treatment options.

At Personalized Hematology-Oncology, we are committed to providing quality care to increase our patients’ length and quality of life.

If you do not see information that pertains to your individual situation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

CANCER FACTS

Cancer, in just a few years, is likely to overtake heart disease as the United States’ #1 cause of death. Americans are living longer, and so many more individuals are being diagnosed with cancer.

$2.9 trillion

The amount spent on health care in the U.S. in 2013, as reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in its latest figures available. That number was projected to rise to $3.2 trillion in 2014, nearly 17.4 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

1,658,370

The number of new cases of cancer projected to be diagnosed in the United States in 2015.

589,430

The number of people in the United States projected to die from cancer in 2015.

On a more positive note, tremendous advancements have been made in the last decade due to the availability of sophisticated new drugs, robotic surgeries and radiation techniques. New technologies and market trends are creating opportunities to increase the quality of cancer care. These are just a few:

  • Gene therapy
  • Vaccine therapy/oral chemotherapy
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Reimbursement reductions for chemo drugs, drug administration and imaging
  • Proton beam therapy
  • Robotic surgery
  • Shift from inpatient to outpatient/minimally invasive
  • Health reform

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