ABOUT YOUR CANCER
With 1.9 million new diagnoses projected for 2022, understanding cancer is crucial. Knowing the risk factors, symptoms and treatment options can help you maintain control of your health and well-being.
Most cancers can be treated after a diagnosis. At Personalized Hematology-Oncology, we provide individualized oncology treatment with aggressive anti-cancer therapies customized for you.
Our oncologists specialize in a wide range of therapies, including chemotherapy, molecular-targeted therapies and infusion administration, to treat all forms. They also take into consideration the unique genetic profile of your tumor.
Cancer is a genetic disorder that can affect different parts of the body. This disease is the result of abnormal, cancerous cells that divide, grow uncontrollably and spread. Once it has metastasized, or spread, it can affect other parts of the body.
Sometimes there is no apparent reason why someone develops the disease, but there are factors that can play a role, including:
- Lifestyle habits such as poor diet or smoking
- Exposure to cancer-causing agents
- Hormone therapy
There are two main types: blood cancer and solid tumor cancer. We treat multiple types of solid tumors and leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells.
We have compiled a list of the most common cancers, symptoms, side effects and treatment options. Please contact us if you do not see information pertaining to your particular type.
Most cancers are categorized by stages to indicate how much the cancerous tumor has grown or whether other areas of the body have been affected. An oncologist will run tests to determine the stage and explore treatment options based on the diagnosis.
- Stage I: It is localized to a small area without spreading other tissues or lymph nodes.
- Stage II: It has grown but has not spread.
- Stage III: It has grown larger and may have spread to other tissues or lymph nodes.
- Stage IV: It has spread from its original location to at least one other organ.
Facts about cancer can help us see the impact it has on everyone. By understanding the statistics, we can uncover trends, track risks and develop strategies to better care for our patients.
In 2020, cancer was the leading cause of death globally, according to the World Health Organization.
The patient economic burden associated with cancer care in the U.S. in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
The projected number of new cases annually in the United States by 2030, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Estimated number of Americans who will die from cancer in 2022, according to the American Cancer Society.
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 care.
We are experts in tumor gene expression profiling to determine how genes affect the way each patient responds to drugs. With this crucial insight, our Raleigh oncologists can better plan true customized cancer care with the potential to offer the right drug at the right time to the right patient.
Here are a few of our treatment options:
- Genome science
- Gene testing
- Vaccine therapy/oral chemotherapy
- Infusion therapy
- Molecular diagnostics
- Proton beam therapy
- Robotic surgery
- Late-stage treatment
- Outpatient/minimally invasive options
At Personalized Hematology-Oncology, we are committed to providing quality care to increase our patients’ length and quality of life. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.