Chemotherapy Los Angeles
Advanced stages of cancer may require a multi-modality approach requiring a combination of treatment methods. One of the most innovative facilities for chemotherapy in Los Angeles is the Cancer Center of Southern California. Director of the center Dr. Sant Chawla is internationally known for his advanced drug therapeutics and work with cancer patients. Many doctors will refer their patients to Dr. Chawla who is frequently involved in clinical drug trials.
Chemotherapy Los Angeles
At the Cancer Center Los Angeles, chemotherapy typically serves one of three different roles in cancer treatment. It can be used as a standalone treatment to eliminate a tumor; used prior to surgery to reduce the tumor; or after surgery to less tumor pain.
To determine the most suitable chemotherapy method for a patient, the Cancer Center oncology team performs a thorough examination, which includes an evaluation of the patient and the pathology of the tumor. A patient consultation includes an exhaustive discussion about medical history and cancer symptoms combined with a physical examination. Evaluation of the tumor requires an X-ray and MRI which can reveal the tumor’s location and size. A biopsy reveals specific information about the pathology including stage, type, density, and cell origin.
Once all of this information is collected, doctors can develop a comprehensive treatment plan and determine the most effective use of chemotherapy and cancer radiotherapy.
Many of the patient cases involve a team of doctors, each responsible for a specific component of treatment. Dr. Chawla and his associates have extensive experience in coordinating administration of chemotherapy as part of a comprehensive plan. The Cancer Center has partnered with associates including radiologists, pathologists, and surgeons from renowned institutions such as M.D. Anderson, Sloan Kettering, UCLA, and USC.
Chemotherapy Specialists Can Help You
If you have been diagnosed with cancer and would like consultation about treatment, you will receive some of the most informative and helpful advice from the specialists at the Cancer Center of Southern California. Our oncologists are internationally known for their expertise in some of the most advanced drug therapeutics and solutions for the most favorable outcome. Call today at 310-552-9999 to schedule a consultation.
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