Medical oncology involves the study of cancerous cells and tumors, including their development, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Our board certified medical oncologists diagnose, evaluate and develop specific treatment plan in the management of solid tumors, hematologic malignancies and other cancer disorders. These specialists work with our nationally certified nurses and support staff to give you the best tools in your fight against cancer.
Carle Cancer Center is the premier cancer treatment and support center in east central Illinois, offering more resources to help patients in the fight against cancer. With the area's largest and most specialized team of fellowship trained oncologists, surgeons and staff, patients get in for diagnosis and start treatment as soon as possible.FIND A DOCTOR VISIT INSTITUTE
The following treatment methods aim to eliminate cancer cells in different ways. They may be administered the form of an IV, injection or pill, and are often used in combination with surgery and/or radiation therapy.
Uses drugs that boost the ability of the immune system to fight cancer
Treatment with drugs that prevent cancer cells from multiplying or destroys them
Blocks specific hormones in the body to control or reverse the growth of cancer
Uses drugs or other substances to identify and eliminate cancer cells
Involves the transfer of healthy blood from a donor to a patient to increase red blood cell count
With doctors practicing in 80 specialties at locations throughout the region, it’s easy to find the right healthcare team at Carle. Our mission is to serve people through high quality care, medical research and education.