A cancer diagnosis has a huge impact on your health and general life
As a patient living with cancer, you need a coordinated care team to help you throughout the process and ensure you stay on track with your treatment. Our highly qualified pharmacists, nursing staff, and support personnel have years of experience helping patients like you.
We provide individualized and personalized services, so you can rest assured that we will be with you every step of the way.
CANCER AND MEDICATIONS
LEARN MORE ABOUT CANCER
Living with cancer might seem scary. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed. Take a minute. Breathe in. Get informed and hold on.
Basically, cancer happens when abnormal body cells grow rapidly and beyond their limits, invading other body parts. When these abnormal cells start spreading throughout the body, this is known as metastasis.
This rapid growth of abnormal cells is caused by a combination of genetic factors and external agents. External agents are divided into three categories:
- Physical carcinogens (UV radiation and ionizing radiation as a result of significant exposure to medical imaging)
- Chemical carcinogens (asbestos, food contaminants, arsenic, etc.)
- Biological carcinogens (infections with certain viruses, bacteria, or parasites)
Even though some types of cancers are among the leading causes of death in the world, it can be prevented, managed, and even cured. There are many types of cancer that, when detected on time and managed properly, have a high possibility of being cured.
Facts about cancer
- Men are more likely to develop cancer than women.
- The incidence of cancer increases dramatically with age.
- Some lifestyles can make cancer deadly, such as:
- High body mass index (obesity)
- Alcohol and tobacco use
- Low consumption of fruits and vegetables (unhealthy diet)
- Low physical activity
Therefore, making healthier lifestyle decisions can help increase the probability of survival for cancer patients. In fact, 30–50% of cancer cases can be prevented by leading a healthy lifestyle.
The five most common types of cancer in men are:
The five most common types of cancer in women are:
Fortunately, most of these cancer types have good rates of recovery through early detection and adequate treatment. Regularly visiting your team of medical providers, as well as getting your labs and tests, is essential for early detection.
Although the treatment will vary based on the type of cancer diagnosed, the main purpose is to cure or stop the cancer from advancing, or to considerably prolong the patient’s life. Treatment usually requires one or more of the following elements: surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy.
In order to boost the fight against cancer, treatment should include other kinds of support from a team of specialized professionals such as ours.
Our multidisciplinary approach to treating and supporting people with chronic conditions really makes a difference. Not only does it help patients feel better, but it also helps reduce their stress levels associated with living with this type of disease.
Below, we have listed some of the drugs we dispense to patients living with cancer:
Click here to learn more about other drugs we dispense.
Cancer treatment can be complex
The scope of cancer is such that you need much more than innovative drugs and treatments to fight this disease. You need compassionate care and support to guide and help you through the process.
We work with your physician on your treatment plan and with your payers to verify your insurance coverage benefits and process pre-authorizations. We also work with pharmaceutical companies on their latest research and financial assistance programs for eligible patients.
It may be complex, but that’s why we’re here. We want to make the process easier for you, so you can focus on your health and well-being.
Centers of Excellence
Select a Center of Excellence to learn how we can help you at each step of your treatment.