IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 8:00 am - 11:00 am.
Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23, we will be closed.
We will return to our regular hours on Monday, November 26, 2018.

Offering hope and treatment options to cancer patients.

Being diagnosed with cancer is a life-changing event that has a major impact on your health and your life.

As a cancer patient, you need a coordinated care team to assist with the process and help keep your treatment on track. Our highly qualified pharmacists, nurses and support staff have years of experience helping cancer patients manage their treatment and gain access to the latest, most effective cancer drugs.

We are committed to supporting you with high-touch, personalized care and valuable patient services, in order to guide and comfort you through this journey.

CANCER AND MEDICATIONS

LEARN ABOUT CANCER

Cancer is a scary disease because it can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender or social status.

It’s ok to be overwhelmed. Take a moment. Breathe. Get informed and fight back.

In essence, cancer happens when abnormal cells grow rapidly, beyond their usual boundaries, and then invade other parts of the body. When abnormal cells spread throughout the body, it’s called metastases.

A combination of genetic factors and external agents cause this fast-paced growth of abnormal cells. External agents are divided into three categories:

  • Physical carcinogens (UV and ionizing radiation from occupational or medical diagnostic imaging)
  • Chemical carcinogens (asbestos, food contaminants, arsenic, etc.)
  • Biological carcinogens (infections from certain viruses, bacteria, or parasites)

While cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, it is preventable, treatable, and even curable. Many types of cancer have a high chance of cure if detected early and treated adequately.

Cancer Facts

  • Men have a higher chance of developing cancer than women.
  • The incidence of cancer rises dramatically with age.
  • Some lifestyle choices that lead to death by cancer are:
    • High body mass index (obesity)
    • Tobacco & alcohol use
    • Low fruit & vegetable intake (unhealthy diet)
    • Lack of physical activity

Therefore, making healthier lifestyle decisions helps increase survival chances for cancer patients. In fact, 30% to 50% of cancers can be prevented by leading healthy lifestyles.

The five most common types of cancer in men are:

  • Lung
  • Liver
  • Stomach
  • Colorectal
  • Prostate

The five most common types of cancer in women are:

  • Breast
  • Lung
  • Colorectal
  • Cervical
  • Stomach

The good news is that most of these common cancer types have high cure rates when detected early and treated adequately. Regular visits to your team of doctors, testing and screening are essential for early detection.

While treatment varies depending on the type of cancer diagnosed, the main goal is curing or stopping the progression of cancer- or considerably prolonging the patient’s life. Typically, treatment involves one or more of the following: surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. For higher chances of beating cancer, treatment should also integrate other types of support from a team of specialized care professionals like ours.

Our multidisciplinary approach to treating and supporting patients with chronic illnesses really makes a difference, not only in helping patients feel better but also in reducing the stress levels that come with managing and living with such a disease.

Oncology treatment can be complex

The reach and scope of cancer are why you need more than innovative medications and treatments to fight the disease. You need compassionate care and support throughout your treatment.

We work with your doctor on your treatment plan, and with your insurance coverage provider in order to verify your coverage benefits and to coordinate prior authorizations. We also collaborate with pharmaceutical companies on their latest research and patient assistance programs that provide financial aid for patients who qualify.

It may seem complicated, but that’s why we’re here—to make it simple for you so that you can focus on your health and well-being.