Chemotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for sarcoma. This type of cancer is complex, manifesting in over fifty different subtypes and affecting both soft tissue and bone. Sarcoma can develop unnoticed until it reaches an advanced stage, which requires multidisciplinary treatment. Chemotherapeutic chemicals are effective since they travel through the bloodstream throughout the body and can reach areas affected by sarcoma that surgery or radiation can’t accomplish.
Oncologists specializing in chemotherapeutic chemicals, including Dr. Sant Chawla of the Sarcoma Oncology Center and his associates Dr. Gordon and Dr. Quon, regard their work an art and a science. Achieving maximum effectiveness with the treatment requires a precise combination of therapeutic drugs customized to each patient’s needs. The physicians at the Sarcoma Oncology Center are renowned for their achievements with chemotherapy and many physicians refer their cancer patients to them.
Role of Chemotherapeutic Chemicals
Before creating a treatment plan, a thorough examination of the patient and analysis of the tumor is required. A patient’s medical history and physical condition are vital considerations for successful treatment. Many advancements in chemotherapy have resulted in drug therapies with minimal, if any, side-effects and enhanced capabilities, but patients must still be physically able to maintain a regular infusion schedule.
An advantage with chemotherapy is its flexibility as a treatment plan since it can be used for different treatment purposes such as:
- Primary treatment
- Adjuvant treatment with surgery
- Pain relief from advanced cancer symptoms
When paired with surgery, chemotherapy is used to shrink a tumor before surgery or remove the tumor completely following surgery. Chemotherapy is also effective in destroying any remaining traces of the disease in the body.
Specialists in chemotherapy and medical research centers continue to explore new techniques with chemotherapy. At the Sarcoma Oncology Center, Dr. Chawla leads clinical trials of novel drug therapeutics and when beneficial, includes selected patients in the research. Some of the new therapeutics that he’s developed have received FDA approval, such as Eribulin for metastatic breast cancer and the soft tissue sarcoma therapies Pazopanib and Aldoxorubicin.
Contact Our Chemotherapy Specialists
The Sarcoma Oncology Center’s doctors are internationally known for their expertise in sarcoma care and medically advanced treatment. Sarcoma treatment often requires a combination of methods and a team of physicians, and you could depend on the Sarcoma Oncology Center’s team to coordinate all your medical care. Call us today at 310-552-9999 to schedule a consultation.
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