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Chemotherapy

Our Medical Oncology Services

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Medical oncology focuses on monitoring cancer and delivering cancer treatment with medications. North Star Lodge's board certified medical oncology physicians provide diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of all types of cancer including solid tumors and blood disorders such as cancers and bone marrow disorders including leukemia and lymphoma. Doctors treat patients with the most current anti-cancer drugs and treatment protocols available.

Chemotherapy is the use of specialized medicines to treat cancer. There are over 100 chemotherapy drugs, used individually or in various combinations. You and your doctor will decide which drug or combination of drugs, dosages, frequency, and length of treatment is best for you. They can also be used in combination with radiation therapy before, during or after treatment. The treatment plan for a patient is referred to as a PROTOCOL.

For additional information regarding chemotherapy treatment at North Star Lodge, please download our Patient Education handbook or Manual de educatición del paciente.

Depending on the type of cancer and its stage of development, chemotherapy can be used to:

  • Cure your cancer
  • Keep the cancer from spreading
  • Slow the cancer's growth
  • Kill cancer cells that may have spread to other parts of the body from the original tumor (Called Metastases)
  • Relieve symptoms caused by cancer including pain

Meet the Medical Oncology Team »

NEW! Telehealth: Let us bring your Healthcare to you.

We are now offering Telehealth visits at all Virginia Mason Memorial clinics. These are typical appointments with your provider but from your home, work, or wherever is most convenient for you

Learn more about joining one of our providers for a Telehealth visit »

COVID-19 Information For North Star Lodge Patients

Common Questions About COVID-19 and Cancer: Answers for Patients and Survivors »

Coronavirus 2019: What People With Cancer Need to Know »

Bench To Bedside: COVID-19* » COVID-19 Q&A for cancer patients featuring Dr. Joseph McGuirk, medical director of blood and marrow transplant and cellular therapeutics, and Dr. Dana Hawkinson, medical director of infection control and prevention. *University of Kansas Cancer Center

Understanding The Basics* (Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center)

Travel Restrictions* » (* From Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center) »

Symptoms* » (* From Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center)

A Message to Patients With Cancer and Health Care Providers About COVID-19 »

Patient Care: Your questions about clinical care »

COVID-19 Provider & Practice Information »

Government, Reimbursement & Regulatory Updates »

Coronavirus 2019: Qué deben saber las personas con cáncer »