A medical oncologist treats cancer patients with chemotherapy, biologic therapies, or other cancer-fighting drugs in order manage terminal illness, encourage remission (a temporary recovery) and in the best of circumstances, find a cure. Medical oncologists usually specialize in treating one or more types of cancer that occur in a specific organ or tissue, organ system or region of the body. The medical oncologist is also responsible for coordinating the patient’s overall treatment plan.
At AMC, patient care is a team effort. Medical oncology works in concert with diagnostic imaging, surgery, radiation oncology, integrative medicine, pain management, and pathology to create a comprehensive plan with one simple goal in mind – the best outcome for the pets you love.
We offer a number of therapies including chemotherapy (treatment with cytotoxic or “anti-cancer” drugs), immunotherapy (stimulation of the patient’s own immune system to attack cancer cells) and clinical trials, designed to test new ways to treat, diagnose, prevent and manage symptoms of cancer.