This sub-specialty of internal medicine involves chemotherapy and other non-radiation and non-surgical treatments for cancer. Often, the medical oncologist will direct cancer treatment for adult patients. Medical Oncologists are available at St. Vincent's Riverside and Southside to provide patients with the latest medical treatments and to collaborate with other physicians on the treatment team.
The radiation oncology team at St. Vincent's includes experienced physicians, a radiation physicist, radiation therapists, and radiation therapy nurses. Treatments include 3-D planning, the latest in digital linear accelerators for precision radiotherapy, and special procedures like IMRT, IGRT, brachytherapy, prostate seed implants, external beam radiation treatments, and more.
This subspecialty is for the treatment of cancers found in a woman's reproductive system. St. Vincent's HealthCare offers a dedicated inpatient unit, highly trained physicians, medical professionals, and patient support programs.