Cancer care, designed for you.
At CoxHealth, we provide a treatment plan that is as individual as you are, based on your needs. Our medical oncologists in Springfield and Branson care for patients with all cancer types, including breast, colon, lung, prostate and lymphoma. They'll coordinate your care with surgeons, radiation oncologists and any other specialists you need.
Certain types of cancer respond very differently to various types of treatment, so determining the type of cancer you have is a vital step toward knowing which treatments will work best.
Your cancer's stage (how widespread it is) will also determine the best course of treatment, since early-stage cancers respond to different therapies than cancers in later-stages. Your overall health, your lifestyle and your personal preferences will also help us decide which treatment options are best for you. Not all types of treatment will be effective in your situation, so be sure you understand your options.
Don't be afraid to ask questions: it's your right to know what treatments are most likely to help you and what their side effects may be.
Types of Cancer Treatment
Chemotherapy is treatment with powerful medicine that is most often given by mouth or by injection. Chemotherapy drugs can treat cancers that have spread throughout your body.
Radiation therapy is one of the most common treatments for cancer and is used in more than half of all cancer cases.