Medical Oncology

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What does the Medical Oncology Department do?

Medical oncology includes the diagnosis, treatment, and management of cancer. Opportunities to treat cancer include treatments which can destroy cancer cells, slow the growth of cancer, prevent cancer from spreading, and reduce the symptoms from cancer.

What to expect if you are referred to Southwest Cancer Care for Medical Oncology?

At Southwest Cancer Care, diagnosis, treatment, and management will be directed by Dr. Sindhu who is a board-certified hematologist/oncologist. Doctors, nurses, clinical, and administrative staff work side-by-side to ensure that patients are being well-cared for in a holistic way. Each patient’s journey is different and we ensure that patients and their families are getting the most customized and personalized approach possible. By providing the most up-to-date treatment options including immunotherapy and targeted treatments, patients will benefit from options which maximize their ability to fight cancer and minimize suffering from unnecessary side effects.  This approach incorporates immunotherapy, biologic agents, and chemotherapy based upon proven science and evidence.


What we offer:

  • Therapy for cancers that have already been surgically removed to kill off any microscopic disease
  • Treatment of cancers that cannot be treated with surgery or radiation therapy
  • Treatment to enhance the benefits of radiation therapy
  • Access to the newest drugs and biological treatments
  • Chemotherapy is administered in specially designed treatment rooms by oncology certified nurses under the direct supervision of board-certified doctors
  • Access to the latest cancer therapies through clinical trials


Patients are also offered many supportive services including:

  • Education regarding their treatment
  • Use of venous access devices and portable infusion pumps
  • Blood and blood product transfusion
  • Pain management
  • Counseling and emotional support
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Arrangements for home health care and—when needed—hospice care

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