Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems.
Your blood is living tissue made up of liquid and solids. The liquid part, called plasma, is made of water, salts and protein. Over half of your blood is plasma. The solid part of your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
Today, millions of people are living with cancer or have had cancer, including yourself or people that you care about. Virginia Cancer Specialists offers disease and drug information with the intent of helping you learn more about what you can expect for “typical treatment” of common types of cancer. Use this information to help you better understand the disease that you or your loved one is faced with. Then talk with your physician about how a customized treatment plan will be developed for your specific needs. All of our physicians and staff are ready to help you through your cancer journey.
Our community based physicians treat all cancer types, with subspecialists in areas such as Breast, GI, Lung, Genitourinary, Sarcoma, and Hematologic Malignancies, to name a few.
Cancer is different for each patient, so our approach to treating cancer varies for each person.
At Virginia Cancer Specialists, our clinical team evaluates the latest advances and proven treatments to identify a plan that meets your individual needs. In making recommendations about your treatment, we will consider many factors, including your medical history, current health, and risks and benefits of various options.