Oncology is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer. Cancer is when cells grow out of control. There are over 70 different types of cancer, the most common being cancer of the lungs, breast, colorectum, prostate, and stomach. The signs and symptoms of cancer depend on the type of cancer and whether it has spread. The most common treatments for Cancer are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Chemotherapy and radiation work by killing cancer cells or to slow their growth; it can be given through a vein or through a pill. An example of radiation treatment would be getting a powerful x-ray focused on the cancer site. Many times a combination of the three treatments are used.
- Approximately 39.6% of people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their life.
- Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death worldwide.
- About 70% of deaths from cancer occur in middle to low-income families.
- 66.9% of those diagnosed with cancer live for 5 years or more.
At METRORX Specialty Pharmacy we can service all your medications related to your Oncology. Some of the most common medications for Oncology that we service include: MEKINIST®, TYKERB®, SPRYCEL®, and VOTRIENT®
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