Baptist Health Floyd: Oncology & Cancer Treatment
Oncology & Cancer Treatment in New Albany, IN HealthTalks Transcript
Amitoj Gill, MD, Hematology & Oncology:
Oncology is the field of medicine that deals with cancers, tumors in general, diagnosis, treatment and management of different types of cancers.
Here at Baptist Health Floyd, we have a dedicated oncology unit, which is where we take care of our oncology and hematology patients. This is where we have specialized treatments for our cancer patients, including chemotherapies, immunotherapies and targeted treatments. It’s important to have all that together as a team.
Most of these patients are sick, they have some sort of side effect or complication. They’re debilitated; they need specialized care. Our staff here in the oncology unit is specialized to take care of these patients who have a lot more needs than our noncancer patients in the hospital. It’s very advantageous for our hospital to have this separate oncology unit.
Getting a cancer diagnosis is tough news to hear. It’s hard to handle some of the side effects, but when you have a caring staff that’s looking after your needs and monitoring what’s needed to be done, a dedicated staff with social services, and physical therapy and occupational therapy — that helps you every step of the way.
When you’re getting your cancer treatment at Baptist Health Floyd, rest assured you’re getting the best treatment possible.
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