Many people are unaware they have cancer until it is advanced, despite the obvious symptoms. Early detection of cancer increases treatment success rates. If you experience cancer symptoms or suspect cancer, you may benefit from oncology Sebring services at Florida Lakes Surgical, which include diagnosis, treatment, and management.
Oncology is a branch of medicine involving the diagnosis, management, and treatment of different forms of cancer. Your cells consist of a system that regulates their multiplication, maturity, and death. Cancer develops when your cells begin multiplying out of control. While it may appear counterintuitive, your body cells must complete their life span and disintegrate for your body to function normally. Then your body naturally replaces the dead cells with new cells. With cancer, the cells multiply uncontrollably without dying at the expected rate. As the cancer cells uncontrollably multiply, they scramble for the nutrients that would otherwise go to the healthy cells, which can compromise the immune system and other vital functions.
When to consider oncology services
Florida Lakes Surgical team offers a wide range of oncology services, including diagnosing and treating cancer. Since cancer can develop in any part of your body, experts have different techniques for diagnosing and managing it. The team can address cancer from your skin, stomach, thyroid, colon, and stomach. During your initial consultation at Florida Lakes Surgical, the specialists may conduct several tests, including a biopsy, to detect the abnormal cells under a microscope. If you have colorectal cancer, your provider may suggest a colonoscopy to monitor your rectum and colon changes and collect a tissue biopsy.
What you should know about port placement
Port placement is a minimally invasive surgery to help you manage cancer. During the treatment, your provider creates a tiny incision and inserts a hollow plastic tube known as a catheter beneath your clavicle. The port allows your doctor to draw blood samples for testing. The team may also deliver blood transfusions, fluids, nutrients, and medications through the port. During chemotherapy, your doctor gives the medicines that destroy the cancer cells via the port. Chemotherapy might be your only treatment option or, among the several, your provider may recommend.
Symptoms associated with cancer
Symptoms associated with cancer may differ depending on the type and the affected body part. Some forms of cancer may be mild, while others may jeopardize your life. Signs signifying cancer include enlarged lymph nodes, lumps in your testicles or breast, back pain, abdominal pain or headaches, skin changes like a new sore or mole that won’t heal, abdominal symptoms like abdominal bloating, jaundice or nausea, and respiratory issues like recurrent respiratory infections, shortness of breath or persistent cough. Sometimes cancer symptoms may be nonspecific such that only a certified oncologist can detect your cancer type. General advanced cancer symptoms include night sweats, persistent fever, and unexplained weight loss. If you experience any of these symptoms, inform your physician immediately for diagnosis and treatment. Early cancer detection improves the success rates of therapy.
Call the Florida Lakes Surgical office or book your spot online for more information about cancer treatment.