Cancer Treatments

Charles Padgett, MD, chief of medical oncology, speaks with a patient. When you need to know what to do next, our cancer team is here with leading technology and compassionate care tailored to your diagnosis.

During the treatment process, your oncologist (a doctor who specializes in cancer) works closely with you to create an individualized treatment program that meets your needs. You are probably wondering what your treatment options are, what the side effects will be and how they will affect your day-to-day life. Your healthcare team is here to answer any questions you have.

The treatment options for cancer vary from patient to patient. Factors that your doctors take into consideration when planning your treatment include:

  • What kind of cancer you have
  • How far the cancer has progressed (the stage of the cancer)
  • Where in your body the cancer is found
  • Your general health and medical history

Generally, the treatment options for cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Certain treatments can be done on an outpatient basis while others require hospitalization.

Caregiver Resources

CaringOn-Logo-Tagline-1-(2)-250x145pxCaringOn is a non-profit organization that enables patients with advanced cancer to honor their respective caregivers with a special gift. Patients must reside in the State of Maryland and have a cancer diagnosis of stage 4 or higher. Click here to learn more and honor a caregiver.

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Location Information

MedStar Franklin Square Cancer Center at Loch Raven Campus
(Located on the campus of MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital)
5601 Loch Raven Blvd.
Russell Morgan Building, Suite 103
Baltimore, MD 21239

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