Oncology – Cancer Treatment
Cancer – Fast Facts
1. Each year, more than 1.5 million individuals in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer.
2. There are over 200 known types of cancer, including subtypes.
3. Only 5 to 10% of cancers develop solely as the result of an inherited genetic mutation (an inherited gene), without any environmental influence.
What is Cancer?
Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by an abnormal growth of cells or cells that do not stop dividing and duplicating. Every day, our cells grow and divide in order to form new cells. These new cells replace damaged ones that will eventually die. With cancer, damaged cells do not die and, at the same time, the uncontrollable growth of new cells forms a mass called a tumor.
How is Cancer Treated at a Specialty Pharmacy?
Cancer treatment will vary depending on the type of cancer diagnosed as well as other factors including genetic characteristics of the cancer, the stage of cancer, the age of the patient, and the severity of symptoms. Cancer treatments are moving away from general treatment plans to more personalized, targeted therapies that focus on the needs of each individual.
The goal of cancer treatment is to eliminate all cancer cells and cure the patient of the disease. Treatments for cancer may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, surgery, and sometimes a combination of two or more of these therapies.
Why Is it Important to Adhere to Cancer Treatment?
If not treated properly, or if left untreated, cancer may lead to health complications, such as metastasis of the cancer (cancer that spreads to other locations in the body) or even death.
How Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy Cares for Patients Diagnosed With Cancer
Adherence is an important aspect of any treatment plan in order to improve or eliminate symptoms and to achieve overall long-term health benefits. However, complying with treatment instructions can feel overwhelming when a combination of medications is prescribed or when experiencing certain side effects.
At Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy, we work with you to help you achieve better treatment outcomes so you can live a healthy, happy life.
Explore Our Patient Programs
Specialty Pharmacy Delivery
Learn more about Rosemont Specialty’s free and confidential delivery service.
Learn more about Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy patient adherence and clinical management programs.
Learn more about how Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy provides financial assistance to patients.
Rapid Prior Authorization
Our dedicated prior authorization department works with the patient’s insurance company to acquire prior authorization. We have an entire pharmacist-led team dedicated to managing this process from beginning to end. These individuals have the training and specialized knowledge needed to request the right information from you and your staff. Reducing phone tag between the provider, the insurance company, the patient, and your practice freeing up time for your staff to focus on healthcare.
Call 1-877-592-7988 for more information about how Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy can help you manage your cancer diagnosis.
Educational Resources for Cancer
If you’d like to learn more about cancer, please visit the following websites:
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF)
American Cancer Society (ACS)
American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO)
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)