Cancer Treatment Huntsville, AL (Crestwood)
Huntsville - Clearview Cancer Institute – Huntsville, Crestwood Location
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
One Hospital Drive, Suite 400 | Huntsville, AL 35801 (click to open in Google maps)
The Clearview Cancer Institute Crestwood clinic is located in the medical pavilion on the Crestwood Medical Center campus. Our medical oncologists and hematologists treat all types of cancer patients and patients with blood disorders. This cancer clinic offers most of the services as our main campus including genetic testing, genetic counseling, genomic testing, a dedicated team of social workers and financial counselors, clinical trials, lung cancer screening, and lab services. For patients coming from Arab, Guntersville, or south Huntsville, this location is closer than our main campus.
Medical oncology is the treatment of cancer with medicine such as chemotherapy, biotherapy, immunotherapy, and hormones. Our medical oncologists treat all types of cancers, such as tumors and blood cancers, with the most innovative treatments available, including infusions. Infusions are treatments given through the veins with a solution created by medical specialists.
Radiation oncology is a specialty dedicated to the treatment of cancer through radiation, or in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. The two main types of radiation therapy are external beam therapy and internal radiation therapy. These therapies are used to release radioactive substances into small areas of the body to avoid damaging normal tissue not affected by cancer.
Hematology treatment for blood disease may involve medications, blood transfusions, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a bone marrow transplant. Your treatment plan will depend on the specific characteristics of the blood disorder you have been diagnosed with, and what path your doctor has discussed with you.
Unfortunately, the delivery of cancer therapy, like chemotherapy, often affects the body’s normal organs and healthy tissues. The consequence of damaging healthy tissue and affecting other organs not touched by cancer, is a complication, or side effect, of treatment. As part of the treatment plan, side effects are measured and recorded, to make sure our patients continue to be taken care of. Some treatments may be added, to help ease the side effects you may experience, but they may not be able to be altered too much, to avoid interruption of treatment effectiveness.