Targeted Therapy Provided by Experienced Cancer Specialists

shutterstock_24608599The Essex Oncology team uses targeted cancer therapies to help many patients successfully fight certain types of cancer. The key advantage of this innovative type of treatment is that these medications “target” and destroy cancer cells without damaging normal, healthy cells.

Conventional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy cannot distinguish between cancer cells and healthy cells, so patients undergoing these treatments often experience challenging side effects when healthy cells are damaged.

Many targeted therapies have been approved by the FDA for treatment of specific types of cancer—both alone and in combination with other cancer treatments.  Still more targeted therapies are being studied in clinical trials. Your Essex Oncology physician can tell you if targeted cancer therapy is a treatment option for your type of cancer.

For more information about targeted cancer therapies, visit the National Cancer Institute website. 

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call today:
Belleville: 973.751.8880
Montclair: 973.744.8000

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