Oncology & Cancer Treatment in Dubuque, Iowa
Oncology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cancers. Cancers can occur anywhere in the body but the most common cancers are lung, breast, prostate and colon. Cancers of the blood cells are often referred to as leukemias and lymphomas.
Our Oncologists at Grand River Medical Group
Grand River Medical Group currently has one board certified oncologist, Dr. Mark Hermann. In addition, Dr. Hermann has the assistance of an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Tony Heiar. We have 4 nurses who have special training in the treatment of patients with cancer.
The treatment of cancer may involve surgery, radiation or medication. The providers at Grand River Medical Group are trained on the proper use of medications in cancer treatment. If you need surgery, we will assist you in finding the appropriate surgeon, either right here in town or at a specialized center if we cannot provide the service in town.
If you need radiation treatment, the Wendt Regional Cancer Center is available to meet your needs right here in Dubuque.
The use of medications in the treatment of cancer is frequently referred to as chemotherapy. While frequently associated with undesirable side effects, there have been major advances in these chemotherapy drugs as well as the drugs used to treat the side effects of chemotherapy. Today most of the side effects can be eliminated or minimized.
While chemotherapy years ago used to require a short stay in the hospital, most chemotherapy drugs used today can be given right here in our office. We currently have six chairs in our office where chemotherapy is administered. Our well trained and friendly staff is available immediately to help meet your needs. We have cable TV, music, snacks, and a blanket warmer to make your experience here as comfortable as possible.
Our nurses are specially trained to give chemotherapy drugs. In addition, we are able to prepare most chemotherapy drugs right on site. We have a pharmacist available for immediate consultation if needed. By preparing the chemotherapy on-site, we have complete quality control over the process, to assure your safety and minimize waste.