Virginia Cancer Care
Ravneet Grewal, MD
Board Certified Medical Oncologist located in Reston, VA & Leesburg, VA
After a cancer diagnosis, treatment options become a primary consideration. Dr. Ravneet Grewal, an award-winning, board-certified medical oncologist at Virginia Cancer Care, is dedicated to helping women, and men consider the best possible cancer treatments for their specific form of this disease. She and her compassionate, expert team offer state-of-the-art cancer treatments in Reston and Leesburg, Virginia and the surrounding areas. For exemplary cancer care in Virginia, call either office location to schedule a consultation.
Cancer Treatment Q & A
What are the types of cancer treatment?
Many types of cancer are highly treatable when the appropriate treatments are applied. Dr. Grewal and her experienced oncology team provide women and men with common treatments as well as unique and innovative options.
Expect a customized treatment plan devised for you and your specific condition that may involve one or more of the following options:
- Surgery to remove a tumor or cancerous growth
- Radiation therapy
- Stem cell transplants
- Laser treatments
- Blood transfusions
- Targeted therapy
- Hormone therapy
- Precision medicine
- Clinical or experimental trials
What are complementary cancer therapies?
Along with proven cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or surgery, Dr. Grewal may recommend complementary therapies. Combined with standard or mainstream treatment options, these alternatives may help to relieve specific symptoms from the cancer or side effects from the treatments.
Complementary cancer therapies include:
- Meditation for relaxation and stress reduction
- Using peppermint and ginger to reduce nausea
- Massage therapy to ease pain and tension
Complementary therapies are meant to be used in conjunction with your medical treatment plan, not as a replacement. Before incorporating any complementary cancer therapies into your treatment, it’s best to consult with Dr. Grewal and your team of providers. You don’t want to choose complementary therapies without expert advice, because they may interfere with your standard care.
What questions should I ask about new types of cancer treatments?
Cancer research often leads to new, or experimental treatment options. When considering a clinical trial, learn as much as you can about the new medication or procedure. Ask questions like:
- What does the available research say about success rates?
- How has the treatment been tested? What was the outcome?
- What are the reported side effects?
- Is the treatment in line to be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration?
- How many studies have been conducted using this treatment method?
You may have many questions and concerns when it comes to making the best decision about your cancer treatment options. Our oncology team is there to help you every step of the way.
Call the Leesburg or Reston office, or schedule a consultation online.