Cancer can be a life-changing diagnosis and it is important that treatment is carefully Oncology Enrollment Form considered. In addition to specialized medical services, it is important to have healthcare providers that provide you with support and compassion. Here at Noble Health Services, we have a knowledgeable team of clinical service workers who are devoted to helping you with your medications.
Cancer is a general name for a group of more than 100 diseases and all start when a targeted group of cells are dividing more rapidly than the body requires. As the cells divide, they congregate and develop into a clump known as a tumor which can either be non-cancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Left untreated, cancer can cause serious illness and death. Fortunately there are many medications and treatments available today.
Sometimes a cause for a cancer can be obvious such as sun exposure or cigarette smoking, but most often it is difficult to know what exactly caused a person’s cancer.
Because cancer is such a serious condition, the innovative medical treatments that are available are not commonly seen in your neighborhood pharmacy. Since Noble Health Services is a specialty pharmacy, we regularly stock these treatments and are associated with programs to help lower copayment costs. Here at Noble, our clinical coordinators are experienced and familiar with these specialized medications and are readily available to answer any and all questions you may have about treatment. Not only is the staff equipped to answer your questions about medication, but they are also there to provide nurturing support.
In 2014 roughly 14.5 million people were reported to be living beyond their cancer diagnosis. That number is expected to rise to 19 million survivors within the next 10 years. One of the most important things to remember during a cancer diagnosis is to remain positive and never give up.
Incidence – The term cancer covers over 100 different types of diseases, but mainly refers to an unusually rapid dividing of cells.
- 1,658,370 people will be diagnosed with cancer in the US in 2015.
- 454.8 men and women will be diagnosed per 100,000 people each year.
- 39.6% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
Symptoms* – Symptoms vary depending on the type of cancer, as well as mirror symptoms in other types of chronic disease.
- Persistent sore throat/cough/hoarseness
- Noticeable changes in a mole or wart
- Unusual lump found anywhere in the body
- Changes in bowel movements or urination
- Unexplained weight loss
- Problems swallowing
*Having these symptoms does not mean you have cancer. Please consult a physician for any confirmed diagnosis.
Treatments your doctor may consider: