Oncology & Radiation Therapy
Maintaining quality of life for patients with cancer is key to ensuring a successful course of treatment. Often, even when a strategy for managing this terrible condition is promising, adverse effects from chemotherapy, or other aggressive therapies can be devastating. The addition of more medications is sometimes required to help manage these adverse effects. Unfortunately, the addition of these medications can further complicate systemic drug interactions.
When this occurs, compounded medications can be advantageous for patients with cancer. We offer several treatment options to help ease the side effects of chemotherapy, ranging from topical cream for nausea, mouthwash for radiation burns, bruise reduction creams, muscular pain and wound treatment and beyond. The compounded formulations are beneficial to patients because the doctor can prescribe a specific formula for each patient to help with their individual needs. We can also combine multiple therapies into one treatment option to help broaden the range of therapy for patients, effectively minimizing the medication burden. Often time’s patients cannot swallow tablets, making mouthwashes and topical medications exceedingly beneficial in these situations.
In addition, side effects are decreased when using topica l medications since it minimizes systemic absorptions and does not go through first-pass hepatic metabolism. With targeted therapy and minimized systemic exposure, patients with cancer can experience relief or reduction of symptoms without the fear of unintentionally inhibiting or inducing the effects of their cancer treatment.
Patients who have been diagnosed with the following conditions may benefit from compounded therapy:
- Aphtous Ulcers
- Burning Mouth Syndrome
- Mouth Ulcers
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Radiation Burns (Esophagus and Throat)