ONCOLOGY

Amber Pharmacy’s Oncology Center of Excellence is a dedicated team that provides consistent and exceptional care and clinical expertise for all patients and caregivers dealing with cancer and cancer-related concerns.

Our Oncology Center of Excellence is led by oncology-trained pharmacists and includes clinical pharmacists, nurses, pharmacy technicians and supportive staff. This team has extensive experience with oncology patients and provides support for the clinical, physical, financial, educational and emotional needs of patients and their caregivers.

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Amber Pharmacy is Here to Help

To make managing cancer care easier for you, Amber Pharmacy’s enrollment and benefit coordinators will help you with your insurance coverage and will work with you to find the best way to pay for your medication. Personal care coordinators will remind you when it’s time to refill your medication so you receive the most effective treatment possible. Our team also has experts in cancer care and will help you with your treatment—including how to take your medication and manage side effects.  At Amber Pharmacy, we’re always here to help.

Jennifer Howder

“I love being a part of the oncology team because these patients have very intricate medication profiles to be managed, and I want to do everything I can to make things easier and worry free for them.”

 

— Jennifer Howder, Pharm.D., BCOP
Amber Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacist

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions about Oncology

What is cancer?

Cancer is a complex group of over 100 diseases with many possible causes. Cancer is characterized by the growth of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably. These cells have the ability to destroy normal body tissue. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems.

What are the symptoms of cancer?

The signs and symptoms of cancer vary depending on the type of cancer and what part of the body is affected. Some general symptoms associated with, but not specific to, cancer include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight changes
  • Changes in bowel or bladder habits
  • Persistent cough
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Hoarseness
  • Lump or thickening that can be felt under the skin
  • Skin changes
  • Sores that will not heal or changes to existing moles
  • Persistent, unexplained muscle or joint pain
What causes cancer?

There is no certain way to prevent cancer. However, there are ways to reduce your cancer risk, such as:

  • Not using tobacco products
  • Protecting your skin from the sun
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Regular cancer screenings
What kind of treatments are there?

Many cancer treatments are available. It’s important to note that treatment is often more effective when cancer is detected early. Treatment options will depend on the type and stage of cancer. Options may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, stem cell transplant or targeted medications.

Are there side effects from the medication?

Cancer treatments can damage healthy cells and tissues, which can cause side effects. Amber Pharmacy’s dedicated oncology team provides counseling and support to help manage side effects that are sometimes associated with cancer medications. It’s important to discuss any side effects that you experience with your pharmacist or doctor early.

 

Cancer Resources

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We understand that cancer treatment involves much more than simply dispensing medication. In all that we do we provide respectful, reliable, patient-centered care. 

Get in touch with us

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