Cancer Care Then & Now

Dr. Paul Koch, Dr. Skip McGovern, Dr. Jules Blank, Dr. Gerald Bayer, and Dr. Tony Jaslowski join us again today to discuss the evolution of cancer care, what cancer treatment plans were like when Green Bay Oncology first began, and the treatment options that are currently available to oncologists and patients. We discuss how cancer research has improved the life expectancy of many patients with various types of cancer over the last several decades. They share the most memorable cancer treatment developments that occurred over the course of their careers and the cancer drugs they were glad to see retire. We also discuss how the introduction of in-home hospice care has significantly improved the quality of life for terminally ill cancer patients and how the number of cancer patients being admitted into the hospital for cancer treatment side effects has been impacted by the development of modern drug treatment options.

Cancer research and treatment have come a long way over the last few decades. From having only a handful of treatment options and medications at our disposal in the late 1970s and early 80s to now having a wide range of treatment options, the ability to diagnose and treat cancer earlier, and even cure many different types of cancer – the evolution of cancer treatment and care has significantly evolved.

And our founders – Dr. Paul Koch, Dr. Skip McGovern, Dr. Jules Blank, and Dr. Gerald Bayer – were first-hand witnesses of the evolution – and revolution – of cancer treatment.

“When hospice moved to taking care of patients in an outpatient setting, in their own home – it was a game-changer. ”
– Dr. Skip McGovern

This week on Cancer Covered:

  • How cancer research has improved the life expectancy for patients over the last 40 years
  • Various cancer drugs our founders were glad to see retire
  • The most memorable cancer treatment developments that occurred over the course of their careers
  • What life was like for cancer patients in the late 70s and early 80s and how it has evolved over time
  • Patients experiencing nausea, fatigue, and hair loss following a round of cancer treatment
  • The number of patients admitted into the hospital to receive chemotherapy treatments

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