Cancer Screening Specialist

Sonha T Nguyen, MD, MS -  - Internal Medicine

United Internal Medicine

Sonha T Nguyen, MD, MS

Internal Medicine located in Encinitas, CA & Fallbrook, CA

Cancer remains a leading cause of death among men and women. Cancer screenings are powerful tools used to detect signs of cancer and start treatment as early as possible. Sonha Nguyen, MD, and her team at United Internal Medicine in Encinitas and Fallbrook, California, offer cancer screenings as part of preventive health care. Book your visit today with a quick phone call or a visit to the online scheduling page.

Cancer Screening Q & A

How do I know if I need cancer screening?

Cancer is uncontrolled cell growth and can begin almost anywhere in the human body. Cancer can spread to other parts of your body and quickly become life-threatening.

Proper screening gives you and your health team information on cellular changes that could indicate cancer. This helps you explore and begin treatment in the earliest possible stages when many treatments are most effective.

Some screenings are done when you reach a particular age range. Other screenings are only done when you experience health changes that could be cancer.

To ensure that you get the cancer screenings you need, work closely with your primary care physician. Dr. Nguyen advises you on which screenings are suitable for your age, sex, and general health.

What are the next steps if my cancer screening detects signs of cancer?

Getting the word that your cancer screening has identified cancer is stressful. However, working closely with a highly skilled medical team is a great way to get the treatment you need to effectively fight cancer.

Advances in medical technology have vastly improved cancer treatment. Treatments are available today that were unimaginable just a few short years ago. And researchers continue to work on new therapies.

If you’re diagnosed with cancer, Dr. Nguyen helps you find a cancer specialist who can guide your care. She then works closely with your extended care team to ensure that you have the guidance and support needed to get through cancer treatment successfully.

How does continuity of care affect cancer treatment?

The many different kinds of cancer each call for many different treatments. Many treatments take a heavy toll on your body, which can leave you feeling tired or weak.

Your primary care physician works with your cancer care team to improve your health and wellness. Treatment needs differ from one patient to the next. Some common services Dr. Nguyen provides to patients during cancer treatment include:

  • Nutritional support
  • Help with sleep disruptions
  • Stress management
  • Guidance on achieving healthy activity levels
  • Adjustments to living and working environments
  • Management of existing chronic health conditions
  • Medication management

Once you complete your cancer treatment, Dr. Nguyen helps you regain strength, reach a healthy weight, and improve your general health. These improvements can help you manage additional cancer care when it’s needed.

If you’d like to learn more about cancer screening, call the office to set up a visit. Online booking is also available and can be done from home day or night.