By Dr. Stephen Lynch
Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Every second of every minute of every day, a battle of good and evil goes on inside your body. The good is the immune system, armies of cells designed to defend the body from illness and infection. The evil comes in the form of pathogens, viruses, bacteria and mutated cells that are programmed to do harm. When it comes to cancer, the good guys don’t always win. But new immunotherapy treatments, emerging technologies and ongoing research are giving doctors more tools to help the immune system do the job it was meant to: fight back against threats like cancer.
About Dr. Stephen Lynch
Dr. Stephen Lynch is a primary care/intake physician at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA). He received his Doctor of Medicine at Hahnemann University School of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency at Virtua-West Jersey Family Practice, serving as Chief Resident from 2000 to 2001. Following his postgraduate training, Dr. Lynch provided inpatient and outpatient care as part of a private practice in Florida. During that time, he served as a voluntary assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Miami. Later, he focused exclusively on outpatient care at a large VA clinic in North Carolina. While there, he continued to teach as a volunteer faculty member with the Brody School of Medicine.
About Cancer Treatment Centers of America®
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that serves adult patients who are fighting cancer. CTCA® offers an integrative approach to care that combines advancements in genomic testing and precision cancer treatment, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy and chemotherapy, with evidence-informed supportive therapies designed to help patients physically and emotionally by enhancing their quality of life while managing side effects both during and after treatment. Stay up to date on all things CTCA! Be sure to follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn and YouTube or call 1-800-227-3207 for more information.