Doctor Category: Oncology
Telling someone they have cancer is never easy, but what helps ease the pain and relieve some of the shock and anxiety is when the diagnosis is accompanied with answers, solutions, and a positive outlook. Dr. Jeffrey Margolis has had to give plenty of patients the difficult news during his 23 years in medicine, but what’s changed over time is the increase in positive solutions that are now included with the diagnosis.
“Having cancer is bad news, but the good news is I can provide answers to what you can do about it,” Dr. Margolis says. And what he can do about it has greatly increased over the past five to 10 years.
“The diagnosis today has gotten much more palatable, and there are things you can do today that you couldn’t in the past,” he says. “People who had diseases that were terminal and had three or four months to live, I now see 5 to 10 years later, and their cancers are in remission.”
Dr. Margolis, board-certified in medical oncology and internal medicine, is part of Michigan Healthcare Professionals, the largest private practice in Michigan. It features specialties including medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, and primary care.
Dr. Margolis earned his medical degree at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland, completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
“In the past we would be trying to get people more time, but now we’re focused on meaningful cures that allow people to get back to living and doing what they want to do,” Dr Margolis says. “We identify very specific types of cancers. These types of cancers have their own specific treatments, and it’s making a huge difference.”