Cancer Care is a Team Effort

When it comes to fighting cancer, it takes a team of people.  Treatment at our center means that you are not alone in the fight.

Cancer treatments are rapidly advancing and having a research focused team of radiation oncologists enables us to bring you the most up-to-date approaches to fighting your specific cancer.

In cancer care, different types of doctors often work together and combine treatments to care for a patient.  This is called a multidisciplinary team.  Our center uses a team approach in which our medical experts collaborate to develop a customized treatment plan for your specific case.

There are several benefits of using a team approach to treating cancer.  This approach gives the patient access to the right team of health professionals to plan the best treatment for the patient’s cancer type based on current research.  Together, the team can review all the factors that may affect the patient’s treatment to help prevent unexpected health problems and identify any supportive care needed.  Other benefits may include:

– faster access to treatment and referral to services,

– improved care coordination, meaning less duplication of medical tests,

– less travel for treatments,

– opportunity to hear about clinical trials,

– receiving appropriate and consistent information, as the person giving it knows the team’s plan for your care and your personal choices.

For patients, knowledge is key.  Patients should have a sense that their doctors have a coordinated plan of care and are working effectively with one another.  If patients do not feel that the members of their healthcare team are communicating effectively with them or each other about the goals of treatment and the plan of care, patients should discuss this with their doctors or seek additional medical opinions before treatment.

At our center, cancer care is a team effort and we bring the team to you.  For more information, please contact us today!

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