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When a patient receives a diagnosis for cancer the news can cause a wave of emotion to hit them head on. The fear of dealing with the unknown, loss of control, and the difficulties they have to face on the road to recovery. It’s a burden no one should have to bear alone and Cancer Treatment Centers of America have gone out of their way to provide whole patient care. They focus on using evidence informed treatments to help patients combat their disease and incorporate supportive therapies to ease the symptoms.
The modern treatments for combating cancer can have significant side effects for patients like loss of appetite, weight loss, malnutrition, fatigue, insomnia, depression, and others that can make day-to-day life difficult. These common side effects can be worsened with the onset of depression, anxiety, and stress that may not be addressed by an institution. Many patients don’t receive spiritual support from their doctors when they need it the most despite the fact the emotional well-being of a patient can have a significant impact on their health and mindset.
— CTCA (@CancerCenter) January 19, 2018
This two-layered approach to treatments show patients that CTCA takes a compassionate approach to patient care. Unlike other institutions, they take the case of each patient as a whole and treat it with the utmost care. Each step of the way patients are cared for when it comes to their treatments and the side effects that can result when combating their disease.
The CTCA offers conventional treatments to combat cancer including; chemotherapy, genomic testing, hormone therapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgical oncology. Combined with the supportive therapies patients receive what is referred to as “whole person care”. Cancer Treatment Centers of America understand they are treating people, not another number on the board to be processed through a roster. They take the time to get to know their patients so they can offer effective solutions to improving their quality of life. His facebook page