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Cancer Treatment For New Diagnoses

Aug 7th 2014 at 5:09 AM

Receiving a diagnosis of cancer - for anyone at any time of our life - can be downright terrifying. More than anything, it comes attached to a variety of very extensive, pressing needs that have to be addressed immediately - starting with choosing the appropriate treatment center. There is nothing more important - truth be told - than establishing who will provide you care during this challenging time in your life. And with so many oncologists and cancer treatment centers out there, it can be difficult to determine what makes the most sense for you or your loved one.

Those who have just received a cancer diagnosis are particularly overwhelmed, likely caught off guard and unsure where to turn next. What may have started as a routine doctor’s appointment or test has suddenly become a life changing event. Experts agree that your choice of cancer treatment center will greatly impact your treatment experience so it’s important to choose wisely - something that has become easier to manage with the information now available to us online.

You’ve just received a cancer diagnosis. Where do you go for treatment?

· There is nothing more important than aligning yourself with doctors who have very specialized experience in your particular cancer. Breast cancer patients should be with doctors who specialize in breast cancer, prostate cancer patients with doctors who specialize in prostate cancer, and so on. There are many nuances to each cancer and successful treatment starts with expert care for your very particular disease.

· Care should be…caring. Yes, these doctors are meant to provide you with cutting-edge medical treatment in an effort to get you healthy. But cancer is also an emotional disease and treating it is an emotional journey. It’s important to choose a team that you not only trust for treatment but also feel comfortable with personally. Look for doctors who treat you as a person, not just a patient.

· Your questions should be answered. Cancer is a very complicated disease with its own very complicated language. Navigating through this terminology can be challenging and scary. Choose a treatment center where the team is committed to explaining everything to you clearly so that you can understand your disease and what is available to you in terms of treatment.

Having the right treatment team in place can help make a new diagnosis a little bit easier to manage. Choose your team with care and get on the road to good health.

About the author –

The Lewisville /Flower Mound Oncology group is located just off of Main Street 1mile west of I-35 in Lewisville, TX. Our certified medical oncology and haematology physicians Dr. James Mackey and Dr. Kiran Kancharla along with our experienced and trained medical staff offer patients access to top-notch oncology care for breast, colon and other cancers in a comfortable environment with free and convenient parking.

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