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Surrounding Yourself With A Top-Notch Cancer Care Team

Oct 9th 2014 at 4:03 AM

Tackling a cancer diagnosis requires having a variety of tools in your arsenal. Beyond anything, however, most important is your choice of cancer care team. This is the medical group that will be charged with your care on many levels and you no doubt want a team that is up to the challenge at hand. In fact, you want a team that has been recognized as being among the best in its field because these are the people who can ultimately deliver you back to good health.

Surrounding yourself with a top-notch cancer care team sounds good but how do you really go about it? Luckily, with so much information available online right at our fingertips, we are able to do the research needed to make the best choices for our own healthcare. Here’s what to look for:

· Experience. All too often, people make the mistake of thinking that cancer is cancer. The fact is that every cancer comes with its own “personality”, so to speak, you want a team that is experienced in your very particular type of cancer. As experts in this specialty, they will be able to offer you the best information regarding the newest treatments and how best to proceed through the healing process.

· Accolades. Has the team you are considering been recognized by their peers or others in the industry? Look for those groups that have made a name for themselves in cancer care because these are the groups that continue to go above and beyond in terms of staying up on the newest research.

· Treatment style. Of course, not every doctor or medical team is for everyone. Someone may be at the top of their game medically but if they don’t fit your personality then you may not speak the same language. Overall you want a team that is supportive and meets your emotional as well as physical needs.

· Atmosphere. Undergoing cancer treatment means spending a lot of time in a particular facility. Look for a cancer care team that is dedicated to state-of-the-art technology, a comfortable environment, and has a focus on education and support.

Cancer treatment is a battle that must be entered into with preparation. Be sure to surround yourself with a team that you can trust and lean on during this important time.

About the author:

Southlake Oncology is located in the heart of Southlake on Southlake Boulevard. Located adjacent to the beautiful Southlake Town Square our office is on the second floor of the Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist medical office building. Within the clinic our patients will find a peaceful, spa-like atmosphere, an experienced and trained medical staff, and our board certified medical oncology and hematology physicians Dr. James Mackey and Dr. Kiran Kancharla. Southlake Oncology also offers ample and convenient free parking to all of our patients and family members. Visit for more information on treatment options available at their centers.

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