At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), patients can feel certain that their oncologist is offering them every viable treatment option for their cancer and its stage. Once all five CTCA adopted the Clinical Pathways program, which gives physicians access to information about all of the safe cancer therapies available today, since new treatments are in the news almost every day. It would be impossible for oncologists to access the clinical data from each new treatment and them determine how each new therapy would work on patients who have the same cancer at the same stage. The Clinical Pathways program allows oncologists to present their patient, and his or her family, with all of their options and all relevant data, so that they can make an informed decision.
CTCA have always been patient-centered facilities that do everything possible to make cancer patient’s lives easier. Patients have options for alternative therapies, such as seeing an acupuncturist, that can ease the symptoms of radiation and chemotherapy, which they can access while they are at a CTCA hospital. As part of CTCA’s patient-centered approach, the hospitals do not rely on referrals; instead, every CTCA patient has chosen to be there. Individuals may stay as long as they and their oncologist feel that additional treatments would be beneficial.
Founded in 1988, CTCA hospitals are fully accredited and feature cutting-edge cancer treatments, such as immunotherapy along with their holistic approach. CTCA is offering genomic testing to offer cancer care that is personalized down to the genomic level as well. Because of their advanced treatment options, CTCA hospitals are capable of treating individuals with complex, advanced stage cancer when other treatment providers have run out of options.