As medicine continues to evolve, those who have been diagnosed with cancer have more treatment options than ever. But after learning their diagnosis, patients must keep in mind that no two cancer care providers are the same. In fact, where they choose to receive treatment could impact their road to recovery. As this decision is one of the most important patients ever make, the oncologists at Regional Cancer Care Associates suggest five factors to keep in mind:
Local Access to the Best Approaches and Latest Advancements in Cancer Treatments
With each passing year, more new and improved cancer treatments are available to patients. Accordingly, it’s essential to find a cancer care provider well-versed in the most recent advancements. Equipped with cutting-edge treatments, each Regional Cancer Care Associates location offers the latest advancements and approaches to treating all types of cancer. Currently available treatments include:
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Palliative care
- Active surveillance
No matter which treatment modalities are most appropriate for your needs, you’ll have access to the best recent developments and trusted methods.
Convenience and Optimal Quality of Life
Gone are the days when patients and their families had to travel into major cities to receive the best care. Thanks to its more than 30 locations, Regional Cancer Care Associates offers convenient, state-of-the-art care right in your neighborhood. This is especially important for individuals coping with fatigue, pain and other common side effects of cancer. Instead of traveling hundreds of miles to crowded cities and walking longer distances to their appointments, RCCA patients enjoy the luxury of short commutes, easy parking lots and more.
Individualized Attention and Care
No two cancer diagnoses are the same, and it’s vital to choose a cancer care provider that understands the importance of individualized care. This understanding can be hard to find at major cancer care centers tending to huge influxes of patients — sometimes with limited staff and capabilities. But the community-based locations and personalized approach used by Regional Cancer Care Associates give patients the best chance for a successful outcome while keeping comfort, compassion and one-on-one attention at the forefront.
Collaborative Approach With Your Medical Team
Whether it’s because of high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma or other chronic health conditions, patients with cancer often are under the care of other physicians. That’s why the oncologists at Regional Cancer Care Associates involve every doctor the patient sees in forming the best possible treatment plan. As other health conditions can interfere with some cancer treatments, patients need to choose a cancer care provider that prioritizes collaboration with other doctors and integrated care plans.
Opportunity to Participate in Clinical Trials
The Food and Drug Administration constantly approves new cancer medications and therapies, making access to clinical trials another important consideration when choosing a cancer care provider. Keeping with its commitment to the latest advancements in cancer care, Regional Cancer Care Associates is proud to offer its patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials for breast, colon, prostate and lung cancers. Participating in clinical trials not only offers patients additional treatment options, but also promotes better care for future patients.
Choose RCCA for Trusted Care
These five factors are just a handful of the considerations patients must make when choosing a cancer care facility. To see why 30,000 individuals trust Regional Cancer Care Associates with their cancer treatment each year, schedule an appointment at one of its convenient locations in New Jersey, Connecticut or Maryland. For more information, contact us today.