After a cancer diagnosis, the true fight begins when you pick a cancer treatment facility for yourself or a loved one. There are many considerations, and as overwhelming as it may seem, choosing the right one is simpler than you think. Here’s a look at the qualities the ideal cancer treatment facility should have and why Regional Cancer Care Associates is the premier choice for residents of New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland.
The Specialists You Need
The best place to start when searching for a cancer treatment facility is to consider the type of cancer you have. As each different form of cancer requires specialized expertise, make sure the oncologists at your facility of choice are highly trained to address the specific needs of your condition. At Regional Cancer Care Associates, our experienced team of experts treats a wide variety of cancers on a daily basis, including:
The Latest Breakthroughs in Cancer Care
Next, you should determine whether the cancer treatment facility offers only the most advanced treatments and services to help you fight your battle. Even more importantly, a facility must provide appropriate, personalized solutions for your individual situation. Regional Cancer Care Associates prides itself on offering both personalized and state-of-the-art treatment, through such services as:
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Genetic testing
- Palliative care
- Clinical trials
Availability of Clinical Trials
The availability of clinical trials is another important consideration when choosing your cancer treatment facility. In addition to established cancer treatments, clinical trials allow patients to try new and emerging medical therapies. These experimental treatments have given thousands of patients at Regional Cancer Care Associates additional opportunities to heal and feel hopeful about their outcome. Plus, by participating in a clinical trial, your cost of care associated with the trial is covered by the trial’s sponsor.
Management of Side Effects
With any cancer treatment, patients will experience side effects ranging from nausea and vomiting to hair loss. That’s why you need to ensure your cancer treatment facility offers services to help you navigate through these unfortunate realities of your healing process. At Regional Cancer Care Associates, we’ll provide you with techniques to manage anemia and fatigue, counseling on the most appropriate nutrition for your situation, assistance with relieving nausea and vomiting and much more.
The Support You Deserve
Cancer will undoubtedly be the most challenging battle you’ve ever had to fight, but you aren’t alone. Many cancer treatment facilities offer resources to support you through your treatment and continue to support you long after the cancer is gone. We do exactly that by offering a full range of cancer support resources, such as:
- Support groups
- Psychological counseling
- Nutrition advice
- Cosmetic products, such as wigs or mastectomy bras
- Transportation assistance and travel grants
- Free home cleaning
A Strong Track Record of Success
Last but not least, make sure the cancer treatment facility you choose has a proven track record of success. This can be done by checking the credentials and experience of the doctors on staff, as well as hearing directly from survivors who have been in your shoes. Combined with all the above attributes and our impeccable reputation in oncology, you’ll be confident when you choose Regional Cancer Care Associates as your cancer care provider. For more information, schedule an appointment at a location near you or contact us today at 844-346-7222.