Cancer Treatment Starts with the Right Facility

Posted by Lascolinascancercenter on August 7th, 2014

A cancer diagnosis changes your life in many ways; throwing you into a new world of medical terminology that can make you feel like you’ve landed on another planet. With so much information being thrown at you, it can be hard to navigate the overwhelming prospect of managing your own healthcare. Getting well is the goal; but without the right team in your corner, that goal can seem ambiguous and impossible to grasp. When you receive a cancer diagnosis, you are bombarded with a host of information about how to proceed but nothing - absolutely nothing - is more important than the medical team with which you choose to work with. The right cancer team can determine your experience and, ultimately, your outcome; that’s how serious and important it is to choose wisely.

So, what do you look for in a cancer treatment team? With so much information available to us online, it has become very easy to research, gather information, make contact with, and - when you choose someone - communicate with that oncologist and their team. This ability to access comprehensive information all at once has changed the landscape of cancer care and this is certainly to the patient’s benefit.

Choosing the Right Team

When you research a cancer treatment team to work with, some of the things to look for include:

Experience in your type of cancer. Every cancer is different and it is vital that you choose a team that extensive experience treating the specific type of cancer with which you’ve been diagnosed. There is no such thing as general cancer care. When you’re fighting for your health - and your life - you want specialized experts.

A multi-disciplinary team of experts. Cancer care includes a variety of diagnostic techniques and treatments including chemotherapy and radiation. The cancer center that you choose should have everything that you need available to you.

Location. Fighting cancer is a full time job in many cases and you will find yourself back and forth to the doctor many times. Having a reputable, experienced cancer team close to home can make an overwhelming situation more manageable.

Reputation. Above all, you want to work with a cancer treatment team that you can trust. You are putting your health and your life in the hands of people who are helping you to wage a battle. You want a team surrounding you that you can trust and will provide you with aggressive, expert, and personalized care.

Cancer is never something anyone would choose. But if you are faced with a battle against cancer, you want the right doctors on your side. Choose your cancer treatment facility with expertise and comprehensive services in mind and you can rest easy that you have assembled the right team for the job at hand.

About the author:
The Las Colinas Cancer Center is located on the service road of HWY 161 and Las Colinas Boulevard near the Regions Bank. We are located just across the Highway from the Las Colinas Medical Center. We designed the Las Colinas Cancer Center with our patients in mind. From our comfortable waiting room that offers gourmet coffee to our ample and convenient free parking, we try to focus on our patients and their family members every step of the way. Our experienced and trained medical staffs is attentive to detail and our center offers the most advanced cancer fighting technology available in North Texas including on-site PET & CT Scanning. The physicians on staff at our Las Colinas location are Dr. Gregory Echt, Dr. Neeraja Dasari, Dr. James Mackey, and Dr. Kiran Kancharla.

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