Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center
When selecting a place at which to receive treatment for asbestos cancer such as pericardial mesothelioma or peritoneal mesothelioma, there are many aspects that patients should consider. The number of options for treating mesothelioma is constantly increasing as scientists discover more about the disease and as pharmaceutical companies run clinical trials on new cancer-fighting drugs like Cisplatin and Carboplatin. Finding a hospital with up-to-date equipment and physicians who have experience in treating asbestos-related diseases is therefore very important if you or a family member with a mesothelioma diagnosis. Besides offering chemotherapy, radiation and surgical treatment, many clinics that specialize in cancer also have psychologists on staff to help patients and their family members handle the stress of fighting the disease. Some regions of the country do not have specialized treatment centers for relatively uncommon diseases such as pleural mesothelioma; if you live in such an area you might need to temporarily relocate in order to obtain the type of medical treatment you want.
Located in Winston-Salem North Carolina, the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University operates under the auspices of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In 2007, Wake Forest Baptist was listed as one of the country's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the nation's 39 Comprehensive Cancer Institutes designated by the National Cancer Institute. This prestigious designation is conferred in recognition of excellence in research, patient care, and education.
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center employs over 120 clinicians who specialize in all aspects of cancer, offering over 200 cancer-related clinical trials. Areas of particular focus include:
- lung cancer treatment
- abdominal cancer
- brain cancer treatment
- breast cancer
- brain cancer brachytherapy.
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest University