Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
When choosing a hospital that provides medical treatment for asbestos cancer like pericardial mesothelioma or peritoneal mesothelioma, there are numerous factors that patients would be wise to think about. While mesothelioma is now understood as a hazard of asbestos exposure, occurrence of the disorder is still quite unusual in the general population; many doctors have never encountered a case of it. As a result, family physicians and smaller hospitals often do not possess the level of knowledge and experience needed to provide the most effective care for people with malignant mesothelioma. It's also wise to select a facility staffed by caring people who will help you understand your treatment options and with whom you feel comfortable. Some parts of the country don't have state-of-the-art cancer clinics for relatively uncommon diseases such as mesothelioma disease, in which case you may be required to temporarily relocate in order to receive the best chances for survival.
Ann Arbor Hematology Oncology Associates, P.C., is part of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, a group of hospitals and health centers in Ann Arbor, Brighton, Canton, Howell, and Saline.
Ann Arbor Hematology Associates, P.C. (AAHOA), is a group practice specializing blood disorders and cancer. Associates coordinate patients' care management with the patient's primary care physician and other specialists whose services may be called upon. Outpatient chemotherapy and complex treatments take place at Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital.
AAHOA physicians are members of the Michigan Cancer Research Consortium (MCRC), a National Cancer Institute-designated clinical trial research group. Through the NCI system, these physicians have access to major clinical trials and experimental chemotherapy programs through the National Cancer Institutes cooperative group system.
AAHOA sees patients able to cover costs either on their own or through some type of private insurance by appointment only, accepting new patient referrals from other physicians and self-referrals for continuation of care or second opinions.
Author: Linda Molinari
Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceRead about Linda
Reviewer: Annette Charlevois
Patient Support CoordinatorRead about Annette
Saint Joseph Mercy Hospitals