Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
If you are choosing a place to go for treatment of asbestos cancer including peritoneal mesothelioma and pericardial mesothelioma, it is important to opt for a well-regarded clinic at which the newest therapies are available. One of the challenges that face mesothelioma patients is that although the disease can often take twenty years or more to manifest, by the time it does appear and has been properly identified, it is generally in stage 3 or stage 4. Finding a cancer center with up-to-date technology and doctors who are experienced in treating asbestos-related diseases is consequently very important if you or someone in your family has any types of mesothelioma. In addition, it's also important to choose a clinic run by caring people who will help you understand your treatment alternatives and with whom you and your family are comfortable. In some cases, the right option isn't located near your residence; if that is the case you may have to offset the hassles of traveling to obtain treatment (along with the associated expenses for you and your loved ones) with the benefits of receiving care from health care professionals who specialize in treating mesothelioma cancer patients.
Baptist Centers for Cancer Care are part of a network of 15 hospitals located throughout the Southeastern U.S., with more than 2,700 affiliated physicians, in addition to home, hospice and psychiatric care, minor medical clinics, and a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers.
BCCC established the nation's first and only myelosuppression unit in 1994. Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the myelosuppression unit is a specialized oncology unit for high-risk patients suffering from compromised immune systems. The Baptist Women's Health Center was among the first seven centers in the nation to have a full-field digital mammography machine as well as the first retail-based mammography center in Memphis. Doctors at Baptist Memorial Hospital also performed the first adult autologous stem cell transplant in 1989.
Baptist Centers for Cancer Care offers treatment for all types of cancer, including mesothelioma and other respiratory cancers. Services also include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, stem cell transplantation, and brachytherapy, all of which are available at system facilities throughout the region.
Author: Linda Molinari
Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceRead about Linda
Reviewer: Annette Charlevois
Patient Support CoordinatorRead about Annette
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