Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
If you are selecting a treatment center for asbestos cancer such as peritoneal mesothelioma and pericardial mesothelioma, it is important to opt for a highly regarded facility at which the newest therapies are available. One of the challenges faced by those who have mesothelioma is that although the disease may frequently take decades to begin showing symptoms, once it does appear and has been positively identified, it is almost always in advanced stages. Finding a cancer centers with state-of-the-art technology and staff who keep well informed about new treatment options regarding asbestos-related diseases is consequently extremely important if you or someone in your family has developed malignant mesothelioma. In addition to offering chemotherapy, radiation and surgical treatment, many cancer treatment centers also employ counselors to assist patients and their families handle the difficulty of fighting the cancer. Some areas of the nation don't have specialized clinics for hard-to-treat diseases such as pleural mesothelioma; if you live in such an area you might have to temporarily relocate in order to obtain the best chances for remission.
CTCA's Eastern Regional Medical Center is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is an innovative institution offering is a state-of-the-art cancer treatments that address the whole person with cutting-edge and conventional treatments combined with complementary medicine therapies.
For patients who are able to pay or whose private insurance is willing to cover costs, CTCA clinicians take an aggressive and individualized approach to cancer treatment, combining innovative medical, surgical and radiation therapies with supportive therapies like nutrition, naturopathic medicine, mind-body medicine, oncology rehabilitation, and spiritual support. The corporation has trademarked this whole-person approach as the Mother Standard®
Promotional corporate literature describes this as "advanced whole-person treatment options and the kind of care we would want for our own family members."
Caregivers at CTCA offer a "gestalt" approach to cancer treatment that includes informed patient participation. A personalized treatment plan is created for each individual which includes a combination of advanced conventional treatments and supportive complementary medicine therapies as described above.
When payment for services is assured, CTCA representatives handle all of the details related to treatment and care, including transportation and lodging arrangements in order to reduce stress levels.
Author: Linda Molinari
Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceRead about Linda
Reviewer: Annette Charlevois
Patient Support CoordinatorRead about Annette
CTCA Eastern Regional Medical Center Website