Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos cancer like mesothelioma, you should think about a number of factors when deciding which medical center or cancer treatment program is right for you. While malignant mesothelioma has become understood as a consequence of being exposed to asbestos, occurrence of this disease is still quite uncommon in the population at large; many physicians have never seen any patients with it. Finding a treatment center with state-of-the-art technology and physicians who are experienced in treating asbestos-related diseases is therefore extremely important if you or a loved one has any form of mesothelioma cancer. Besides offering drug therapy, radiation therapy and surgical treatment, many cancer centers also employ psychologists to assist patients and their family members cope with the difficulty of fighting mesothelioma disease. Depending on where you live, the best option may not be located close to your place of residence; if that is the case you may have to balance the difficulties of traveling to obtain treatment (along with the associated costs for you and your loved ones) with the advantages of receiving medical care from those who are expert in treating pericardial mesothelioma patients.
CTCA's Midwestern Regional Medical Center is located in Zion, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. 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.
Every June, the CTCA Midwestern Regional Medical Center holds a two-day commercial event, trademarked as Celebrate Life®. Combining elements of a graduation ceremony with elements of a reunion, the event acknowledges the five-year anniversary of patients who have undergone treatment at the facility and survived.
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 Midwestern Regional Medical Center Website