Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
If you are selecting a place to go for treatment of asbestos cancer (such as peritoneal mesothelioma and pericardial mesothelioma), it is important to opt for a highly regarded cancer clinic where the latest mesothelioma treatments are offered. One of the challenges faced by those who have mesothelioma is that although the disease can often take twenty years or more to develop, by the time they receive the diagnosis, the cancer is usually in advanced stages. Finding a clinic with state-of-the-art equipment and physicians who are experienced in treating asbestos-related diseases is consequently extremely important if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Besides offering drugs, radiation and surgery, many cancer treatment centers also have counselors to help patients and their family members come to terms with the difficulty of dealing with the cancer. Some parts of the nation don't have specialized treatment centers for relatively uncommon disorders such as malignant mesothelioma; if you live in such an area you might have to temporarily relocate so as to receive the highest chance of remission.
Georgia Cancer Specialists leads the nation in advanced cancer treatment and research. This private for-profit practice offers medical oncology and hematology services in addition nutritional counseling, pain management, wellness counseling, compassion fatigue and grief counseling and home health coordination for those able to pay.
Its research department is the first in Georgia to offer Phase I clinical trials for the latest and most innovative cancer therapies available. The GCS staff includes 40 oncologists, and over 540 support staff members in offices located throughout north and central Georgia, serving 160,000 annual patients annually.
Author: Linda Molinari
Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceRead about Linda
Reviewer: Annette Charlevois
Patient Support CoordinatorRead about Annette
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