Mesothelioma Cancer Centers
When choosing a clinic at which to receive treatment for asbestos cancer including peritoneal mesothelioma, there are numerous aspects that patients would be wise to consider. The number of alternatives for treating mesothelioma is ever expanding as scientists learn more about the symptoms of the disease and as pharmaceutical companies perform tests of newly developed cancer-fighting drugs like Cisplatin and Carboplatin. Finding a treatment center with up-to-date equipment and staff who are experienced in treating malignant mesothelioma is consequently extremely important if you or someone in your family has any form of mesothelioma. It's also wise to choose a clinic staffed by compassionate professionals who can explain the treatment options and with whom you and your family are comfortable. Some regions of the nation do not have state-of-the-art facilities for hard-to-treat diseases such as pleural mesothelioma; if you live in such an area you might be required to travel in order to obtain the type of medical treatment that best meets the needs of your diagnosis.
The St. Joseph Health Center is part of Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP), which is the seventh largest nonprofit health system in the U.S. as well as the largest health system in Ohio.
The St. Joseph Cancer Care facility is the most comprehensive cancer care center in Trumbull County, Ohio, housing the local office of the American Cancer Society as well as a radiation oncology department equipped with a linear accelerator, a medical oncology department, a tumor registry, and a cancer education program.
The center's cancer treatment options are among the most innovative available in the region, designed to combat the full range of cancers including lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Cancer treatment options include conventional surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Oncologists and other physicians develop treatment plans to each individual's specific case, which often include some combination of two or three of these options in order to maximize the patient's chances for survival.
In addition, the St. Joseph Cancer Center offers the services of an Oncology Clinical Intervention Specialist (OCIS) who provides educational and emotional support for Cancer Center patients and their loved ones. The Oncology Clinical Intervention Specialist also has access to latest information on cancer treatments and opportunities for participation in clinical trials and other research.
Author: Linda Molinari
Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer AllianceRead about Linda
Reviewer: Annette Charlevois
Patient Support CoordinatorRead about Annette
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