01. Mesothelioma Care
Mesothelioma Care at Wake Forest Baptist Health
The Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center treats mesothelioma and other lung cancers at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Their team of oncologists utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to treat early or advanced stages of mesothelioma cancer.
Their thoracic oncology clinic works to find individualized treatment for the patient, combining the expertise of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy specialists. The team is also experienced in mesothelioma diagnostic testing including CT scans, chest X-rays and immunohistochemistry. Upon diagnosis, the team collaborates to determine the best, personalized treatment plan for an individual’s case. For patients who may not be candidates for standard treatments, or whose mesothelioma is unresponsive, Wake Forest Medical Center also has a Precision Medicine Program that offers genomic sequencing to create personalized treatment plan based on the patient’s genetics.
The Comprehensive Cancer Center offers clinical trials for patients who may also benefit from alternative treatment. The center also provides support services such as palliative care, faith and health ministries and other support programs to ensure patients and their families are as comfortable as possible during treatment.
Treating Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Injuries
The Comprehensive Cancer Center offers treatment for several cancers that may affect military employees and families. For years, water sources at nearby Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune contained hazardous chemicals. As a result, some service members and base residents developed serious health conditions, including cancer.
Common Cancers From Camp Lejeune Water*
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Liver cancer
- Multiple myeloma
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
*Other cancers may be related to Camp Lejeune water.
Those who develop cancers from water contaminated with benzene at Camp Lejeune may be able to seek care at Wake Forest Baptist Health. The center has a team of bladder cancer experts. They can treat the cancer and reconstruct the bladder after treatment. The center is also known for its pioneering work treating kidney cancer with cutting edge technology. Camp Lejeune victims who develop blood cancers may consider treatment at the center. Wake Forest oncologists have experience treating blood cancers like leukemia and multiple myeloma.
Patients seeking treatment for cancers or other illnesses linked to Camp Lejeune water may worry about treatment costs. But new legislation provides help for people injured by Camp Lejeune water. Affected individuals can speak with an experienced lawyer to understand their legal rights. Victims may be eligible for compensation. The lawyer can explain eligibility factors related to Camp Lejeune claims.
Wake Forest Baptist Health Specializations
- Image-guided radiotherapy
- Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)
- Precision medicine
- Radiation therapy
- Stereotactic body radiotherapy
- Volumetric arc radiotherapy (VMAT)
Wake Forest Baptist Health Accreditations
- Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence
- National Cancer Institute (NCI) Comprehensive Care Center
- National Best Hospitals for Cancer by U.S. News & World Report
- World’s first Leksell® Center of Radiosurgery