The Cancer Treatment Centers of America is revolutionizing cancer treatment all across the land. Their unique and never-ending quest for the key to defeating cancer stands out as the company’s strength. CTCA has facilities located in Phoenix, Arizona, Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, Illinois, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
When an individual becomes a patient at CTCA they go through a very thorough physical exam with tests and a complete check on the individual’s medical history. Once this process is completed, a personal treatment plan is developed that is designed to treat the type of cancer the person has.
There are a number of different treatment regimens that are used by CTCA that will tend to combine the more traditional treatments like chemotherapy and radiation with some of the more natural treatments as well. CTSA calls the process interactive cancer care. One of the main strengths of this hybrid effort is the management of side effects of cancer treatment.
Side effects such as nausea, pain, neuropathy, malnutrition and other debilitating situations draw valuable strength and vitality from a patient who has cancer. The interactive cancer care approach attempts to incorporate all aspects of the situation into one master plan. Even the family is taken into consideration because it is very important for the patient to have a solid support system.
Cancer can be a very unnerving experience, not only for the patient, but for those who are around the patient as well. Spouses and relatives form the core of a support group, as well as close friends. For those who have little to no family, there is staff at the facility with whom they can bond for support.
Cancer is actually very complex in nature and that is why at CTCA each individual has a treatment plan that is geared entirely to them. One person’s cancer will be entirely different than another person’s even if cancer occurs in the same organ. That is why so much care is taken in the process.