That's the purpose behind an expansion project-- at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. It held a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning at its Infusion Center in south Tulsa. It's where patients from all over the country receive their chemotherapy. The place was expanded from 8,000 square feet to 20,000. And re- decorated. It's unique because patients and nurses helped pick out everything from light fixtures to paint colors.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa cut the ribbon on an expanded wing of the hospital on Friday. It more than doubled the size of the Infusion Center, where patients receive chemotherapy. Not only is there more room for more patients, the center feels more relaxing.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center hosted an informative event yesterday at West Loop restaurant Little Goat Diner. Three medical experts at CTCA- Dr. Dennis Citrin, MD, PhD, Medical Oncologist, Christina Shannon, ND, FABNO, Clinical Director of Naturopathic Medicine, and Katherine Puckett, PhD, MS, MSW, LSCW, National Director of Mind-Body Medicine- gathered amongst reporters to discuss one of the most common killers amongst women everywhere- breast cancer.
The 55-year-old Vintondale resident has always had a love of horses and along with his wife, Cindy, wanted to open a place where people could come and ride the horses for therapeutic purposes.
The couple, owners of Dutch Run Stables in Nicktown, were nearing the final planning stages of the project when, in March, Kuhar was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
“When the word cancer came about, everything came to a stop,” he said. “Everything we were planning went out the door because we had to deal with the cancer.”
Kuhar underwent surgery, followed by radiation and chemotherapy treatments in Johnstown, but the prognosis was bleak.
“My daughter, Mandy, saw a commercial for Cancer Treatment Centers of America and left the number for me to call,” he said. “I made the call and from that first minute on, it was a new world for me and my family.”
In April, Kuhar traveled to CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill., to speak with doctors and begin treatment.
Through traditional treatments of radiation and chemotherapy in conjunction with massage therapy, naturopathic medicine and spiritual care, Kuhar’s most recent screening shows no signs of cancer.
Last November, about five days after Thanksgiving, Ronald Porter, 63, of Peebles had an upset stomach. Thinking he had a virus, he and his family had no idea that within six weeks he would be diagnosed as a cancer victim with no hope. Enter into this man's life a team of three men and a miracle procedure.
Juan Alzate, MD, Neurosurgeon at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) performed the first of two surgeries on Ronald Porter with a new minimally invasive procedure. Ronald was among the first patients in the country to have the Six Pillar Approach to remove a brain tumor from deep within the subcortical region of the brain. In that location, it was typical for tumors to be considered untreatable.
"The main goal of the procedure is to not incur any more injury," said Dr. Alzate. "What is most important as an outcome is to improve the patient's quality of life."
Julie Christensen, RN, recently received the DAISY Award from Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill., for her extraordinary effort and care with patients during her nursing career, according to a news release.
Gale Wells, a sarcoma survivor from Belgrade in Washington County, recently joined more than 100 other five-year cancer survivors for an emotional tree planting ceremony at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill.
When Lasota was taken to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, that's where he would meet the Rahman brothers. They specialize in cancer pain management.
Michael Carter and Michelle Baird from Wadesville, Indiana, had a dream. Their dream was to be married on a beach in front of all their friends and family. However, after Michael was diagnosed with lung cancer in February, the couple feared their dream was lost forever.
Michael, with Michelle by his side, sought treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) in Zion, Illinois. With the dedication of Michael’s medical oncologist, Dr. Revathi Suppiah, his entire care team and the CTCA Mother Standard® of care, Michael and Michelle regained their hope.