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Meet your expert cancer team

Cancer treatment should be personalized to your individual needs. At Cancer Treatment Centers of America®(CTCA), you’ll discover this difference as soon as you meet our team of doctors and specialists.

Each of our patients has a dedicated team of cancer experts. Your care team resides in the same location, meets regularly about your personal treatment plan and collaborates to keep you strong throughout your treatment.

Our team of cancer experts includes physicians who specialize in treating cancer, including advanced stage and complex diagnoses; doctors who treat complications caused by cancer; and many other clinicians who support you and your quality of life throughout treatment.

your care team

Your fully integrated care team

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At CTCA®, you will be cared for by a team of experienced oncologists and other cancer experts. Typically, your care team will include the following clinicians:

Medical oncologist

Your medical oncologist is often the lead member of your care team, and uses medicine, including chemotherapy and targeted therapies, to treat cancer.

Radiation oncologist

Your radiation oncologist uses radiation therapy, including high-energy radiation and/or radioactive substances, to treat cancer and/or to relieve symptoms.

Surgical oncologist

Your surgical oncologist performs surgical procedures, including biopsies, resections, reconstructive and palliative surgeries, to diagnose, stage and treat cancer and/or to relieve symptoms.

Dietitian

Your dietitian will evaluate your nutritional status and make recommendations for staying nourished with healthful foods and a well-balanced diet during your treatment.

Naturopathic clinician

Your naturopathic clinician will use natural, non-toxic therapies, including dietary supplements, to minimize cancer-related side effects and strengthen the body during cancer treatment.

Pain management practitioner

Your pain management practitioner will use a combination of pain control methods, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches, to control pain and improve quality of life.

Rehabilitation therapist

Your oncology rehabilitation therapist will evaluate and treat physical impairments using a variety of techniques to help you build strength, energy and independence during treatment.

Mind-body therapist

Your mind-body therapist will provide a range of different therapies to improve your emotional and psychological well-being during treatment.

Spiritual support provider

Your spiritual support provider will offer spiritual guidance to you and your loved ones to help improve your psychological outlook, emotional health and well-being during treatment.

Care manager

Your care manager is a registered nurse with oncology expertise, who will support you 24/7—when you arrive at the hospital, throughout treatment, and into recovery.

 

Other members of your care team

Depending on your type and stage of cancer, your care team at CTCA may also include experts from other departments, including:

  • Acupuncturist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Gastronterologist
  • Gynecologic oncologist
  • Hematologic oncologist
  • Interventional pulmonologist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Orthopedic oncologist
  • Plastic/reconstructive surgeon
  • Urologist

Each appointment, you'll meet individually with your medical oncologist, clinic nurse, registered dietitian, naturopathic clinician and nurse care manager, all in the same room. With this approach, you enjoy greater comfort, convenience and privacy.

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