Tumor Boards – Treatment PlanningAt MemorialCare, an expert team of physicians and specialists conduct roundtable discussions of newly diagnosed patients. This experienced team of oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and surgeons decide together on the best course of treatment for each patient.
By meeting often, our doctors can review information together and make recommendations before treatment begins. You can take comfort in knowing that a multidisciplinary team is coordinating every aspect of your care. You or your loved one will never take the treatment journey alone.
Tumor RegistryOur cancer centers maintain an active tumor registry at each hospital and have a special team dedicated to this very important component of comprehensive care. Our tumor registry team organizes information related to each cancer diagnosis into a database, helping us understand which types of cancer we are treating most frequently. This data allows us to develop appropriate cancer treatment plans and also assists in ensuring that our education and outreach efforts are appropriate for the types of cancer seen most often in our communities.
Fatigue ManagementSymptoms of fatigue, related to cancer treatment, are among the top concerns of many patients undergoing cancer treatment. We take these concerns very seriously. Cancer-related fatigue symptoms can range from general tiredness, that is relieved with sleep, to a severe lack of energy that can last for months. Whether symptoms are mild or severe, our physicians make fatigue management a top priority in caring for each patient. Treating a whole person, not just a disease, is the best formula for beating cancer and restoring each patient’s quality of life.
Pain ManagementBecause quality of life for our patients is so important, our approach to pain management is simple: We have zero tolerance for pain. We believe that only you know when you are in pain, how bad it is and what it feels like. We have a coordinated team that helps you manage and control pain. We are committed to providing timely interventions for any discomfort you may feel during your stay with us and throughout your course of treatment.