Cancer is a term that applies to over 100 different diseases affecting any part of the body. Each form of cancer, from breast cancer to lymphoma, presents its own unique challenges and characteristics depending on the diagnosis. Cancer, therefore, is not a disease that can be treated by one medical specialist. To promote successful healing, a multidisciplinary team of certified professionals should work together to formulate the best possible treatment plan. At South Florida Radiation Oncology (SFRO), we believe strongly in the benefits of the team approach to cancer treatment. Listed below are some benefits of a team approach.
- Better communication between professionals: When working together, radiologists, oncologists, nutritionists, and other professionals can communicate more effectively and formulate a treatment plan that promotes the wellness of the entire patient—mind, body, and spirit.
- Improved quality of patient care: The cancer treatment process is much more than radiotherapy or chemotherapy. A successful cure involves treating the entire patient and addressing all of his or her needs before, during, and after therapy. At SFRO, we offer support groups, nutritional guidance, massage therapy, and other supportive services in addition to our advanced treatments to provide our patients with the resources they need to maintain mental, physical, and spiritual health.
- More personalized service: With a variety of medical specialties at each patient’s disposal, treatment can be fitted more precisely to a person’s needs, lifestyle, and situation. Each specialist can contribute his or her own knowledge to each situation, helping to ensure that every case is addressed as successfully as possible.
If you are in need of care and support during your fight against cancer, contact the staff of South Florida Radiation Oncology today at (888) 823-9162. Our multidisciplinary team of dedicated specialists includes board-certified physicians, registered nurses, nutritionists, medical physicists, and many more professionals that are committed to providing the highest quality of cancer care. Call us for more information about our comprehensive cancer treatment services. Please visit our Resources page for helpful information on medical breakthroughs, clinical trials, support groups, our Blog, and helpful links to cancer information.