We Devise a Plan of Attack
The entire team at The Surgical Clinic knows that a cancer diagnosis is a frightening experience. At The Surgical Clinic in Tennessee we are committed to working with you to plan an attack on that cancer with a goal to returning you to your normal life as quickly as possible. You treatment will generally include care from an expert Surgical Oncologist as a significant part of your care team. The best attack plan happens when you fully understand the options that you have and when your entire team is focused on getting the very best plan together to attack it. This opened collaboration between your care team members, with you in the driver’s seat, is vital to getting the right care, in the right sequence and integral for the recovery you will make.
Cancer care is continually evolving as more is learned and it is important that you are confident that you Surgeon is on top of the latest science and technology for your treatment. Your Surgeon is your best partner to make sure that you are doing all that is possible to attack the disease. The Surgical Oncologist will want to treat the disease by removing as much of it as possible to allow your team to manage the disease with drug therapies and/or radiation therapy to kill remaining cells and to take steps to avoid a spread of cancer cells or the appearance of new cancer sites.
You will likely have a team that includes a medical doctor who specializes in cancer, called a Medical Oncologist. This doctor will look at the options for chemo and other drug therapies. You will have a nutritionist whose job it is to make sure that your body stays as strong as possible as you prepare for battle. There may be a need for a Plastic and Reconstruction Surgeon to help provide options for the best appearance.
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