You can have cancer and hope
When you come to cancer centers and clinics at Ascension sites of care, oncologists and multidisciplinary care teams deliver comprehensive, innovative and personalized oncology care for the whole you, including your emotional health.
You’re more than your cancer, and throughout your cancer care, we work together with you and for you. At Ascension site of care, you’ll find a care team that is part of an integrated national network of experienced cancer doctors, sharing best practices and the latest in cancer care knowledge and research.
Cancer diagnosis and treatment close to home
You’ll have face-to-face visits with your doctor, and you’ll have an entire care team, dedicated to your care—connecting the dots for you. Every appointment with our experienced and compassionate oncology specialists starts with a conversation. Your doctor will take the time to answer all your questions—big and small. By getting to know you and working together, you get a care plan that is customized to your needs. And with a plan comes hope, because we’re prioritizing early and personalized treatment for your physical and mental health. Our goal is to help you recover faster so you can get back to home, work, family, friends and self in the way that you want.
Multidisciplinary oncology specialists and services
From screenings and diagnostic testing to advanced cancer treatments, surgical care and rehabilitation, all the care you need is close to home for many types of cancer, including:
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
- Blood cancers and blood disorders
- Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, including colon, liver and pancreas
- Gynecologic cancers, including ovarian and cervical
- Head and neck cancers, including mouth, sinuses, nose, throat and thyroid
- Lung and esophageal cancer, and other thoracic cancers, mesothelioma, and tracheal cancer
- Prostate cancer, including kidney and bladder cancer
- Skin cancer, including basal cell, melanoma and squamous cell
Along the way, your care may require imaging, lab testing, pharmacy or other specialists—you do not have to navigate your care alone. Your care team will help you schedule appointments, connect with other services and support groups, and answer your questions. From your first consultation and throughout your ongoing care, you and your doctor will stay connected through in-person and virtual visits. When you come into the clinic for your appointments, know that we’re maintaining strict precautions to keep you safe in our care.
Compassionate team approach to cancer care
Hearing the word cancer comes with a lot of thoughts and emotions, but we’re ready to support you. Upon your diagnosis, you'll meet with your doctor and care team to discuss your diagnosis and your care options. Your doctor will answer your questions—big and small—paying attention to your needs and those of your caregivers.
Your care team may also include surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation therapists, oncology-certified nurses, lymphedema therapists, dietitians, social workers, chaplains and palliative care specialists. Together, we will decide on a care plan. And your entire care team will stay connected throughout your care to discuss your treatment and progress.
Treatments with enhanced recovery options
If your care plan includes surgery, surgeons at Ascension sites of care use the latest surgical techniques to help improve your recovery. Your care team may also refer to enhanced recovery pathways as part of your care plan. They are an important part of our cancer treatment programs. Each pathway is personalized for different types of cancer treatments to help speed up your recovery after surgery. Throughout your experience, your care team helps you prepare for what to expect before, during and after surgery, and with other types of treatments, including:
- Hormone therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted therapy, including cancer vaccines and gene therapy
Across our network, we offer high-tech radiation therapy and targeted treatment options for many types of cancer delivered by highly trained specialists. If you want to learn more about other possible options, talk to your doctor. You may want to ask whether cancer clinical trials are the right option for your care.
Get a second opinion on your cancer diagnosis or care plan
Get the confidence and peace of mind that your doctor and care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our doctors about a personalized care plan. When you are facing a new cancer diagnosis or are deciding on a surgical or therapeutic treatment plan, there’s a lot to think about. Our cancer specialists can provide a second opinion, based on our experience and as part of an integrated national network of care. Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your medical records from your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.
Financial assistance and support is available
We can connect you with resources and programs that may be able to help you and your family with options for financial assistance. Our financial counseling team is here to listen to your concerns and work with you to help find options that meet your needs.
Ascension has a compassionate, personalized approach to Cancer Care.