When you choose cancer centers at Ascension sites of care, you get a care team that is part of a national network. Our experienced cancer doctors share best practices and the latest in cancer treatment and research – bringing the best of cancer care to you. Every appointment with your oncologist starts with a compassionate conversation. Your doctor answers your questions and gets to know you. So, you get a personalized care plan. And with a plan, comes hope. We will help you navigate your care and will be by your side every step of the way, connecting the dots. Our goal is to help you get back to home, family, life and self sooner.
Cancer diagnosis and treatment close to home
From screenings and diagnostic testing to advanced cancer treatments, surgical care and rehabilitation, all the care you need is for many types of cancer, including:
- Brain and spine 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 and male genital cancer, including kidney and bladder cancer
- Skin cancer, including basal cell, melanoma and squamous cell
- Urologic cancers, including bladder, kidney and urethral cancers
Team approach helps navigate tests and support services
Along the way, your care may require imaging, lab testing, pharmacy support, 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, physical therapists for lymphedema therapy, 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 uses these protocols to help you prepare for what to expect before, during and after surgery.
Across our national network, our oncologists specialize in surgical, non-surgical treatment options and targeted therapy for your type of cancer, including:
- Cancer vaccine
- Gene therapy
- Hormone therapy
- Radiation therapy
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 sites of care. 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.