Cancer Care Coordinator:
An experienced, oncology certified RN with advanced training in cancer care. She works closely with patients and families to coordinate all aspects of care. There is also a toll-free help line: 1-877-CMH-CANCER (264-2262).
The doctor who plans your chemotherapy treatment, directs your care and monitors your ongoing status.
Physicians such as gastroenterologists and urologists who diagnose and treat specific cancers like colorectal or prostate.
The doctor who performs your surgical procedures (biopsy, bowel resection, ostomy) and helps coordinate your care. Board-certified plastic surgeons are available to perform breast reconstruction, if needed.
The doctor who administers the medicine to put you to sleep or numb the area on which you will be operated.
The doctor who examines the tissue removed during colonoscopy or surgery to evaluate malignancies and other characteristics.
The social worker or nurse who discusses what to expect during your hospital stay and sets up support services for when you get home.
The doctor who oversees your radiation treatment.
The pharmacist who works with the medical oncologist to plan chemotherapy regimens for cancer patients in the Infusion Therapy Center.
Registered nurses who are experienced and skilled professionals with extensive training in infusion therapy and chemotherapy administration.
Oncology Social Worker:
Highly trained and licensed specialists in both case management and counseling available to help patients facing a life-threatening illness.