Comprehensive Care

For Comprehensive Cancer Centers, the word comprehensive represents the continuum of care the practice provides patients. This includes all of the practice’s specially trained team of practitioners who collaborate to ensure every detail of a patient’s care is customized to their needs and carried out with compassion.

The team at Comprehensive Cancer Centers includes medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, breast surgeons as well as pulmonologists, all of which are assisted by the practice’s team of skilled and experienced advanced practice providers.

  • Medical Oncologists: These physicians have special training in diagnosing and treating cancer using chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy, as appropriate for each patient’s situation. A medical oncologist often serves in the role of lead health care provider for a patient undergoing cancer treatment.
  • Radiation Oncologists: These physicians have special training using external and or internal radiation to treat cancer. Radiation oncologists often work with a medical dosimetrist and/or a medical physicist to ensure treatment plans are tailored to the patient for their cancer.
  • Breast Surgeons: These physicians are surgeons with special training in performing biopsies and other surgical procedures on breast cancer patients.
  • Pulmonologists: These physicians diagnose and treat diseases of the respiratory system — the lungs and other organs that help you breathe.

Comprehensive’s team of physicians are also active in leading clinical research efforts, with the practice running an average of 170 active research studies annually. These studies afford patients of the practice access to advanced medicine often only available to Comprehensive. These therapies have been found to extend lives when no other options were available. Clinical research leads to new drugs becoming FDA approved and becoming standard treatment options for the future. Comprehensive work in this area had led to the approval of more than 100 new treatments coming market. To see a list of active research studies, click here.

Comprehensive’s Team of Advanced Practice Providers

Comprehensive’s  staff of highly trained and experienced Advanced Practice Providers manage the following roles and responsibilities related to patient care:

  • Monitoring physical conditions
  • Managing patient symptoms and side effects
  • Providing emotional support
  • Administering chemotherapy and other treatments, under the supervision of a doctor
  • Educating and counseling patients and their families about cancer treatment
  • Assisting with the screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow up of cancer care
  • Helping patients communicate with their healthcare providers so they get the information they need to make informed decisions about their healthcare
  • Helping patients set up appointments for doctor visits and medical tests; and get financial, legal, and social support

Comprehensive  also offers a highly-trained team of Cancer Genetic Counselors and these specialists offers assessment and counseling for those who are at risk for developing cancer. Comprehensive’s Cancer Genetic Counselors can help make informed decisions about which genetic tests to get based on family history and develop a plan of action should risk assessment reveal a predisposition to a certain cancer type.

Beyond just treating the disease, Comprehensive Center Centers ensures that patients get help with needs outside of treatment including physical therapy, dietary guidance and emotional support including assistance with transportation and housing needs, financial concerns that patients may have about paying medical bills, rent, or utilities, support for mental and emotional health, self-image concerns and advanced care planning to document future healthcare wishes.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers Can Help

Physicians at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada treat patients with cancer, serious blood disorders, breast health conditions and pulmonary disease. To schedule an appointment with the team at Comprehensive, please call 702-952-3350.

 

The content is this post is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.