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Comprehensive Cancer Centers presents patients with a full suite of care options under the consistent management of a team of oncologists working in unison.

For Comprehensive Cancer Centers, the word ‘comprehensive’ represents the continuum of care the practice provides its patients in Southern Nevada. This includes all of the practice’s specially trained team members, 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 is comprised of specialists including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, as well as breast surgeons 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 cancer patients. For Comprehensive’s practice, this team includes breast surgeons.
  • Pulmonologists: A team of board-certified pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, and administrative support staff who are dedicated to providing high-quality care to patients with lung disease and sleep disorders.

Comprehensive’s team of physicians is  also active in leading clinical research efforts, with the practice running a normal case load of 150 active research studies. These studies afford patients access to advanced medicine often only available to Comprehensive. These treatments  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. Comprehensive’s work in this area has  led to the approval of now at least 100 new treatments coming market. To see a list of active research studies, click here.

Comprehensive’s Team of Advanced Practice Providers
Comprehensive has a staff of highly-trained and experience 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
  • Working with insurance companies, employers, case managers, lawyers, and others who may have an effect on a patient’s healthcare needs

Comprehensive is also unique among many oncology practices with its team of Cancer Genetic Counselors (LINK 9). These specialists assess individual or family risk for a variety of inherited conditions, such as genetic disorders and birth defects. They provide information and support to other healthcare providers, or to individuals and families concerned with the risk of inherited conditions, such as cancer.

Beyond just treating  disease, Comprehensive Center Centers helps with needs outside of treatment including physical therapy, dietary guidance and emotional support, transportation and housing assistance, financial concerns regarding  medical bills, rent, or utilities, support for mental and emotional health, self-image concerns and advanced care planning (LINK 10) to document future healthcare wishes.

Comprehensive Cancer Centers Can Help
Physicians at Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada provide a variety of options for cancer care including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, as well as clinical research for the treatment of cancer. To schedule an appointment with the team at Comprehensive, please call 702-952-3350.

The content in 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.


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