Care as personalized to you as your cancer.
You may have noticed “personalized medicine” or “personalized care” is often used when describing a medical institution’s targeted approach to cancer care treatment.
Unfortunately, in today’s institutional healthcare system we too often we see healthcare services falling short of this promise.
- How many times have you or a loved one had to call to get a doctor?
- How many times, instead of seeing a doctor, were you shuffled off to a nurse practitioner?
- How many times have you tried to get to the hospital, and the doctor tries to keep you at home?
- How many times have you been at a doctor’s office, and the doctor is too busy to spend any time with you or your loved one?
Hope for more time for you and your loved ones.
At Verdi Cancer & Research Center, your doctor is just a text or phone call away. In fact, their mobile number is printed right on their business card; the same personal number and email their spouse and family use to reach them.
The medical oncologists at Verdi know cancer does not wait for a treatment regimen to begin or insurance to process. They know early intervention is key to cancer care and want to be the first to know if you or your loved one is not feeling quite right, in order to intercept complications and save them from a hospitalization or even their life.
Targeted therapies are personalized care.
Personalized cancer care at Verdi Cancer & Research Center also means getting information that personalizes your particular tumor to what it’s sensitive to, and what it would be more effectively treated with.
We treat each individual’s cancer as a unique case; not just a lung cancer or colon cancer. Each tumor responds differently to various interventions, and with access to advanced technological options and clinical expertise, we have a better idea of what is going on in the tumor and in the tumor environment.
In many cases, this will involve molecular profile paneling on tumor cells, because we can get information that personalizes your tumor to what it’s most sensitive to, and what it would be more effectively treated with. We can then tailor a regimen based on the results of your profile for a more effective and potentially less toxic regimen than a conventional, generic lung cancer regimen.
Cancer is personal–and that’s how we treat it.
Advances in personalized medicine and targeted therapies for cancers are now becoming the new standard of care in oncology medicine. Unfortunately, individuals who do not have a lot of conventional cancer treatment options may not have access to novel therapies, new agents or clinical trials. These alternatives are either not presented as an option or available in their rural community. The medical oncologists at Verdi combine their high-touch approach, institutional access to new drug therapies and clinical expertise to create innovative treatment strategies for these referral cases.
Most importantly, we listen to you and your loved ones and do our best to make sure you understand your clinical situation. We want you to have a complete understanding of your treatment options, and a better idea of what to expect along the treatment course.
Your Verdi Oncologist doctor is there for you every step of the way.
Our doctors’ involvement does not stop once the treatment regimen begins. Your doctor is involved throughout your treatment, and commonly will go in and check on you, whether they had a scheduled visit or not, to make sure everything is going smoothly.