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Frequently Asked Questions
Newly diagnosed -- what next?
When you’re first diagnosed with cancer, the road ahead can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to. At the Providence Cancer Center we'll help you understand your treatment options, while developing a personalized plan that couples state-of-the-art technology with supporting services that enlist body, mind and spirit. You’ll have the attention and expertise of a dedicated care team that answers your questions and creates a clear path forward.
We'll focus on making sure you have the best care supporting you every day so you can focus on what’s most important -- getting better.
We are with you every step of the way
As providers of cancer care, we recognize the impact of cancer on individuals, families and our community. Let our compassionate team of physicians and specialists create an integrated and personalized treatment plan for you. Let us do together what we cannot do alone. Here’s what you can expect as a patient at the Providence Cancer Center:
You’ll have an initial in-depth appointment with a physician who has expertise in your specific form of cancer, along with access to all the information you’ve shared with us to date. If any additional diagnostic tests are needed, your physician will order them at this time.
Your physician will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that follows the latest national guidelines for your type of cancer. If you have several treatment options, we’ll explain them to you clearly and completely so that you can make an informed choice.
Throughout your course of treatment, you’ll receive care from a multi-disciplinary, integrated team that may include oncology physicians and specialists, Advanced Care Providers (physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners), and nurses — all working together to care for you. Our team approach ensures you get access to the combined skills and experience of several health care professionals.
Your physician and care team may suggest support services such as counseling, nutrition classes and support groups. Most of these services are conveniently located at the Providence Cancer Center, so they are easy to access. We encourage you to take advantage of any or all of the support services we offer. Life can be a challenge while going through cancer treatment. Our support services can help make it a bit less challenging. And, because of the generous support of our community, many support services are offered at no cost.
Most patients have contact with a financial counselor. Financial counselors verify benefits, help develop a payment plan for treatment and obtain outside assistance if necessary.
When you have completed your treatment, you’ll have access to all of our survivor resources. Let our team share important skills to stay healthy and tackle the physical and emotional challenges that come after treatment.
For more information or a tour of the Providence Cancer Center, please call 907-212-6870
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