The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) uses unique methods of treating cancer along with the standard, more traditional methods as well. Cancer is all that they treat, so they are not sidetracked with other diseases unless they are part of an overall problem related to cancer treatment.
Treatment for cancer at CTCA is a treatment for the whole person. There are many side effects and problems of cancer that are particular to the disease and that must be dealt with. For example seventy percent of cancer patients are undernourished and experience severe fatigue. There is lots of pain in many cases, along with depression, weakness and a general sense of desperation.
People who have cancer are entering a new world that they have never experienced before that is very unpredictable and scary. CTCA understands this and great measures are taken to help people and their families get through this.
Traditional treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and pain management are used by CTSA. In addition, the non-traditional therapies of naturopathic medicine, nutrition therapy, advanced genomic testing, mind-body medicine, spiritual support, genetics, hormone therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic care are used as well. All of the combined treatments are called the integrated care process.
CTSC uses what they call a collaborative approach to treating cancer. When a patient is first admitted, they undergo a very thorough interview and physical examination. Then doctors are assigned to that patient who specializes in the kinds of cancer that are present. All of the treatment is done under one roof, so there is no traveling around all over the countryside to receive the treatment. The patient’s family can be right there to support their loved one during the process.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America uses tested and well-documented procedures that have proven to have attained proven results in the past. The treatments and procedures are those that pertain to the type of cancer that is manifesting in the patient.