Because different types of cancer behave and respond in different ways to a variety
of treatments, your treatment plan is designed individually for you. The following are
some of the steps that may take place during the course of your care:
Diagnosis, Staging and Pre-Treatment Evaluation With our advanced laboratory and imaging resources at both BMC and Fairview Hospital, diagnosis and staging is accurate and efficient. Staging is when we determine the location
and extent of the disease. Your physicians use this information to design your plan of treatment.
Individual Treatment Plans This is your personalized course of treatment, customized to your condition and designed by your oncologists in consultation with our advanced surgical, medical and radiation specialists.
Your general health, history and the type, location and extent of your cancer will determine what treatments are right for you.
The options may include:
• Surgery. If your physician recommends a surgical consultation, you have access to highly skilled surgeons specializing in cancer, with a strong focus on minimally invasive procedures.
• Infusion Therapy. This intravenous method of delivering cancer-fighting medications is done on an outpatient basis at BMC or your doctor's office, administered by skilled professionals. Medicine and techniques to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy are also part of this program.
• Radiation Therapy. Our advanced technology targets cancerous growth with calibrated doses of radiation, avoiding healthy tissues.