Medical Subject Headings (MeSH): Cancer Care Facilities
Cancer care facilities are places where individuals with cancer can receive medical treatment, support, and services. These facilities can include hospitals, cancer centers, clinics, and specialized cancer units within hospitals or other healthcare facilities.
In cancer care facilities, patients may receive a range of services including:
Diagnostic testing: Tests such as imaging scans, biopsies, and blood tests are used to diagnose cancer and determine the type and stage of the disease.
Treatment: Cancer treatment may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, or a combination of these approaches. The type of treatment a patient receives will depend on the type and stage of their cancer, as well as their overall health and personal preferences.
Supportive care: Cancer patients may also receive supportive care services such as pain management, nutrition support, and physical therapy. These services are designed to help patients manage the physical and emotional side effects of cancer and its treatment.
Clinical trials: Some cancer care facilities may also offer patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials, which are research studies that evaluate new treatments or approaches to cancer care.
It is important for individuals with cancer to seek care from a team of healthcare professionals with experience in treating their specific type of cancer. Many cancer care facilities have specialists in different areas of cancer care, such as medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons, who work together to develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient.