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The Cancer Center of Huntsville, P.C.

Approach to Cancer Care

Where Medical Knowledge and Compassion Work Together to Heal

The physicians at TCC offer state of the art services in medical oncology and hematology to patients of North Alabama and the Tennessee Valley. The specialists at TCC are committed to providing highly personalized care for patients with cancer and a wide range of blood disorders. Our physicians are involved in every aspect of their patients’ treatment. Each patient is seen by one of our attending physicians from the initial visit through the treatment course, and for all subsequent follow up care, as well as during any hospitalizations.

Advancements are Being Made Every Day

Over the last 20 years, there have been dramatic changes in the way patients are treated. For example, chemotherapy treatments are primarily delivered in the outpatient setting rather than in the hospital. This has allowed patients with cancer to enjoy a much better quality of life. Furthermore, each year there are newly approved therapies that not only result in more cures but extend the life expectancies of patients with advanced, currently incurable cancers. The rapid pace of new discoveries in cancer therapy requires that oncologists stay abreast of these developments so that they can provide the highest quality of care.

Innovative New Treatments

In the past decade, exciting, innovative new treatment modalities have become standard management for patients with cancer and hematologic disorders. These include monoclonal antibody therapies such as trastuzumab (Herceptin) in breast cancer, bevacizumab (Avastin) in lung and colon cancers and targeted cancer treatments (drugs that target specific cancer gene pathways) such as imatinib (Gleevec) in chronic myelogenous leukemia and erlotinib (Tarceva) in lung cancer.

Collaborative Process

The physicians at TCC are aware of the rapid and changing treatments in cancer care around the world and frequently collaborate with other renowned hematologists/oncologists at such institutions as The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, MD Anderson in Texas, Sloan-Kettering in New York, The Huntsmann Cancer Center in Utah and The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, to name a few.

Patient Assistance and Family Support

The Cancer Center also offers patient assistance in dealing with insurance issues and assists patients and families in arranging home health care services and providing for disability claims.