Cancer has a tremendous effect on the lives of those who have been diagnosed. One of the best ways to successfully fight this unforgiving disease is to properly educate yourself, and your loved ones on your condition, and the options for treatment. Having access to information regarding treatment, side effects and research statistics gives patients the opportunity to make informed decisions about cancer treatment.
— CTCA (@CancerCenter) February 6, 2018
To broaden the knowledge base available to cancer patients and their families, Cancer Treatment Centers of America recently announced their partnership with WebMD. WebMD serves as an online resource pool for health-related information and statistics. The organizations hope to use their platform to help empower patients to make the best decisions about their care.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America was founded by American investment banker, Richard J Stephenson. When he found himself dissatisfied with the treatment options available after his mother had been diagnosed with cancer, he was determined to make a change. In 1988, the first CTCA was opened at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Illinois. Now a network of five private hospitals, Cancer Treatment Centers of America has earned Full Standards Compliance from the Joint Commission and has been honored as Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. They have received recognition from several leading healthcare organizations and maintained Five Star quality ratings by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Cancer experts at CTCA believe that each patient is unique. Using precision medicine, the team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America develops a personalized plan of action for each patient. With a combination of advanced cancer technology and other innovative treatment options, patients are prepared to fight cancer at every stage.