Four Benefits to a Multidisciplinary Approach to Cancer Treatment

 

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Oasis of Hope treats a wide array of cancers for patients from across the globe at its treatment and research center in Tijuana, Mexico. Staffed by a team of physicians with clinical and alternative treatment experience, Oasis of Hope utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment.

A multidisciplinary approach to cancer provides a number of benefits to patients. Here are just a few.

1. Quicker access to services. Seeking treatment from a multidisciplinary team can shorten the time between diagnosis and treatment plan development. Patients will likely not need to visit multiple clinics for different tests and receive care at a select group of centers, if not a single facility. Receiving treatment from a unified team also means faster access to referrals.

2. Improved care coordination. Multidisciplinary teams work together to devise a treatment plan, which provides a unified front against cancer and prevents the chance of duplicate medical tests that commonly result from seeing different specialists.

3. Greater opportunity for clinical trials. A multidisciplinary team consists of medical professionals from various medical disciplines. Opportunities for clinical trials may increase by working with a multidisciplinary team due to the networks and professional connections of each individual on the team.

4. Consistent information. Patients who seek treatment from a multidisciplinary team will likely receive more appropriate and consistent information than if they had gone to several referred medical professionals. Collaborating on a patient’s treatment ensures that each member of the team understands the individual’s circumstances and is familiar with all aspects of the patient’s treatment plan.

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