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Our Approach to Cancer Care
Because cancer diagnosis and treatment often involve several physicians and cancer care services, navigating the process can be overwhelming. That’s where Regional West’s team approach to cancer shines.
Thanks to an enhanced partnership between Regional West Health Services and UCHealth, a 12-hospital system based in Aurora, Colorado, cancer patients in western Nebraska have increased access to the region’s most advanced cancer care.
Meet Regional West’s Cancer Care Team
Regional West’s cancer care team includes a number of physician specialists and sub-specialists, along with nurses, pain management specialists, a cancer navigator, a financial navigator, radiation therapists, social workers, dietitians, and a wide range of other healthcare professionals who meet regularly to discuss medical care and support for our cancer patients. Our team of cancer treatment specialists includes:
Radiologists determine the extent of the cancer using mammography, ultrasound, MRI, and CT scans. They may also perform image-guided biopsies to help with the diagnosis process.
Pathologists work in a medical laboratory, where they examine tissue samples, cells, and body fluids for traces of cancer.
Medical oncologists are the main care providers during your cancer treatment. Together with you and your family, they will determine the course of treatment. They also prescribe chemotherapy and other anti-cancer drugs.
Surgeons remove tumors and surrounding tissue during surgery. They also perform biopsies to aid in determining the diagnosis and extent of disease.
Radiation oncologists specialize in treating cancer utilizing radiation therapy during treatment to stop the growth of cancer cells.
Plastic/reconstructive surgeons perform reconstructive surgery following treatment of cancers of the breast, extremities, head and neck, torso, and skin.
Cancer Patient Navigator
The Cancer Treatment Center provides the services of cancer patient navigators, who guide cancer patients through each step of the treatment process. They also work with the multi-disciplinary team to address the educational, emotional, and social needs of a patient and his/her family after a cancer diagnosis.
Oncology social workers offer educational and psychological support to cancer patients. They recommend educational programs related to cancer and provide assistance in meeting the complex and often difficult emotional needs involved with cancer treatment and recovery.