Collaborative Approach for Diagnosing and Treating Cancer
Loyola Medicine is nationally recognized for its highly skilled team of doctors dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many different cancer types. As a top academic medical center, Loyola has access to state-of-the-art facilities, advanced treatment options and cutting-edge clinical trials. Utilizing these advantages requires that we take a collaborative approach to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
In support of our highly collaborative approach to medicine, Loyola has established multidisciplinary cancer clinics for the diagnosis and treatment of several cancer types. Bringing together doctors, technicians, nurses and other health professionals, Loyola is committed to working as a team to create a definitive, personalized plan for your treatment and recovery.
Why Choose Loyola for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment?
Loyola offers you a one-stop clinic for specific cancers. We are one of a select group of institutions nationally that offers a one-visit, one-team approach for patients who have been diagnosed with these specific cancer types:
Our multidisciplinary approach brings together a wide range of board-certified medical experts who evaluate your condition and provide a comprehensive treatment plan.
What to Expect
What to Expect During Your Multidisciplinary Clinic Visit
Depending on which multidisciplinary clinic you visit, you will experience many of the following steps:
- Orientation and a meeting with medical oncologists, surgical oncologists and radiation oncologists and other members of your team is scheduled.
- A patient care conference made up of radiologists, pathologists, geneticists and research nurses to review your tests, imaging results, current physical health and family history is scheduled.
- An individualized plan for your clinical treatment is formulated.
- Treatment recommendations are shared in a meeting with you and your family. This specialized care is offered on the same day, in one location.
Depending on your specific case, your first appointment could last anywhere from two to five hours. Following your initial appointment, a Loyola cancer coordinator begins the process of scheduling you for your subsequent treatment and doctor visits.