Cancer Treatment Centers of America Offers Esperanza to Hispanics

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For the nation’s fastest growing population, cancer ranked as the number one leading cause of death among Hispanics, based on a 2012 American Cancer Society report. Cancer Treatment Centers of America®

(CTCA), the home of integrative and compassionate cancer care, offers esperanza (hope)

to Hispanics with advanced stage or complex cancer through their personalized treatment options.

Following in the tradition of advanced, holistic and patient-centered care, CTCA offers a personalized approach to promote healing on all levels – body, mind and spirit.

“No two people are exactly the same, and their healthcare should not be either,” says Elena Roman Chief Operating Officer of CTCA’s Tulsa hospital. “At CTCA, our team works closely with our Hispanic patients and their caregivers so they understand that they have access to quality, personalized care. We are enhancing our team to meet the needs of this growing population.”

At CTCA, Hispanic patients have access to innovative cancer treatments and technologies, including convenient weekend access to a bilingual oncology team. In addition, CTCA offers faith-based services to Hispanic patients who consider spiritual support fundamental to their treatment.

As nutrition also plays an integral role in cancer treatment, Hispanic patients can expect CTCA to help incorporate traditional foods into nourishing meal plans and dietary supplementation. CTCA also provides information and classes about healthy eating habits to caregivers and family members, so patients can continue this lifestyle at home.

The CTCA “whole-person” cancer treatment approach combined with a compassionate, nurturing environment provides a highly personal, familial approach that truly resonates with Hispanic patients and their families.

“CTCA gave me hope. I recommend people go there, because not only did they give me hope, they gave me options,” says CTCA patient Martín Martinez from San Angelo, Texas.

In addition to surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and imaging services, CTCA combines traditional cancer treatment with sophisticated complementary therapies, such as nutrition, naturopathic medicine, mind-body medicine and spiritual support, all provided in one facility.

“We search for and provide powerful options and comprehensive therapies to heal the whole person,” says Roman. “We are always working to improve our patients’ quality of life and to restore hope, to restore esperanza

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals focusing on complex and advanced stage cancer. CTCA offers a comprehensive, fully integrated approach to cancer treatment and serves patients from all 50 states at facilities located in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa. Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with information about cancer and their treatment options so they can control their treatment decisions. For more information about CTCA, go to www.cancercenter.com.