Welcome to Chattanooga’s Program in Women’s Oncology.
Our Mission Statement:
Deliver the most comprehensive care to cancer patients, at the heart of which are three interrelated core values:
Provide daily clinical care with a multi-disciplined and prospective approach by ensuring that, prior to initiating care, each of our patients receives information discussed by multiple physicians. Each patient will have the benefit of access to multiple opinions from medical professionals in the field of cancer care.
Deliver the most up-to-date therapy available by maintaining the continuous education of staff and physicians caring for our patients. Participate in the teaching programs throughout the region furthering our commitment to the education of young professionals joining the field of medicine.
Ensure that our patients in Chattanooga and the Southeast receive treatment that is on the forefront of cancer care. Participate in critical clinical and basic science research thereby providing access to the latest in progressive and innovative treatments for women and to advance the field of cancer care for all.
The diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. Traveling long distances to receive needed care may prove impossible. With our approach to cancer care, we can assure patients in the Southeast that they will receive the very best in care, without having to leave the region.
This website has been designed for our patients. It is our goal to provide you with a resource that will make each visit to our office a little easier, and to assist you with important information about the problem for which you are seeking help.
We suggest when using the web for information, using the most reputable sites. Cancer information is always changing; the links we have chosen on this site are well known sites that give the most up to date correct information available.
Although it is difficult to imagine someone taking advantage of cancer patients, it does happen. Be very cautious of any site stating they have cured a specific form of cancer in some patients, and "to receive this treatment please send $XX.00 to… " Please note any experimental treatment is traditionally provided for free.
Any experimental treatment is typically done on a specific "protocol" or "trial" (see our Research section). Most often these trials are set up comparing what is currently known to be the best treatment available for any given condition or the current standard of care to the experimental treatment. These trials are traditionally done by National Cooperative Groups sponsored through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) or by Pharmaceutical Companies. The Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) is one such cooperative group.
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