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Your Care Team
Your care team is made up of skilled surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, nurse navigators and other oncology experts, who all focus on delivering a personalized care plan through a multidisciplinary team approach to cancer treatment.
Because of the breadth and depth of our resources, we’re able to attract nationally renowned cancer experts, which means you can expect leading-edge treatment and the best possible outcomes. Learn more about the members of your care team at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Cancer Care:
An oncologist is a provider who specializes in cancer treatment. Often, a team of oncologists will work together on your case. Each brings an area of expertise, and together they will design a treatment plan.
Focuses on removing tumors and cancerous tissue through surgery. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Cancer Care, many of our surgeons are dedicated to specific types of cancer, offering a higher level of expertise and training.
Manages your overall treatment plan and chemotherapy while collaborating with other team members to provide streamlined care.
Plans and delivers radiation therapy to treat cancer.
Peninsula Radiation (located in the Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center)
11511 Canterwood Boulevard Northwest
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Navigators help coordinate care. They act as a resource and central point of contact for you and your family and the health care team. They may include nurse navigators and nurse practitioner navigators.
Clinical support team
Other specialists are critical to your cancer care and recovery.
Examines tissue and organ samples to diagnose disease; most patients don’t deal with pathologists directly, but they play an important role in your treatment
Recommends dietary changes to help you heal and cope with side effects of treatment
Physical or occupational therapist
Assists you in regaining strength and independence following your cancer treatment
Find a specialist
Explore our team of expert physicians, and find a cancer specialist who’s right for you.
For more information and to make an appointment, call 1-888-825-3227.
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