At Mercy we believe following the guideline that suggests that patients should look for a Board Certified highly trained experienced neuroendocrine specialist is fundamental. Access to innovative technology and leading edge treatment options as well as the latest clinical trials and research give our doctors at Mercy and their patients an added advantage.
The Neuorendocrine Tumor Center at Mercy is proud to have a team of specially trained, knowledgeable doctors who focus on accurate, early diagnosis of the disease. Our doctors routinely hold multidisciplinary Tumor Board Conferences to explore resources, share information and discuss how to best design the optimal treatment care plan for each patient. They actively participate in continuing medical education courses and often present their findings at prestigious conferences across the nation.
Understanding the psychological impact of the disease is a critical component to treating the whole disease. The Neuroendocrine Tumor Center at Mercy includes our comprehensive network of healthcare professionals to complement the clinical work of our doctors. Mercy has a clinical nurse navigator who facilitates interaction between patients and medical specialists and other clinical staff as well as guides patients and their caregivers, answering questions and providing support through each phase of treatment and beyond. Our social workers and nutritionists also provide key support throughout the healing process. Patients also have the option to attend the patient and caregiver support group of the Neuroendocrine Tumor Program - ChesaNETs.
Patients often turn to The Neuroendocrine Tumor Center at Mercy because the physician expertise opens the door for earlier and more accurate diagnosis of NETS. Frequently, neuroendocrine tumors present symptoms that are associated with less serious conditions or symptoms that mock other disorders. As a result, it takes the keen eye of a neuroendocrine specialist to accurately diagnose the situation and avoid the chance of misdiagnosis – a common problem for some patients who do not get to a neuroendocrine specialist until the disease has advanced to late stages of the disorder. That is why choosing a doctor who has the tools, diagnostic skills and clinical insight to determine the best course of action is key to selecting the best neuroendocrine doctor/center/team for you.
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