About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Those who have been diagnosed with cancer may search far and wide to find a treatment that will cure them of this possibly life threatening disease. A well-known company called Cancer Treatment Centers of America is a place that offers cancer patients various treatment options. Not only do they use conventional ways to fight cancer but they also have naturopathic methods of treatment as well.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America has an integrative program that addresses the quality of life of their patients. They offer therapies including emotional support, nutritional recommendations, pain management, and rehabilitation. Personal care for all of their patients starts when they arrive at the facility and continues 24/7 throughout their stay. It even goes beyond that to the time after they have been released to head home.
To become a patient of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, the initial step is to submit your insurance information so they can determine if your benefits will cover their services. If your insurance plan will cover the cost then they will set up a consultation and coordinate your plans, starting with scheduling your first appointment.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America has had some lawsuits filed against them and they have been issued multiple warnings by the FTC for their practices. The FTC had discovered that Cancer Treatment Centers of America was conducting clinical studies that did not follow the proper FDA requirements. They also found that Cancer Treatment Centers of America was making false advertising claims promoting certain cancer treatments that had no statistical substantiation.
The truth of the matter is that not everyone with cancer survives this disease. Although they may do everything in their power to cure the cancer, sometimes it is not enough. Catching the cancer growth at its beginning stages is going to increase your chances of survival. Getting multiple recommendations from different doctors is important to deciding what route you feel the most comfortable with.
9 ‘Cancer Treatment Centers of America’ Reviews
Question: Are there any other "cancer treatment centers" that advertise on national TV?
Answer: No. Why not? Because there is no "magic bullet" to cure cancer. Despite 50 years of intensive research NO ONE has come up an easy, reliable solution to curing cancer. It is so complicated that the best minds in medicine have not been able to get much beyond where we were in the 1960s in terms of patient outcomes. Those who tell you otherwise are SNAKE OIL SALESMEN who are more concerned with separating you from your hard earned cash than curing your loved one. As the saying goes, "A fool and his money are soon parted." Don't be a fool. Your best treatment option is close to home where friends and family can provide you with support and you have a team of doctors and other health care providers that you trust. CTCA are a bunch of charlatans (and that is putting it nicely).
Trust Your Local Doctors
Sister In Law traveled to Tulsa Ok center for treatment (brain tumor).
Center wanted $5000.00 up front before diagnosis. She had an HMO insurance in Colorado which she was told was worthless in Oklahoma and all other Cancer Treatment Centers, et. al. She died 3 months later. So much for the humanitarian policy of Cancer Treatment Centers.......equal treatment available locally according to almost all local physicians. Don't be fooled......they're after the $$$ - nothing else - especially if you have good insurance......
Mother Standard of Care?
All I can say is if the guy who created CTCA really started CTCA in honor of his mother he must of hated his mother because the mother standard of care is a joke. CTCA is all about money/profit. From the insurance companies to screwing their low level employees by charging them for "benefits" they did not want on their paychecks they will make money any way and any how they can. No highly expensive vitamin supplement is going to cure or help your cancer or you. It is sad but they offer false hope. Sometimes no treatment is better than getting treatment and your quality of life and longevity would be better without it but CTCA is all about what gives them the most profit so you will get procedures and treatments you don't really need and that you will not benefit from in any way. If you live in an area with a top notch hospital, go there. Don't be fooled into flying to another state to get the same treatment or useless treatment you won't benefit from. Fancy buildings and hotel rooms don't make up for the toll it takes on you flying back and forth. CTCA does not have any better treatments or doctors than any top notch hospital in the USA. They just have greedier "oncology information specialists" who know how to cherry pick the most profitable patients and the few poor ones to keep the government off their backs.
I have been treated for cancer at the Phoenix center. I have experienced exceptional care. They work with you on insurance. They are incredibly compassionate and are on top of every detail of my care. I live out of state but have flown back & forth to receive such amazing care. Every single person involved with the center is warm & makes me feel like I am the most important person there. I am so grateful I called them for a second opinion. Their professional approach yet compassionate approach is unlike anything I experienced any place else. I have great confidence in the medical treatment I have received. I HIGHLY recommend TCTA. It can't hurt to get that second opinion. You will be glad you did! I sure am.
get a second opinion
My daughter and I flew to Phoenix for a second opinion of her stage 3 Melanoma. We were told by her very reputable oncology team at Oregon Health and Science University, that after surgery there was no evidence of any tumor recurrence and she was deemed free from cancer. Imagine our surprise and shock that Cancer Center discovered two tumors and wanted to start immediately on a immunotherapy treatment, Keytruda. When we asked about doing a biopsy, or surgical removal we were told that it would further weaken her immune system and their treatment would give her the best odds of survival. Dr. Kwan and his team appeared to be vastly knowledgeable and competent. We flew back to Portland feeling that her doctors in Portland had severely missed the boat and good thing CTCA had found these new tumors. She immediately made an appointment with her doctors to inform them of this new development, and to question how they could have missed such an obvious development. The oncology team was quite surprised to learn of these new tumors and immediately set her up for new scans. Low and behold, the scans came back and she was given the news from the head radiologist, that there was obviously no new tumor development. Now we were really confused. How could one such renowned facility claim her disease had progressed, and the other say there was no tumors to be seen. This prompted a third evaluation. She went to another prominent Melanoma treatment center in Portland, had all the charts and scans reviewed by another doctor who concurred that OHSU was correct, there was no tumor growth and he could find no evidence of the disease.
OHSU was very hesitant to denigrate CTCA but did say they had to pay for their pricy advertising. Bottom line, it should be considered grave malpractice what they did. Saying she needed a treatment that has only been FDA approved for metastatic melanoma, (which hers was localized to lymph nodes only) given no proof of tumor activity(biopsy) and refusing to confer with her Portland doctors, I would advise anyone seeking treatment there to get a second or third opinion. It could save you life.