Providing the best possible outcomes, by maintaining a holistic cancer care approach, is the primary aim of the Neo Cancer Care team. To ensure this occurs, we place strong emphasis on the following aspects of cancer care.
Communication & education
Patients need to be well informed about what their cancer diagnosis means and treatment options are.
We inform our patients in a clear, yet thorough manner about their diagnosis and what management options there are. Not only do we educate patients, we are also dedicated to community education being involved in regular educational sessions for general practitioners.
Listening & being patient-focused
The needs and wishes of every patient are different and a patient-centred focus is essential for the best care.
We listen to individual needs and apply a patient-centred approach to treatment by actively involving patients in their management plans. We understand that every patient is different and that every individual places different values on certain aspects of their care.
The latest treatment options are constantly changing and international breakthroughs are made every day.
Oncology is a rapidly evolving field and we ensure that we are up to speed with the latest international data and can discuss the latest treatment options available at all times.
Making treatment accessible
Not only do we keep informed of the latest options, but we are constantly liaising with our pharmaceutical colleagues to ensure that we have access to as many new treatment options as possible, as soon as they are available.
A multidisciplinary approach
We engage in regular multidisciplinary meetings to ensure not only pharmacological but also surgical, radiation and interventional radiology options are considered. Exercise, psychological well-being, diet and general well-being are also becoming vital parts of cancer management and need to be incorporated into treatment plans.
Referring when appropriate
We are comfortable referring to our surgical, radiation oncology, physician, and interventional radiology colleagues when alternative treatment options are worth considering. A multidisciplinary approach to patient care is essential in providing the best outcomes.