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10PaysonhealthProstateandUrologicCancerProgramThedoctorswhocareforprostateandurologiccancerpatientsinthePaysonCenterforCancerCarepridethemselvesonlookingoutfortheirpatientsnottheirownmedicalspecialties.Theirapproachisuniquewhencomparedtootherprogramsinthatthedoctorstakeaverycollaborativeapproachtodeterminingwhattreatmentoptionisbestforthepatient.Thisapproachrequiresadeeptrustofeachotherandasharedgoalofgivingpatientsawell-thought-outandthoroughlyexplaineddiagnosisandallappropriatetreatmentoptions.ThecultureofConcordHospitalalwayshasbeenverypatient-centeredsaidDr.WilliamSantisofConcordHospitalCenterforUrologicCare.OurProstateandUrologicCancerProgramisexactlythesame.Wetrytogivepatientsalltheindividualizedpersonalcaretheyneedandmakesuretheyarewell-informedandsupported.IthinkthatswhatseparatesthisHospitalfromotherhospitals.TenyearsagospecialiststreatingpatientsatConcordHospitalforprostatebladderkidneyortesticularcancersworkedtogetherbutcommunicatedmainlybyphoneorinwriting.TheProstateandUrologicCancerProgramorganizedtheirproceduresandbroughtthespecialistsandpatientsupportprovidersface-to-face.TheheartofthecollaborationistheprogramsTumorBoardwhichmeetseveryotherweektodiscussnewcancercasesfromeveryangle.Themeetingsincludeurologiststheradiationoncologyteamthemedicaloncologyteamsocialworkersdieticiansmedicalresidentsintrainingapalliativecarephysicianandothers.Afterdiscussingeverythingfromavailableresearchtowhetherthepatientshouldbereferredelsewherethegroupreachesaconsensusonoptionsbasedonthemostappropriatetreatmentnotanoncologistalwaysrecommendingradiationorchemotherapyoraurologistalwaysrecommendingsurgery.ThediscussionshelpusasphysicianssortoutwhatthosebestoptionsreallyareandthathelpsuscounselthepatienttomakeasmartchoicesaidDr.ThomasSheldonMedicalDirectoratPaysonCenterforCancerCaresRadiationDepartment.Thepatienthearsopinionsfromspecialistscomparingoptionsnotmerelyabewilderinglaundrylistofmedicalchoices.Itmightsoundtoogoodtobetrue.IwouldsayitisverygoodanditistrueDr.Sheldonsaid.TherearetoomanycancerprogramsthatthisdoesnthappenatandIfeelwedoaparticularlygoodjobofit.AspartoftheprogramMaggieHammondCURNandLynnMulleaveyRNofConcordHospitalCenterforUrologicCareprovidepersonalhigh-touchsupportforpatientswhoneedrapidtreatmentforinvasivebladdercancerhelpingavoiddelaysthatcanbecausedbymultipletestssecondopinionsandvariousconsultations.OurspecializednurseskeepthingsmovingtogetpatientstotreatmentfastersothereisnodropoinsurvivalduetodelaysaidDr.Santis.Medicaladvanceshaveenableddoctorstotreatmanyprostateandurologiccancerpatientswithminimallyinvasiveorroboticproceduresinsteadofmajorincisions.AspartoftheircollaborationurologistsandoncologistsatConcordHospitalperformsomeofthesedelicateproceduresside-by-sideintheoperatingroombuildingonthetrustrespectandfriendshipthatbenetpatientsandthedoctorsthemselves.ThecultureofConcordHospitalalwayshasbeenverypatient-centered.Wetrytogivepatientsalltheindividualizedpersonalcaretheyneedandmakesuretheyarewell-informedandsupported.WilliamSantisMDConcordHospitalCenterforUrologicCareShownLeft