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9/10/2017

FHN Cancer Center Guarantees 3-Day Follow-Up After Diagnosis

9/10/2017

Patients who receive a cancer diagnosis at FHN will get a follow-up appointment in three business days or less – guaranteed.

"Patients at other treatment centers may wait weeks or even months to consult with a specialist and start setting up treatment plans," said FHN Cancer Center Director Julie Nampel. “That time can be filled with stress, anxiety, and uninformed dread. Our quick follow-up can help patients come to terms with their situation and address it with leading-edge, university-level medical oncology and radiation therapy under one roof, close to home."

The Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital offers patients genetic cancer testing, targeted therapy, biologic therapy, and immunotherapy, along with the ability to participate in some clinical trials. The holistic approach of the Center's caregivers - including doctors, nurses, social workers, dietitians, chaplains, and more – can provide emotional and spiritual support for patients at a critical time.