Parkland Health & Hospital System treats patients with many different types of cancer, and diagnoses more than 2,000 new cancer cases each year. Oncology patients benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment, and the cutting-edge scientific medical knowledge that comes with Board Certified cancer specialists of a teaching hospital.
Transportation – Cancer patients are in treatment typically two to three times per week. Around 70 percent of oncology patients live between 11 to 24 miles from the hospital. These patients might not own car or have the ability to drive themselves to appointments. Parkland provides taxi vouchers to patients that need transportation support.
Financial – Cancer patients are not turned away from Parkland if they can’t pay for care. Because of this, patients across the region are referred to Parkland when their insurance runs out, or if they are simply unfunded.
Education –Regardless of education or language barriers, the care coordinator ensures the patient understands their diagnosis and can make informed decisions quickly. This can mean the difference between life and death for a patient with rapidly growing tumors.
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