Follow Up Program
After our functional oncology treatments, the best possible way and the part that integrates the management of cancer is: monitoring.
At our clinic, we offer a “Follow Up Program” that is a series of steps followed by the patient and the medical team. The most important part of our program is constant communication between the patient and their doctor.
This step will help our medical team take better decisions regarding treatment, the well-being of the patient, adjustments that need to be made, modifications or changes in the post discharge management.
To ensure the progress and improvement of our patients we use a series of standard gold tests to help measure the results. Before applying the tests, we use a mechanic called: Dose-response. Once our specialists have treated the patient with a specific therapy, they must wait an established amount of time to see the results, measure them and know what type of test they must apply.
*The dynamic of our “Dose-response” mechanic is explained to each patient, before we do their treatment.
The standard gold tests are the following:
- Imaging studies: CT scans, MRI and PET scans to locate, measure and identify possible causes that contribute to certain complications or health problems.
- Lab work: taken by blood sampling. Mainly to study the proper function of the body, also we perform chemical analysis for a full medical story on organ function and know the real condition of the patient.
- Symptoms: we are talking about the patient’s experience. The changes they in their body, directing our attention to them. We need to know the ones that require change or control on the follow up program. These changes will be confirmed with the tests we perform.
- Physical exam: our physician ability to find anything through sight, touch and smell.
The correlation between all the evaluations we perform on our patients, is the final step and it´s called: medical impression. It’s important for our patients to know that all tests have certain limitations and this final step will helps see the whole picture of the present situation.
That is why, we repeatedly say the communication between doctor and patient is vital. When we start the Functional Oncology Program we take into consideration the patients experience to create a personalized treatment.
In this final step, we need to know specific feedback with time and space about each intervention, so our medical team can prevent any complications. Thanks to all this information, our physicians create a personalized follow up program for our patients.
However, it’s the patient’s responsibility to follow it and achieve the final goal. In addition, our patients are informed about every step and medical evaluation needed, in case they do not agree on it or don’t want a specific exam, then our physicians eliminate that exam and they will continue their evaluation with those limitations.
Contrary to the belief that a full-scale hospital with such prestigious reputation will be very expensive, patients that have decided to get our treatments constantly tell us that the one of the main reasons they decided for us over others, is our straight-forward affordable price without any sneaky pricing gimmicks or up sales. Once you receive our treatment quote, that is final, and we won’t try to up sale or pressure you into anything you’re not comfortable with.
The treatment price varies for each patient, mainly because each patient’s needs, and medical circumstances are very different and require different attention. Once our doctors receive your medical information, they will assess your medical needs and if an outpatient plan is an option, this will be presented to you, saving you the costs of an in-hospital stay while still getting the same treatment you would as an in-patient.
To obtain a better understanding of the treatment price for a specific situation, please fill out the inquiry form to provide our case manager and medical doctors the necessary information to evaluate your case and provide a precise estimate with no commitment.
At our Functional Center, our treatment protocol cost can take between 18 days to 25 days, according to each patient´s case. To learn how long will your Functional Oncology Treatment be, please fill out our medical form here.
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