Often, individuals who suspect that they have urologic cancer will face a period of several weeks to months before they are diagnosed and presented with treatment options. We find this unacceptable. Our Multidisciplinary Urologic Clinic offers patients rapid diagnosis and treatment of this life-threatening disease.
When patients are referred to our Urologic Clinic they are assigned an oncologic nurse who coordinates their care and makes certain they are promptly seen by all appropriate multidisciplinary specialists. Patients are seen the first and third Monday of each month where they meet with a multidisciplinary team consisting of a radiation oncologist, medical oncologist, oncologic nurse, cancer resource specialist and urologist. Here, the team personally discusses the most ideal treatment options with the patient and his/her family, and sets a plan of action into motion.
We understand that the journey for our cancer patients includes not only the physical aspects of cancer care but also emotional and spiritual issues as well. That is why each multidisciplinary team also includes a personal cancer resource specialist (CRS) to help guide patients through their care. All of our CRSs are Masters-level social workers with an expertise in cancer care. These care givers are available for the sole purpose of assisting patients with the emotional and practical aspects of treatment.
To become part of the Multidisciplinary Urologic Clinic have your primary care physician make a referral, or self-refer by calling 1-877-LACKS-MI or 616-685-LACK(S).