You're not just a cancer patient at Guthrie, you are a person.
A diagnosis of cancer can be a stressful and frightening time. We understand the emotions you and your family are going through. More than clinicians, we are a team of caregivers who support you along your unique cancer journey. Every day we care for people just like you. You are our neighbors, our friends -- our community.
We help you navigate across specialties and through treatment. We can coordinate care, not just in our system, but the cancer care you need from anywhere.
Our dedication to you shows in our commitment to quality. This is evident through more than 80 consecutive years of accreditation by the Commission on Cancer.
We're here for you.
Team Approach to Expert Care
Your cancer team includes doctors, nurses and other support people from across Guthrie. We believe many minds are greater than one, so we take a team approach to cancer care.
We work together, by bringing your team across specialties, into one meeting called a conference to discuss each case. We develop the best care plan for you and with you.
We Are Caregivers
Our patients are like our family. Your name, who you are, and your goals are important. Along with the care you receive from our doctors and nurses, you receive an extra layer of support from us:
- Nurse navigators assist you with navigating the health care journey and understanding your diagnosis. They also lend emotional support. We have general cancer navigators and navigators for lung and breast cancer.
- Social workers help you and your family with emotions and give support. They also help identify community resources that can be helpful.
- Financial advocates help you understand bills and, when necessary, find resources to help you pay them.
- Palliative Care is specialized medical care focused on providing you with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress resulting from a serious illness – no matter the diagnosis. It’s an extra layer of care when you have a life-limiting, life-threatening or chronically severe illness.
Advanced Treatment and Technology
We want our patients to have access to the best care. We offer new treatments, such as immunotherapy and interventional oncology, and an opportunity to participate in clinical trials.
Guthrie Clinical Research offers patients treatment options not available in most hospitals.
Over 30 active oncology trials:
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- General oncology