Published on July 17, 2018

Cancer care: Expect only the best

When you learn you have cancer, your head spins.

Rajan SinglaIn a split second, life as you know it changes.

But one thing is quickly clear: You want the very best care possible.

And that’s just what you’ll find at Nazareth Hospital. You can count on highly skilled cancer specialists who follow the latest evidence-based guidelines for treating the disease.

A full spectrum of treatments are available at Nazareth, including leading-edge therapies that use the immune system to kill cancer cells. Nazareth also offers minimally invasive procedures that attack tumors without surgery. A multidisciplinary team of specialists will review your treatment choices and create a customized plan to fight your cancer.

All this means “you get expert cancer care that’s equal to that of a major academic hospital,” says Rajan Singla, MD, a medical oncologist at Mercy Hematology/Oncology at Nazareth. “But it’s close to home.”

Care with a human touch

Furthermore, at Nazareth, “we believe in treating all aspects of a person—physical, spiritual and emotional,” Dr. Singla says.

For example, an oncology nurse navigator, a specially trained nurse, will help you know what to expect at every stage of your treatment.

Other services include:

  • Nutritional counseling to help you eat well and stay strong 
  • Outpatient therapy to help you recover from any cancer-related complications, such as fatigue, weakness or pain 
  • Social work services to help you find the resources you might need, such as home care or financial assistance 
  • A cancer support group to help ease the isolation that a cancer diagnosis sometimes brings 
  • Spiritual care to comfort you and your loved ones

“We truly believe in treating every concern of someone facing cancer,” Dr. Singla says.