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What is Community Oncology?

What is Community Oncology?


Did you know that most Americans
battling cancer receive their care in what are known as community oncology practices? As you might have guessed, a community oncology practice is in the community, near where patients work and live. And it is staffed by your neighbors
and community members. Community oncology practices are independent and owned by the doctors themselves, not by a big hospital or corporation. Sometimes the offices may be in or near a hospital, but they’re still proudly independent. Because of that they can deliver cancer care that is lower cost and more efficient sometimes as much as 50% and thousands of dollars less than hospitals. Community oncology practices also come in all shapes and sizes. Some are just one doctor at one office, while others can have dozens of doctors at multiple locations. Big cities, small towns, and everywhere in between, community oncology practices are all around you. They are where patients with
cancer need them. With this all, community oncology practices offer patients access to cutting-edge drugs, treatments and the latest clinical trials. Perhaps most importantly, community
oncology practices are local, independent and the care they deliver is personal.
Patients aren’t just a number, they are treated like the friends and neighbors
they are. Community Oncology – for us it’s personal.

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