Monday, January 11, 2010

Collaborative Care for Cancer Patients at Lake Manassas


The Cancer Center at Lake Manassas recently received accreditation from the American
College of Radiology after an intense nine-month process. Accreditation procedures required onsite reviews of the center’s policies and procedures, quality assurance practices,patient charts and electronic medical records.


“This is a tremendous accomplishment for a center to achieve this accreditation in only its third year of operations,” says Sanjeev Aggarwal,M.D., medical director of the Center.


The Cancer Center utilizes a collaborative approach — working closely with referring
physicians, surgeons and other oncology specialists — to provide the best cancer care possible. Dr. Aggarwal meets monthly with surgeons, medical oncologists and pathologists from area hospitals to review cases and discuss best practices in treatments and patient care.


This care is delivered in a comfortable, patient-centered environment, utilizing the latest radiation therapy technologies,including the faster, more precise and innovative RapidArc™ radiation therapy. The Cancer Center is the first and only facility in Northern Virginia to offer RapidArc for patients.

“Our goal is to use technology, relationships and community resources to provide patients with the highest level of care,” says Dr. Aggarwal.

The Cancer Center has partnered with the Virginia Prostate Cancer Coalition on support groups and workshops, sponsors the “I Can Cope” series for newly diagnosed patients, and participates in the American Cancer Society Realy for Life.

Sanjeev Aggarwal, M.D., welcomes all cancer patients to contact the Cancer Center’s experienced staff at 703-753-4045 to discuss their diagnosis and treatment options. Or go to http://www.cancercenterlm.org/.

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