Treatment monitoring involves checking in on a regular basis to see how well your current treatment is working. For treatment monitoring to be accurate, it requires the same advanced genetic tests and imaging tools that the precision oncology approach uses for your initial cancer diagnosis. This is because we need specific, current information about your cancer cells in order to determine how well your treatment is working.
To accurately monitor your treatment, CTOAM’s Cancer Care Research and Advocacy Specialists must determine:
With this data, our Cancer Care Research and Advocacy Specialists are able to determine whether your treatment plan needs to be adjusted – and, if so, what exact adjustments are needed to ensure success. To obtain this vital information, you need the most advanced diagnostic tools. That’s why CTOAM recommends using:
These advanced tools will reveal the necessary data for an expert to determine how well your treatment is working. This data will also enable them to determine whether a change in treatment is required – and, if so, what that change should be. For accurate treatment monitoring, you not only need data from these advanced tools but an expert trained in analyzing the results.
That advancements in medical science have made these innovative tests possible is a great benefit to cancer patients, both for initial diagnosis and for ongoing treatment monitoring.
With standard treatment, cancer patients are still being asked to undergo an ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI – none of which provides accurate nor detailed information about your cancer. Liquid biopsies and PET/CT scans, meanwhile, provide a far more effective way to regularly monitor exactly what your cancer cells are doing, and where they’re doing it.
If you want to confirm that your current treatment is working properly, please contact CTOAM today. Not only will our Cancer Care Research and Advocacy Specialists answer any questions you have, but we’ll also make sure you know all your options for accessing the best tests and treatments that medical science has to offer. Register for a Precision Second Opinion, to discuss your case further.
"I think my advice to anyone diagnosed with cancer would be to look outside the medical system. You need to be in charge of your cancer care. You need to do more than what the oncologist is telling you you to do – you need to know more. When it’s life or death, standard care is not good enough. It’s just not good enough. I think it's about empowering yourself, however you do that. CTOAM worked for us, so that’s why it’s my recommendation." – Joan, CTOAM patient & melanoma survivor
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