The Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a network of five medical facilities whose primary role is to serve cancer patients across the United States. Located in Boca Raton, Florida, this network which has made a significant improvement in the healthcare sector by improving the quality of life of cancer patients was founded by Richard J Stephenson in 1988. During its inception, the CTCA had just one hospital in Zion Illinois.
Richard was prompted to found this for-profit network after losing his mother to cancer. He felt dissatisfied about the treatment offered to her before she passed on, and felt that much more would have been done. After opening the first hospital in Illinois, Richard opened four others between 2005 and 2012. Since 1988, Richard has been committed to delivering cancer patients and their family what he calls “Mother Standard of care.”
CTCA focuses on fighting cancer through treating the illness using state-of-the-art technologies and equipment. Advanced treatment options such as radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, and immunotherapy are also utilized. Additionally, the centers provide therapies and other techniques that help in the management of treatment side-effects such as pain, nausea, and fatigue.
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America are equipped with experienced oncologists, doctors, and other medical experts who provide personalized care to its patients. This comes in addition to the latest-technology equipment and techniques that are used in the treatment and management of various types of cancer. CTCA has successfully provided treatment to cancer patients in the US since its inception. Also, it has helped prolong life and reduce cancer-related deaths.
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As the founder of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Richard Stephenson has had an active role to play in the success of the institution. Additionally, he has also been involved in other initiatives that have improved the quality of life for needy Americans. For example, he has founded five different charities in each of the areas where the hospitals are located. Known as the Assistance in Healthcare Foundations, these charities provide financial support to families that have been affected by cancer, and which are in need of essential amenities such as food, rent, and utilities.
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America under the leadership of Richard Stephenson have significantly improved cancer treatment and management in the US. As new technologies continue to be invented in the medical sectors, it is expected that more and more families will benefit from this organization.