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James Graham Brown Cancer Center Announces Next Day Appointments for All Newly Diagnosed Cancer Patients
New program giving patients answers and personalized treatment plans right away
Louisville, Ky. (March 14, 2016)—To alleviate fears and jump-start the journey to beat cancer, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, a partnership of KentuckyOne Health and University of Louisville, will now offer next-day appointments for all newly diagnosed cancers.
Cancer is more beatable than ever, but with days or weeks often between diagnosis and treatment, the wait can be one of the most stressful times. This new program arms patients and their families with answers right away, by calling 502-562-HOPE (4673).
“Information is a critical tool in the fight against cancer,” said Donald Miller, MD, PhD, director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. “Providing rapid access to our leading cancer specialists and their expertise delivers patients and families important support and reassurance.”
Next-day appointments, and in some cases same-day appointments, will be available at both Louisville locations of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at 529 South Jackson Street, as well as at Medical Center Jewish Northeast located at 2401 Terra Crossing Boulevard.
Patients will talk with cancer specialists during the next-day appointment to begin the process of mapping out a personalized treatment plan specific to their form of cancer. At the appointment, patients will meet with an oncologist who can further explain treatment options, answer questions and next steps.
“Timely information is so important when faced with cancer. In addition, the treatment of cancer has become very complex, requiring multidisciplinary care. Early access to a specialist can ease some of the anxiety and ensure that evaluation and treatment plans are done correctly,” said Beth Riley, MD, oncologist and director of clinical operations of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. “Understanding the options and roadmap of cancer treatment before you start can lead to improved, personalized care and we are excited to be the first in our region to offer such access.”
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.