Team Focused Care
Regional Hospital cares about our
community. We want to provide the best in cancer care to our
Being diagnosed with cancer can be a frightening experience. Our team is
committed to meeting our patient’s needs by making quality of life the first
priority. From patient support groups to a dedicated educational resource
room, The Cancer Center at Taylor Regional Hospital
responds to the physical and emotional needs of our patients.
With the expertise of our physicians and staff, powered with the most
advanced technology, patients have access to the best
methods of diagnosing and treating all types of cancer. Convenient access to
the most sophisticated cancer-fighting technology allows us to provide our
patients the highest quality of cancer care in our community.
A multi-disciplinary team approach to cancer provides our patients the best
available treatment options. Each new cancer case is presented and discussed
by all disciplines including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists,
pathologists, physicists and GYN oncologists during weekly Tumor
Conferences. Nursing staff and
other medical specialists often attend to learn the latest techniques.
Continuing education units (CEU) are offered to participants. This team
approach merges the medical minds of physicians and specialists to develop
the best possible treatment plans for our cancer patients.
Most physicians practicing at the Cancer Center at Taylor
Regional Hospital are on faculty at the University of Louisville. Manned
with the knowledge and access to the latest clinical trials, patients can
receive the most advanced treatment available. Patients may be
referred to a clinical trial, but will continue to see their oncologist for
A full-time medical oncologist, Dr.
Zewdu Lissanu, has joined the staff at Taylor Regional
Hospital and is now available Monday through Friday at
the cancer center.
Referring physicians continue to stay informed about their patients. The
attending physician receives copies of the patient’s medical records and
receives follow-up from the oncologist. If a patient’s symptoms reveal a
possible reoccurrence, the attending physician can communicate directly with
Convenient Cancer Care
After a patient is referred, the patient receives a consultation prior
to beginning any treatment. A simulation or treatment plan is prepared and
adjusted, as needed during treatment. In most cases, a new patient is seen
by a medical oncologist within a week of being referred and some patients
may see an oncologist the same day.
Outpatient tests, such as lab work, CT Scan or MRI services can be performed
at the hospital or the location closest to the patient’s home. Tests should
be sent to the Cancer Center prior to the patient’s