As of 2015, Cancer Treatment Centers of America has five regional treatment centers, including the Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia; the Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Two additional regional centers are in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Phoenix, Arizona, reports the Cancer Treatment Centers of America website.Continue Reading
Each of the hospitals run by Cancer Treatment Centers of America offers comprehensive cancer care, including advanced options in chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. The hospitals focus on an individualized approach to each patient's illness and integrative cancer care, which includes therapies to improve energy and manage treatment side effects, explains Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Each of the hospitals also offers weekend appointments and a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America reports survival statistics that are better than average for hospitals across the United States. However, its hospitals only admit select patients, so the data skews in its favor, according to a 2013 Reuters report. For example, Cancer Treatment Centers of America hospitals do not accept Medicaid and treat relatively few elderly patients. By contrast, at the hospitals across the country to which CTCA compares its results, about 53 percent of cancer patients were 65 or older at the time of their diagnoses. Additionally, 14 percent reported incomes below the federal poverty level and were either Medicaid-eligible or uninsured. Both of these patient groups are typically in poorer overall health than the patients CTCA accepts.Learn more about Cancer