The Lighthouse Experience
Cancer. For many, this is an incredibly frightening word. What goes through one's mind when hearing the words, "I'm sorry, you have cancer"? Regardless of a person's station in life, the diagnosis of cancer tends to have a strong visceral impact. Many patients describe thoughts and fears of their mortality and loss of longevity. Big questions tend to come to the surface. Will I survive? Will I be healthy? Will my spouse be ok? What about the kids? What will become of us financially? The depth and breadth of responses are as diverse as the people we serve.
The diagnosis of cancer has profound consequences not only for the person with cancer, but for everyone who cares for that person. The effects are not only physical, but can often be more profoundly emotional and spiritual in nature. At Lighthouse Oncology we recognize that cancer is a multi-faceted disease and requires a comprehensive, collaborative therapeutic approach. Treatment consists of state of the art science combined with empathy and a compassionate team of healthcare professionals and volunteers united with the goal of improving the lives of all affected by a cancer diagnosis.
Building a trusting relationship with your healthcare providers is the first step in the treatment of cancer. Once established you can begin to move forward with confidence that the most appropriate and effective therapy is being utilized. Building trust takes time and starts with the sincere desire to help. It is the goal of all members of Lighthouse Oncology to earn and maintain your trust.
At Lighthouse Oncology we strive to meet each person wherever they may be on their cancer journey. We listen to your concerns and provide information in a practical and understandable fashion. We want you to be aware of your treatment options as we work together to create the optimal treatment plan. It is at this point that we welcome you to the Lighthouse Community. It is an honor to be part of this journey with you and it will not be taken for granted.
The Lighthouse Community is a diverse group of people united by the goal of helping you along your cancer journey. The community consists of your doctor and support staff and the volunteers who have a connection to Lighthouse Oncology and therefore you. Many of our former patients have joined the community as volunteers themselves. We have seen profound effects in the lives of our patients who have had the opportunity to give back and help others along their journey. When the time is right for you, we invite you join them.
At Lighthouse Oncology we believe that each of us has the power to help impact and improve the lives of others. Cancer can be a very scary experience, and it may be the most difficult challenge in your life. You don't have to go it alone. At Lighthouse Oncology you won't.
All the best... Dr. Jay