Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center uses a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of acoustic neuroma. Each patient benefits from the expertise of a team of specialists who work together to devise an individualized treatment plan.
State-of-the-art diagnostics combined with surgery and/or radiation therapy are used, when appropriate, to ensure that patients receive the most sophisticated care available. Our team treats 30 to 35 patients with this condition each year.
When a patient comes to our clinic, he or she can see several members of the treatment team — individually or as a group — on the same day. Our specialists hold regular team meetings to review treatment plans for all of our patients and determine the best way to approach more complex cases.
Nurses play an important role in caring for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering and are often the members of the treatment team with whom you will have the most contact. Your nurses bring extraordinary knowledge, experience, and expertise to your care because they specialize in helping people with your particular type of cancer. Your nurses will help you through your experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering whether you are being treated in the hospital or as an outpatient.
Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering collaborate with doctors and other members of your patient care team to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. The nurses on your team provide a range of services — administering therapies, monitoring your treatment and watching out for side effects, educating you and your family about what to expect during treatment, and offering emotional support. Nurses also help coordinate your appointments, communicate important information to various members of your patient care team, and keep track of other details related to your treatment. Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering maintain a patient-centered focus, placing your needs and preferences first.