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Frederick Regional Health System Regional Cancer Therapy Center Second Opinion Clinic Now Open

09-14-2016

For patients diagnosed with cancer who have already seen a cancer specialist, the new Frederick Regional Health System (FRHS) Second Opinion Clinic offers world-renowned diagnosis and treatment options in Frederick County.

Earlier this spring, FRHS became the 14th Certified Member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network®—and the first and only hospital system in Maryland. Patients now have access to a multidisciplinary evaluation by FRHS’s MD Anderson Cancer Network® Certified Physicians. All cases will be discussed with faculty from MD Anderson, the #1 cancer care provider in the country, before a final treatment recommendation is made.

“Many patients in our community currently travel to Baltimore or D.C. for such services,” says Dr. Mark S. Soberman, an MD Anderson Cancer Network® Certified Physician and FRHS Medical Director of Oncology Service Line. “We hope to increase access to the expertise they seek, while allowing them to remain close to home.”

During the visit, the patient will work with a dedicated Patient Navigator and an MD Anderson Certified Cancer Specialist will offer recommendations, incorporating MD Anderson treatment pathways and guidelines, participating in network multidisciplinary treatment planning video conferences, and peer-to-peer consultations with MD Anderson faculty.

This is a purely consultative service. Patients who have seen a local cancer care provider are encouraged to remain with that provider when FRHS recommendations are consistent. When treatment recommendations differ, it will be up to the patient and their primary care provider as to where they receive their treatment.

“Our goal is to give more patients in this community confidence in the care that they are receiving here at home and minimize their need to travel outside of Frederick for their cancer care,” says MD Anderson Cancer Network® Certified Physician and FRHS Medical Oncology Director Dr. Patrick J. Mansky.

For more information about the Second Opinion Clinic or to schedule an appointment, call the FRHS MD Anderson Hotline at 301-418-6465 or visit fmh.org/secondopinionclinic.

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