Providing Care for Your Cancer Diagnosis
December 23, 2020
Category: Family Medicine
Tags: Cancer Diagnosis  

Your skin biopsy is positive for cancer. Now, what do you do? At Biggers Family Medicine in Brandon, FL, Dr. Elizabeth Biggers, and Dr. Joel Biggers, and their staff walk with patients who have serious illnesses, such as cancer. With the emotional support and the coordinated health care you need, we will help you through your cancer diagnosis.

An integrated approach to cancer

Treating and beating cancer involves many people and medical disciplines. At Biggers Family Medicine in Brandon, FL, our professional team knows survivorship and living well during cancer treatment depends on shared decision-making. This involves primary care physicians, patients, family, and other health care providers. Research from the National Academy of Medicine proves it.

So, Dr. Joel Biggers and Dr. Elizabeth Biggers will talk with you about your particular cancer diagnosis and the care and options your oncology team provides. Whether surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or other treatments have been offered, our team will help you make sense of it all.

Caring for the rest of you

Just because you have cancer, the rest of your life--and your health care--don't stop. Dr. Biggers will continue to treat your other health conditions and manage any side effects of your cancer treatment.

For instance, many cancer patients require help with treatment-related:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Incisional pain
  • Anemia
  • Weight gain and loss
  • Appetite problems
  • Mobility issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Our team will help you stay at home, out of the hospital and emergency room. Your mental health requires maintenance, too, as cancer care often causes what physicians call psycho-social distress. Your friends at Biggers Family Medicine can refer you to professionals and support groups that help patients and their families through the emotional ups and downs of cancer.

Your preventive and acute care continues

As you partner with your oncologist in overcoming cancer, we will partner with you in routine medical care to include:

  • Monitoring of vital signs, weight, cholesterol, and blood sugar
  • Administering vaccinations when appropriate
  • Managing routine medications and therapies
  • Screening for other cancers, such as breast and colon
  • Providing acute care for colds, flu, rashes, sprains, UTis, and more

You are not alone

At Biggers Family Medicine, Dr. Joel Biggers and Dr. Elizabeth Biggers care for you as a whole person. That's the heart of osteopathic and holistic medicine. So, come to us with your cancer diagnosis. Were here for you, Contact our Brandon, FL, office at (813) 655-4646.