What is Beverly Hills Cancer Center’s approach to treat cancer?
Our approach is unique. We treat the patient’s mind, body and soul along with cancer. Our cutting-edge medical technology and the soothing environment with the essence of human touch in every step of the way helps ensure the best possible outcomes for all patients.
Can you offer a cure for every cancer?
Our primary aim is to cure every patient regardless of the type and stage of cancer they are suffering from. In case of advanced stages, where it possibly cannot be cured, we target it to turn into a manageable chronic condition. We also offer many clinical trials that patients may qualify for, for patients who may not have succeeded on conventional types of treatment.
Are there any alternative treatments for cancer available in this center?
All our cancer treatments are evidence-based. Additionally, being at the forefront of cancer research, our groundbreaking clinical trials are also promising better chances of survival and cancer management. While we focus on Western medicine, we also supplement treatment with integrative medicine modalities such as psychotherapy, acupuncture, massage, etc., and believe in treatment the whole patient – mind, body and spirit – not just the cancer.
Why should we choose BHCC among all?
BHCC offers all necessary cancer treatment modalities in one centralized facility. Our specialists as multidisciplinary team have earned due recognition and awards for their invaluable contribution to the field. Our unique model of care has made us the only private comprehensive cancer treatment facility in California not only for the US citizens but also for other nationalities looking for the best cancer treatment and support. Moreover, affordability of care and the soothing environment facilitating fast healing also makes Beverly Cancer Center one of the most preferred cancer treatment destinations.
Is BHCC easily accessible from the prime cities in the US?
Conveniently located in an upscale area in Los Angeles County, California, Beverly Hills Cancer Center is well connected by air and other modes of transport. It is just about a half-an-hour drive from the Los Angeles International Airport and a little more than one hour drive from LA/Ontario International Airport, California.
What are the other amenities available?
Practically, the list is extensive based on the varied requirements of the patient. Apart from the expert specialist support in the respective departments of treatment, the in-house amenities manned by our highly-trained diligent caregivers offer you the best physical and mental comfort that you desire. Basic amenities include valet parking, free Wi-Fi, onsite Café, and more, and our concierge services for traveling patients are designed to meet all of the requests of a patient – whatever their needs may be.
Are cancer prevention treatments offered here?
We believe in empowering people to take charge of their health with important preventive tools. The risk for cancer varies with age, sex, genetic factors and lifestyle of a person. After scheduling a consultation with one of our physicians for a physical examination, and to assess the risk of developing cancer based on each individual person's particular medical history, family and genetic history, and lifestyle habits (such as smoking, diet, and exercise), each person will be provided with a set of custom designed cancer screening tests. Based on the outcomes of the screening tests, suitable recommendations are advised enabling individuals to have more power over their health can in cancer prevention.
What are the in-patient services available at Beverly Hills Cancer Center?
Our state-of-the-art in-patient facilities were created with a soothing and efficient environment designed for the patient, taking away much of the fear of cancer treatment. Comprehensive chemotherapy and radiation treatment, the relaxing ambience of the uptake room, spacious and comfortable examination rooms, rapid lab and imaging testing reports, private infusion rooms with entertainment options, in-house pharmacy, the charming Zen patio for relaxation (for family and friends), state-of-the-art equipment and other integrative services (including massage, acupuncture, psychotherapy and nutritional services) complete the patient’s treatment experience to their utmost satisfaction minimizing stress each at every interaction.
What is the expected duration of patient stay in the clinic?
The expected length of treatment depends on the treatment plan required for the patient and their stage and type, of cancer, and medical history, and will be communicated to the patient prior to starting treatment. Our facility and operations work in a manner to give the best possible outcome and fastest treatment plan in minimal time. Due to our efficient and comprehensive center, we are able to accomplish complete screening, testing and results in as little as one day, which can often take several weeks to accomplish at other centers and hospitals – leading to better and faster treatment, and saving lives.
Does the environment at BHCC cater to patients with long treatment durations?
The relaxed, feel-at-home ambience with ultimate comfort level is what a patient experiences irrespective of his/her duration of stay in this center. We have many windows with natural light, beautiful artwork, and soothing tones throughout the facility. More importantly, we believe in personalized care each and every step of the way. We ensure that patients maintain an upright spirit in their journey to recovery by providing entertainment and stress-releasing activities as well.
How do you evaluate the treatment outcomes of the patients?
We adhere to the highest industry and governmental standards for cancer treatment in the USA. We also set very high benchmarks in our treatment outcomes enabling our patients to get back to their mainstream of life as quickly as possible irrespective of the severity of their cancer. We strive to meet the satisfaction level of the patients with our integrated treatment and support care approach through regular patient satisfaction surveys as well.
What type of concierge service do you offer in your center?
We provide a comprehensives list of services, handling any specific needs a patient may have, and the program can be customized to each patient. This includes expedited and extended appointments, physician visits at your home or hotel, private rooms, and more. You can see a more detailed list of services here: http://www.bhcancercenter.com/cancer-care/concierge-medical-services/
What services do you have for international patients?
Taking cognizance of the possible obstacles that international patients are likely to face, we offer exclusive services for them. This includes assistance in visa processing, offering interpreter/translators, arranging high quality local accommodations at discounted rates, organizing well coordinated transportation service from the place of residence or airport to the center, offering private medical escorts for medical assistance while traveling by air or on road, arranging private jets, entertainment activities for patients and their families, and more.
How can patients assess the treatment cost?
Our pricing is very competitive, and lower than hospitals in the US, as we are a private center, while at the same time providing a higher level of more efficient and effective care. The cost of treatment depends on the treatment regimen, stage and type of cancer, medical history and intensity of treatment. We will be able to formulate an estimate of the cost based on the patient's diagnosis and required treatment. The entire treatment plan and associated costs are discussed with the patient and family during the consultation and is communicated before treatment begins, giving the patients enough room for financial planning. Since our facility is a dedicated private cancer care center, treatment costs here are comparatively lower than other hospitals or clinics. Most of the patients are unaware of the cost-benefit logistic options available with us which can further help in keeping the treatment expenditure low.
What is the mode of payment?
Yes. We accept almost all medical insurance plans and also make sure that you get all its due benefits without any hassle. Our in-house financial counselor will also help you in getting the right co-payment assistance to keep your annual co-payments low. Copayments and deductibles are also lower for patients at our private center than at other hospitals – for the same exact services.