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Beating cancer takes a united front. And that’s precisely what you’ll find at Kaiser Permanente. In fact, integrated teams form the core of everything we do. And nowhere is this more evident than in our approach to cancer care.

Here, your oncologist, surgical oncologist, and nurse navigator are all on the same team, with everyone talking to each other­. (And in the case of head and neck cancer, even your dentist is integrated.) This level of continuity, paired with being plugged into one of the largest cancer clinical research groups in the country, makes our care unique. It also means unique results: Our thoracic surgery program at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center, focusing on chest and respiratory illnesses including lung cancer, is ranked in the top 3 percent nationally.

Connected care also spurs innovation. Our teams—like the women featured here focused on battling cancer—are at the forefront of clinical trials, testing immunotherapy and other treatments that give patients more options for leading-edge care.

Most importantly, our connected care reminds each of us whose team we’re on every day—yours.

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