The State-of-Art Care You Need Close to Home
When you or a loved one must face a difficult diagnosis of cancer, it’s comforting to know that your treatment can be found close to home. At Alton Memorial Hospital, we provide a full range of advanced cancer care services in a welcome and comfortable place with people who not only care for you, but care about you.
Our expert cancer care team is equipped with high-tech diagnostic and treatment technology providing the highest level of care. Our multidisciplinary approach to care will meet your needs on all levels, from physical to spiritual. New technology allows us to detect, stage and treat cancers more effectively and accurately than previously possible.
Cancer Care Experts
The entire team of cancer specialists at Alton Memorial Hospital will work together with you to develop a care plan that works for you and or your loved ones.
Board-certified medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeon specialists, pathologists, radiologists, pain medicine specialists and other physicians care for patients with cancer at Alton Memorial Hospital. Our expert multidisciplinary treatment team includes oncology certified nurses, radiation therapists, dieticians, chaplains, social workers and more. Our association with the Siteman Cancer Center allows us access to the resources of this National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Getting Evaluated for Care
If a screening indicates the possibility of cancer, speak with your doctor about diagnostic services available at Alton Memorial Hospital. We offer the latest diagnostic technology available, providing doctors with detailed information to diagnose and treat the patient. Most diagnostic testing can be performed on an outpatient basis.
Finding the Right Treatment
Following diagnosis, our doctors will collaborate with you and your family on a treatment plan based upon the type and severity of disease. Often, exceptional results are achieved without surgery. Some cases may require a combination of surgery and treatment. Treatment options can include highly isolated and targeted radiation therapy, advanced chemotherapy techniques and a host of new drug therapies to increase survival and comfort.
For more information on our Cancer Care Center or to speak with an oncology specialist, call 618.433.7979
or email us.