Outpatient Cancer and Infusion Center

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State-of-the-Art Care Without Leaving the State  
A cancer diagnosis and subsequent treatment is difficult enough. The trip to get treatment shouldn't be. At Alton Memorial Hospital, we provide a full range of advanced cancer care services close to home with the new Outpatient Cancer and Infusion Center, making treatment comfortable, less stressful and convenient for River Bend area residents.Outpatient Cancer and Infusion Center opens in new medical office building.

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 meets the patient's 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.

Alton Memorial Hospital participates in the national tumor registry, comparing results and techniques with other cancer treatment facilities nationwide. The Commission on Cancer (COC) of the American College of Surgeons recognizes the Hospital's Cancer Care Services for offering excellent cancer care. COC accreditation assures patients and physicians that the Hospital is properly diagnosing, staging and treating cancers.
  
Cancer Care Experts  
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, dietitians, 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 Checked Out 
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 providing doctors with detailed information to diagnose and treat the patient. In most cases, diagnostic testing is performed on an outpatient basis.

Diagnostic services include:
  • Medical imaging -- X-ray and ultrasound
  • Nuclear medicine imaging
  • PET/CT scans
  • MRI through the Twin Rivers MRI Center
  • Mammograms with computer-aided detection
  • Stereotactic breast biopsy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Colonoscopy in the Digestive Health Center
  • Laboratory services and pathology biopsies
  • Pulmonary services
  • Bone marrow testing
Finding the Right Treatment   
Following diagnosis, our doctors collaborate with patients and their families 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 (IMRT), advanced chemotherapy techniques and a host of new drug therapies to increase survival and comfort the patient.

Radiation Therapy Services at the Cancer Care Center   

Cancer Care Links   
American Cancer Society

Cancer Care

CDC Cancer Prevention and Control

National Cancer Institute

National Childhood Cancer Foundation