Alton Memorial Hospital's Cancer Care Center (Medical Office Building C on the AMH campus) provides some of the most advanced radiotherapy treatment modalities available.
Our center was the first in the River Bend to offer intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), a sophisticated cancer treatment that delivers precise and concentrated radiation doses that conform to the three-dimensional (3-D) shape of a tumor. IMRT allows higher, more effective doses of radiation to be delivered to tumors with fewer side effects and less risk to surrounding healthy tissues. We are also the only facility in the River Bend to offer stereotactic radiation therapy (SBRT) for early stage lung cancer and other disease sites.
The Cancer Care Center features a state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator that delivers external beam radiation to treat cancer. This radiation therapy is effective in treating brain tumors, breast cancer, head and neck tumors, lung cancer, prostate cancer, skin cancer, rectal cancer, cervical cancer and uterine cancer.
Radiation therapy is typically given to patients five days a week for up to eight weeks. Side effects are generally mild and depend on the cancer's location and radiation dose.
Radiation therapy can be used for treatment for early stage concerns or can be used for intermediate and advanced stages of cancer, often combined with surgery and/or chemotherapy to treat cancers that have spread beyond the original site.
Medical Office Building C is located directly behind Medical Office Building A on the AMH campus.
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Gregory Vlacich, MD – radiation oncologist
Wade Thorstad, MD – radiation oncologist
Joanna Illges – manager
Mary Bayer – assistant manager
Toni Brummett – nurse
Lori Hasquin – radiation therapist
Barb Meyer – radiation therapist
Sheri Bellamy – administrative assistant