At Arch Cancer Care we provide personalized care to our patients every step of the way to ensure their ultimate return to a healthier lifestyle. In close collaboration with St. Louis Urological Surgeons and the US Oncology Network, we are able to utilize our local expertise to help redefine community uro-oncology nationwide.
The team at Arch Cancer Care is considered the local Missouri and Illinois experts at delivering dedicated, individualized, and personalized curative urologic cancer care. Many treatments, including radiation therapy, can be administered with no noticeable or very minimal side effects. This multidisciplinary endeavor is facilitated by close integration of urologic cancer care with primary care physicians, urologist, gastroenterologist, medical oncologist, radiologists, surgeons, and collaborative care network of additional specialized health care providers.
Arch Cancer Care is a comfortable and easily accessible treatment facility in St. Louis. Patients diagnosed with urological cancer undergo a thorough assessment and evaluation of their overall health status. A careful analysis of the cancer pathology and thoughtful consideration of the potential biological behavior of the tumor is undertaken. Available treatment options are then presented based on these specific disease findings, personal patient preferences, and the experience and expertise of the treatment team. A comprehensive discussion of alternative treatment choices might include active surveillance, surgery, radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, or a combination of multiple modalities. For more advanced cancer states, additional systemic therapies might be suggested as part of the overall treatment plan.
It takes detailed attention, sophisticated technology, and a unified network of providers to successfully tackle the complexities of urological cancer care. Arch Cancer Care concentrates its activities and specializes its efforts in overcoming the logistical challenges of cancer treatment so that the patients can continue working, traveling, exercising, playing sports, or enjoying retirement time with friends and family. Our Team provides patients with a community setting where they will receive experienced care in cancer management. During the cancer journey, our primary goal is to cure the malignancy, but also to encourage and promote positive lifestyle changes so that patients will emerge as cancer survivors after treatment healthier than when they started.
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Arch Cancer Care-St. Louis Urological Surgeons, has been awarded a three-year term (through 2018) of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Radiation oncology (radiation therapy) is the careful use of high-energy radiation to treat cancer. A radiation oncologist may use radiation to cure cancer or to relieve a cancer patient’s pain.
“ACR accreditation provides confidence to patients that their treatment will be done at a facility that has met the highest level of quality and radiation safety,” said Michael Beat, M.D., M.P.H., radiation oncologist, Arch Cancer Care. “We at Arch Cancer Care-St. Louis Urological Surgeons are proud to be one of only 7 facilities in Missouri to have this prestigious distinction.”
The ACR is the nation’s oldest and most widely accepted radiation oncology accrediting body, with more than 600 accredited sites and 27 years of accreditation experience. The ACR seal of accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting specific Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards developed by ACR after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified radiation oncologists and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Radiation Oncology Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.