When you or a loved one need oncology care, you want access to advanced options at the best comprehensive cancer center for treatment, as close to home as possible. Altru Health System is committed to making that a reality by offering a cancer treatment center to provide unparalleled cancer care convenient to you.
Each patient’s needs are unique and distinct, so our care is, too. Our expert providers offer patients comprehensive, individualized cancer care—from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
Accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, Altru Cancer Center is recognized as one of the best cancer hospitals. Patients undergoing cancer treatment also benefit from our partnership with Mayo Clinic. In cases where specialty care or an additional clinical opinion are needed, our doctors can collaborate with Mayo Clinic specialists to provide our patients the care they need and peace of mind.
There are many different types of cancer, and each requires a unique treatment approach. At Altru Cancer Center, we provide diagnosis, treatment and other services across the full spectrum of cancer types.
Cancers we treat include but are not limited to:
No matter what type of cancer you have, we have the capabilities and expertise you need.
Screening and Diagnosis
Your cancer journey begins long before the first day of treatment. We recognize the importance of diagnosis as part of the process—and that a cancer diagnosis often triggers an intense emotional response.
Cancer can be most effectively treated when diagnosed in its earliest stages. Early diagnosis truly makes a difference, which is why we detect and diagnose early-stage cancers with advanced imaging and screening services, including:
Because some types of cancer have a genetic component, we also offer genetic testing through the Sanny & Jerry Ryan Center for Prevention & Genetics. These specialized tests can help patients understand their risks for developing cancer and preventive steps they may be able to take to avoid the disease.
Types of Cancer Treatment
No two cases of cancer follow the same course. Every patient’s case is unique and requires a personalized treatment plan.
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, our team of providers will collaborate to determine your best path forward. Many different treatment options for cancer are available, and patients at Altru Cancer Center have access to them all.
Depending on your individual needs, the type of cancer you have and the stage of your cancer, your doctor may recommend radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biologic therapy, surgery or a combination of treatment options. In some cases, you may qualify for a clinical trial related to your specific type of cancer.
Support and Survivorship
Oncology care doesn’t end the moment your treatment does. We believe in treating the whole person through cancer care—and that process continues after treatment ends.
At Altru Cancer Center, we provide support services to help you navigate both the cancer journey and survivorship.
We recognize that survivorship brings challenges and concerns of its own, and we are here to support you every step of the way, including by helping you access financial assistance and other support resources.
To speak with a member of our team about cancer care at Altru, please call Altru Cancer Center at 701.780.5400.