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Prostate Cancer Care
What are the Benefits of Multidisciplinary Cancer Care?
A prostate cancer diagnosis is not something you need to face alone. By assembling a team of supporters paired with medical professionals, you will position yourself to face what can be a frightening diagnosis, armed with the best tools.
At Carle Cance Institute Normal, we take a multidisciplinary approach to prostate cancer by assembling a team of the areas foremost specialists who will work with you in the face of prostate cancer. Because each man and each cancer is different, we use a team effort to come up with a plan that will yield the best results for you and your lifestyle. At the Carle Cancer Institute Normal, we provide the resources for different treatments for prostate cancer. By evaluating your specific cancer diagnosis, your lifestyle, and expectations, we will work with you to come up with the best plan.
Our team of experts include:
- Urologists- Doctors specializing in diseases of the urinary tract (kidney, bladder, prostate, urethra, and penis)
- Radiation Oncologist- Physicians who specialize in treating cancer with radiation
- Medical Oncologist- Specialists who treat cancer using medical therapies such as hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapies.
- Primary Care Physician- A primary care physician is an essential member of the treatment team. He or she will help you understand your treatment in light of your condition.
By allowing our specialist to hear from you and each other, you will be a partner in your treatment plan, made with the best information available.
Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer? Insist on consulting with a Urologist and a Radiation Oncologist immediately and before you decide on a treatment plan. Call 309-451-2231 to schedule a consultation with a Radiation Oncologist.
From prostate cancer symptoms to diagnosis, the Carle Cancer Institute Normal will be with you on your journey to becoming a cancer survivor. Contact us before you decide on a treatment plan.
The single largest risk factor for prostate cancer is age. Prostate cancer can be best managed when detected early. Reach out to Carle Cancer Institute Normal to learn more.
Nutrition Counseling - Good nutrition is an important part of cancer treatment, recovery, risk reduction, and prevention. The Carle Cancer Institute Normal has an oncology certified registered dietitian who works with the healthcare team to provide nutrition assessment, education, and counseling for patients and caregivers whether going through chemotherapy, radiation therapy or survivorship.
Genetic Testing - Genetic testing is a test that looks for inherited changes or mutations in a person’s genes. It is done by gathering a blood or saliva sample from a patient that is sent to a specialty lab that performs this type of testing. At the Carle Cancer Institute Normal, a Registered Nurse will meet with individuals to educate them about the testing process and to discuss the possible benefits and limitations of testing.
Diagnostic PET/CT Services - The PET/CT program at The Carle Cancer Institute Normal is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR). As an accredited facility, various quality assurance measures must be performed to ensure proper functioning of the PET/CT scanner. Additionally, random scans are also reviewed by an additional radiologist sent for peer review by outside facilities. All of these quality checks must be documented to meet ACR requirements and maintain accreditation.
Spiritual Support - The Carle Cancer Institute Normal encourages a holistic approach to the treatment of cancer by caring for body, mind, and spirit. Our chaplain is sensitive to the issues that accompany illness and will respect the individual beliefs and preferences of you and your family in dealing with your illness. The chaplain is available to help you draw on your own religious or spiritual beliefs for strength and healing, to listen with compassion, to provide a calming presence, or to have an open conversation about your hopes, fears, challenges, and triumphs.
Resource Center - The Resource Center at the Carle Cancer Institute Normal provides timely, authoritative, high-quality healthcare information. It is one of the many resources available to our patients and their caregivers to enhance the quality of care. Our volunteers are always available to assist you or provide additional information.