Cancer Program

Highly skilled & patient-centered care.

Services

Tumor Boards

Tumor Board is held once a month and Breast and Colon Conference is held twice a month. Cancer cases are presented at either conference for diagnosis review and treatment planning. National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines are reviewed for treatment planning for each case.

Cancer Registry

The cancer registry is an integral part of the hospital-based ARMC Cancer Program. The Cancer Registry is a computerized data system designed for the collection, management and analysis of cancer data for patients who are diagnosed and/or treated at ARMC. It serves as a data source for clinical and administrative staff, and other healthcare providers, for special studies, audits, and research.

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Services staff assesses and provides for the spiritual needs of patients and their families. The Pastoral Care mission affirms that spiritual health contributes to over all well-being, healing, and a successful hospitalization. Pastoral Care Services strives to maximize a patient's spiritual health while hospitalized, and through respect for all religions and cultures, the sacredness, dignity and privacy of each patient is recognized and honored.

Social Services

Oncology social workers provide the support needed for patients to manage the day-to-day challenges of living with cancer. Social workers also provide counseling, education, and information and/or referrals to community resources such as, support groups. They work with the medical team to ensure the patients have the information they need to make informed choices about their care.

Case management

Case management work with patients and the family to ensure a safe discharge. Will work with the patient and insurance to coordinate additional equipment if needed. Will also coordinate with home health or palliative care alternatives if requested.

Nutrition

Registered dietitians are available to provide a comprehensive evaluation of your nutritional status. They work with the medical staff to provide diet education. Can also work with your physician on determining if any dietary supplements or nutrition support will be needed.

Tobacco Cessation

Quitting Tobacco is the most important step you can take for a healthier life. The tobacco cessation program offers five week cessation classes, seminars, telephone counseling, and individual counseling. Information can be provided in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. More information can be given by contacting the Tobacco Cessation Department at 714-999-3991.