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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.