We understand the questions
and worry that come with a cancer diagnosis.

That is why we designed the new OSF Moeller Cancer Center to reduce stress. Everything from the location to the layout was designed to give patients the best care possible in a relaxing environment that meets their physical, mental and spiritual needs – right here in the Riverbend.

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Introducing the New OSF Moeller Cancer Center

The OSF Moeller Cancer Center at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center, named after a generous gift from Mike and Amy Moeller, includes an onsite chapel, diagnostic testing, infusion center, laboratory, pharmacy and advanced radiation equipment. The patient-centric design allows our team to give you the personalized care you deserve – in the community you love.

Where can I find hope?

People initially come to us for the clinical experience and expertise of our team at the OSF Moeller Cancer Center, but our Mission to serve them with the greatest care and love is what gives them courage and hope during this difficult time. Our board-certified oncologists, highly skilled oncology nurses, patient navigators, social workers, pastoral care team members and dietitians are there from diagnosis to final treatment.

We designed the OSF Moeller Cancer Center so that our cancer team can gather and discuss each case, providing a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. New state-of-the-art office spaces, exam rooms, laboratory, pharmacy and classroom spaces are incorporated into the layout to encourage collaboration. Throughout treatment, our team will meet with you and your family to answer your questions and address your concerns.
And with our connection to OSF Innovation, one of the Top 10 Simulation and Education Centers in the U.S., our team at the new OSF Moeller Cancer Center will be able to utilize new tools, techniques and devices that improve patient outcomes.

Does it matter where I go for treatment?

Yes and no. Cancer treatments have been standardized across the United States. All cancer facilities have access to the same medications and evidence-based best practices. There is no need to travel for standard cancer care.

However, due to the complexity of cancer treatments, new drugs and treatments go through a rigorous trial and approval process. There are opportunities to enroll in a drug trial or experimental treatment study, but you must go to a facility authorized for that research or study. We participate in numerous national research trials, and our team will inform you if you qualify for one of these trials.

In addition, our cancer program is the only program in the area to be certified by the American College Of Surgeons as a Cancer Center of Excellence. Being a designated Cancer Center of Excellence means that we offer you a multidisciplinary approach and access to all available treatment options. Because cancer and cancer therapies affect so many aspects of your health, you will benefit from having more than one doctor involved in your care so they can share information and, with you, collectively make the best decision regarding your care.

What diagnostic services will I need?

As a full-service acute care hospital, OSF Saint Anthony's offers a complete range of medical imaging and diagnostic services available for detecting and treating cancer. You have full access to these diagnostic capabilities, allowing for convenient access, faster exam times and results. You will no longer need to travel to different locations for tests, consultations and treatments.

Cancer Diagnostics Provided:

  • 3D Digital Mammography
  • Biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • CAT Scan – 64 slice, low-dosage
  • Colonoscopy
  • EGD
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • MRI
  • MRI – guided breast biopsy
  • PET Scan
  • Ultrasound
  • X-rays

Who will help me understand and manage treatments?

Our Oncology Patient Navigators are a single point of contact who will be with you every step of the way, answering all of your questions and making sure you fully understand your diagnosis and plan of care.

Your Oncology Patient Navigators can assist you with:

  • Helping you and your family members navigate the comprehensive services available.
  • Assessing the individual and personal needs of you and your family.
  • Explaining the necessary information, education and resource materials you receive so you know what to expect throughout your treatment.
  • Assisting with the coordination and scheduling of tests and services.
  • Communicating with physicians, case managers, support service personnel, family members and others on your behalf.
  • Supporting you and your family members by following up after your visit to talk about additional information and services available to you.
  • Referring you to the appropriate physician office or other health care resource when clinic issues arise.
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What treatment options are available?

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Medical Oncology and Hematology

Medical oncology is the use of precision medications to treat cancer. The treatments consist of biological medications, chemotherapy, and hormonal and immunotherapy. The medicines target cancer cells and stop them from growing and multiplying. It may be used with radiation therapy, surgery or both. More than one drug may be given at a time because some drugs work better together than alone.

Following treatment, you may be tired and ill. The new infusion room at the OSF Moeller Cancer Center is designed to reduce stress and provide comfort through these times.

Hematology is the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases related to the blood. It involves treating benign disorders, blood disorders and malignant conditions like leukemia and lymphoma. Most conditions that affect the production of blood and its components, such as blood cells, hemoglobin, blood proteins, blood cancers and the mechanism of coagulation.

Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays to target the cancer tissue while neighboring tissue is minimally affected. The radiation damages the tumor cells and can help prevent them from dividing. The goal is to slow or stop the growth of the tumor. In many cases, the tumor is destroyed. The standard treatments available at the OSF Moeller Cancer Center include:

  • 3D-CRT – Three Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy
  • IGRT – Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
  • IMRT – Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Technology
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Superficial radiotherapy

Radiation treatments can require daily visits to the office that can cause work and travel-related stress. The expanded treatment options allow patients to receive their health care without traveling to different locations.

Surgery

OSF Saint Anthony's offers a full range of surgical procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Our surgeons are also experienced in surgical techniques designed to minimize the impact of surgery, such as lumpectomy, sentinel node biopsy and laparoscopic minimally invasive procedures.

Our compassionate approach to pain management, post-operative care and rehabilitation services is designed to return you to your normal routine as quickly as possible.

Cancer. It's personal.

More than a job. It's personal.

OSF Moeller Cancer Center

2200 Central Avenue
Alton, Illinois 62002

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Wei Lin, MD

Hematology/Oncology


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Radiation Oncology


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Hematology/Oncology


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Jill Emmons

Certified Oncology Navigator


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