OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center

Alton, Illinois

Screenings and Programs for Cancer Support

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony's Health Center provides a wide range of cancer screenings and cancer programs in and around the Riverbend, including support programs for cancer patients and their families.

Screenings

  • Prostate Cancer Awareness and Screenings
  • Skin Cancer Awareness and Screenings
  • Lung Health Screenings
  • Breast Health & Mammography Screenings and Education
  • Cancer Survivors Celebration

For general information about outreach activities, please call (618) 465-2264.

Ongoing Programs and Support Groups

Caring Circle Women’s Cancer Education & Support  – A support group for all women currently diagnosed with cancer or in remission. Meets monthly. Call (618) 463-5623 for more information.

Center for Pain Management – A coordinated and comprehensive approach to pain management has been developed to enhance the services at OSF Saint Anthony’s Center for Pain Management, integrating existing Interventional Radiology, Therapies and Psychological Services. For information: (618) 474-4866.

Freshstart  – Offered in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, this free program will help you “kick” the habit permanently. Topics include motivation to quit, quitting, recovery and support, stress management, weight control and relapse prevention. For information: (618) 465-2264.

Grief Support – A support system for adults who have lost loved ones. For more information: (618) 465-2264.

Man to Man: Prostate Resource Line – Men challenged with prostate cancer are encouraged to call us with any quality of life issues and questions: (618) 463-5623.

Look Good Feel Better – This is a unique program that teaches women how to cope with the appearance-related side effects of their cancer treatment. To register for the next session, call: (618) 465-2264.

Cancer Resource Help Line – If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, and you have questions, please feel free to call us at: (618) 463-5623.

Health Screenings and Programs

Additional Resources

Our team works with area agencies to provide screenings and resources for the cancer community.

Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

Our partnership with the  Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (IBCCP)  helps women who meet IBCCP eligibility requirements get the essential health screenings they need. The Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program offers free mammograms, breast exams, pelvic exams and Pap tests to eligible women.

Even if a woman has already been diagnosed with cancer, she may receive free treatment if she qualifies. Since the program was launched in Illinois in 1995, more than 102,000 women have been screened for breast and cervical cancers.

You may be able to receive free services if you are a woman:

  • Living in Illinois

  • Without insurance
  • 35 to 64 years old*

*Younger women may be eligible in some cases.