Why Choose Beacon?
If you are diagnosed with cancer, your team will review all of your test results with you and work collaboratively to develop a treatment plan that is best for you. Your board certified provider team may consist of a surgeon, medical oncologist and a radiation oncologist, depending on the specific details of your cancer. During your consultation, you’ll be able to discuss your questions and concerns and talk about your plan of care with your oncologist.
Beacon practices a multi-disciplinary, patient-centered approach to cancer care, with new cases presented for review and discussion by surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists to determine the best course of care. Our treatment planning is based on evidence-based national treatment guidelines. Our support and provider teams will help you with survivorship care planning.
Affiliation with Mayo Clinic & National Clinical Trials
Your Beacon provider can also arrange for a second opinion through the Mayo Clinic at no charge.
Beacon is proud to be the only in the region to offer patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Our affiliation with Mayo Clinic gives our patients access to some of the same cutting-edge clinical trials offered at Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, John Hopkins, Memorial Sloan Kettering, the National Center Institute (NCI) and other large academic centers across the country.
Education and Resources
We understand that cancer affects more than just your body. That’s why we also offer educational resources and support groups to help you and your family during your cancer journey, as well as palliative care services.
If you have an increased risk for certain cancers, our genetic counselor can advise you about how to protect your health.
Nationally Accredited Locations
Our locations, Beacon Cancer Care Elkhart and Beacon Cancer Care Memorial, are accredited through the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Our hybrid operating suites enable specialists to combine imaging services and surgical services in the same space. These suites are equipped with advanced medical imaging devices such as fixed C-arms, CT and MRI scanners. Having these technologies available inside the operating room allows for quicker, safer and more convenient access to medical imaging.
Beacon has the most advanced da Vinci Surgical System on the market, including three da Vinci robots, which enhance the proficiency and capability of an already highly skilled surgical team. This breakthrough surgical “robot” features a magnified, 3-D, high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. The system allows your surgeon to use surgical instruments that are too small for human fingers, which means he or she can operate with enhanced vision, control and precision.