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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 / or 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.

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

Support Teams

Cancer not only affects your health, it can also have an adverse effect on your day to day activities. Beacon Cancer Care’s support team extends beyond the clinical team to assist you and your family in coping with a cancer diagnosis as well as helping navigate daily hurdles such as transportation. 

Our Nurse Navigators help patients and their families understand the diagnosis and treatment, identify needs and connect patients to valuable resources such as Beacon’s oncology social worker, dietician, medication assistance, and financial assistance.  

Our goal is to help you eliminate any barriers to care and address basic living needs so you can focus on management of your condition.  If you or your family members have an increased risk for certain cancers, our genetic counselor can advise you about how to protect your health.

Surgical Services

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. 

Mayo Clinic Care Network

Beacon is the first organization in Indiana to be selected as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. The Mayo Clinic Care Network is a clinical collaboration between Mayo Clinic and independent health care organizations across the globe. 

Through this network, Beacon doctors have special access to Mayo Clinic knowledge, resources, team of specialists, second opinions and more, enabling our physicians to collaborate with Mayo Clinic specialists on our most complex cases, working together to find better answers.

That means you have some of the world’s greatest minds working together, so that you get the highest quality of care from your trusted local Beacon Cancer Care team, right here at home – close to your family, friends and caregivers – all at no additional cost to you.

National Clinical Trials

Beacon is proud to be the only in the region to offer patients the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. Cancer clinical trials are research studies aimed at developing better ways to detect, treat and prevent cancer. By taking part in a clinical trial you are among the first to receive new research treatments before they are widely available and are accepted as the standard of care. 

Clinical trials are not only for people who have advanced cancer that is not responding to treatment. Trials are available for all stages of cancer. Please ask your doctor about clinical trial opportunities. Learn more about clinical trials

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.

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