Physicians on the medical staff at Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and health care professionals offer a full continuum of care, including:
- Prevention, education and community outreach
- Interdisciplinary treatment planning
- Surgery, including neurological, breast and colon
- Radiation therapy through a partnership with Texas Oncology and Arlington Cancer Center
- Chemotherapy and biotherapy
- Transfusion services
- Pain management
- Rehabilitation services
- Counseling for patients and families at Texas Health Springwood Hospital
Oncology nurses at Texas Health Arlington Memorial are trained in the special needs of cancer patients and are focused on personalized care and quality of life.
Our breast center offers a comprehensive approach to your health and well-being. From our team of multidisciplinary physicians to free services such as aromatherapy, fitness programs and support groups, we are your resource for complete breast health.
Cancer Resource Center
The American Cancer Society Resource Center is located in the center of the main hospital, first floor, directly across from the cafeteria. The center assists cancer survivors with their specific needs in one convenient location, including:
- Educational materials and resources
- Patient navigation support
- Referral to community resources
- American Cancer Society
Look Good, Feel Better
Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength. But it doesn’t have to take away her self confidence. Look Good, Feel Better is a free program that teaches beauty techniques to women cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments. Each class is led by a licensed cosmetologist; and each participant receives high-end, designer cosmetic products and a catered meal at no charge. The program is a free, non-medical, brand-neutral, national public service program provided by the American Cancer Society.
Breast Cancer Support Group
Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
McRae Building, Room C 9-10
2013 Report to the Community
In 2013, the THAM Cancer Committee provided free clinical breast exams and education about breast health to 111 women in the community. Women with positive findings on their exam were assisted by an R.N. navigator and provided with education and emotional support. The nurse navigator also assisted these women in obtaining access to any necessary health-care services for further evaluation and treatment.
Although originally the nurse navigator program focused on assisting patients with breast disease, the benefits patients experienced from the assistance of a nurse navigator resulted in the expansion of the nurse navigator program. In 2013, the nurse navigator was increased to assist patients with the top five cancer diagnoses seen at THAM: breast, colon, lung, pancreas and kidney.
Additional community education and support activities provided by the THAM Cancer Committee resulted in the following:
- Education of 75 children and young adults about lifestyle choices that impact cancer prevention and early detection of cancer during the hospital’s participation at the Arlington Relay For Life
- Breast Cancer Support Group participation increased to an average of 22 women participating at each monthly meeting
- Look Good…Feel Better program participation increased to reach over 30 women in 2013
The hospital was also recognized in 2013 for its Breast Center program through the awarding of accreditation by The American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).
THAM Breast Center is committed to breast health care and to improving the quality of care available at the Center through the development and advancement of various breast-related programs. These programs include prevention, early detection, diagnosis, pre-treatment evaluation, staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, surveillance for recurrent disease, support services and end-of-life care. The availability of a full range of medical services, along with a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care, facilitates the provision of continuity of care for women with diseases of the breast.
The breast program strives:
- To provide access to information, education and support regarding breast cancer
- To collect and analyze data on quality indicators related to the care, treatment, diagnosis and support of breast cancer patients
- To continually improve the care and service provided to people with diseases of the breast through ongoing monitoring and performance improvement activities
- To provide information to individuals with breast cancer on applicable clinical trials and new treatment options.