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Cancer Services at Advocate Christ Medical Center

Every day, patients with common, complex and advanced cancers are referred to the nationally-recognized Cancer Institute at Christ Medical Center. Equipped with the latest diagnostic and state-of-the-art treatment options, Cancer Institute specialists have pioneered numerous procedures, therapies and treatment protocols, earning the center designation as a cancer teaching hospital.

With a longstanding reputation for treating newly-diagnosed lung cancers—and as one of the state’s most reputable programs for breast and pediatric cancers—Christ Medical Center is recognized as one of the premiere resources for cancer care in Chicago and the state of Illinois.

From our highly skilled medical, surgical and radiation oncologists to our revolutionary treatment options like CyberKnife® Radiosurgery, we create a targeted, aggressive and personalized plan to treat your cancer.

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Why Choose Advocate Christ Medical Center

Experience and advanced technologies set the Cancer Institute at Christ Medical Center apart from other cancer programs in the Chicago region.

  • Each year, nearly 1,800 newly diagnosed cancer patients rely on Christ Medical Center and its Cancer Institute for the treatment of cancer. These volumes have made us one of the most experienced cancer treatment centers in Illinois.
  • We offer leading-edge technologies including minimally invasive approaches like CyberKnife® radiosurgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for lung tumors and endoscopic ultrasound to detect tumors too small to be seen by CT or MRI scans.
  • Christ Medical Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a "Cancer Teaching Hospital"-the highest ACS designation possible for a non-university hospital.
  • The only hospital in Illinois affiliated with MD Anderson Cancer Network®, Christ Medical Center delivers treatments supported by expert opinions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a national leader in cancer care.
  • Because we believe that even a weekend is too long to wait for answers, Christ Medical Center coordinates continued testing with the patient’s family physician in order to quickly get results throughout testing and diagnosis.
  • Our 22-bed dedicated inpatient medical oncology unit provides for the newest technologies available in a beautiful, healing environment with various amenities and complementary therapies.

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 Cancers We Treat

At Advocate Christ Medical Center our oncologists, hematologists and surgeons specialize in multiple cancer treatment programs including:

Christ Medical Center also offers patients access to cutting edge clinical trials for the most advanced treatment options available.

Services and Treatments

From diagnosis to treatment and surgery, Advocate Christ Medical Center's Cancer Institute treats you, the whole person. From advanced treatment to compassionate, caring support programs, our full range of services include:

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Meet Our Care Team

The Cancer Institute is led by an interdisciplinary team of highly skilled oncology specialists, who use a collaborative approach and state-of-the-art technology to provide the most accurate diagnosis and effective treatment possible.

Our team understands that it is important to listen and respond to the needs of our cancer patients and their families with compassion. Our exceptional team of support service professionals includes: nutritionists, oncology PharmD, social workers, chaplains, psychiatrists, advanced practice nurses, hospice staff, pain management specialists, cancer genetic counselors, palliative care clinicians and rehabilitative specialists.

Our certified oncology nurses provide patient and family education, symptom management and emotional, spiritual and psychosocial support. Additionally, a division of advance practice nurses assist patients and families as they navigate the complexities of the health care system.

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4440 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, Illinois 60453
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