Patient Resources & Education
Your treatment should be as comfortable and stress-free as possible. That means you know where to go, what to expect and where to get more information and support for your condition.
How do I find the Cancer Center?
You can locate the Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Center via our online maps & directions. Before you arrive on campus, please consult our campus map and our map of patient and visitor parking areas.
Are there any forms I should fill out ahead of time?
Please take a moment to fill out the appropriate patient questions and bring along to your appointment:
I am feeling overwhelmed. Is there someone who can help with the details?
Our Cancer Care Liaison is here to help you coordinate multiple appointments, navigate your treatment and get the information and support you need.
What services are available to me at the Patient Resource Center?
The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital jointly sponsor the Patient Resource Center at the Cancer Care Center. The Patient Services Coordinator for ACS staffs the room every Wednesday morning and provides information about ACS programs and services.
The Resource Center gives you access to:
- Patient education materials
- A computer with internet access for additional research
- One-on-one support from a cancer survivor
- Free wigs through the Wig Boutique
- Free rides to treatment from Road to Recovery
- A clinical trial matching service
- A health insurance assistance program
- Access to medical equipment providers
Are there any programs or support groups for me?
Lymphedema Prevention and Treatment Program
The Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Department at Good Samaritan Hospital provides education and treatment, as well as a quarterly support group. Contact us at 630.275.2600 for information.
Look Good...Feel Better®:
Good Samaritan Hospital partners with the American Cancer Society in offering this free, non-medical program that teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer, to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Trained, volunteer cosmetologists teach women how to cope with skin changes and hair loss using cosmetics and skin care products donated by the cosmetic industry. Women also learn ways to disguise hair loss with wigs, scarves and other accessories. For information and to register, please call Tracey at Good Samaritan Hospital, at 630.275.2378.
The Advocate Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center
The wellness center provides a variety of programs and services that address total wellness, including personal training sessions, nutrition counseling, massage therapy, Tai Chi, yoga and acupuncture.
What can I expect with my chemotherapy and radiation?
Are there any other resources to help my family and I?
Below are some additional resources that may be helpful to patients and families. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is not affiliated with any of the organizations listed. Clicking on the links will take you away from the Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital web site.