Oncology Services & Treatments at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
Need Help Navigating Your Treatment? You Are Not Alone
Overcoming cancer may be the most difficult challenge you will ever face. That's why the Good Samaritan Cancer Center provides a Nurse Navigator. She serves as an adviser and partner, after your diagnosis, helping you through your treatment and recovery.
Good Samaritan Hospital uses the most current techniques and technology to help physicians detect and assess tumors early and accurately, and prepare a treatment plan with the most realistic options for a positive outcome. Our diagnostic technologies include:
Oncology and Hematology
Board-certified specialists in oncology and hematology provide innovative, compassionate care for both hospitalized patients and those treated on an outpatient basis. This high level of professional care also extends to our nursing staff. Dedicated nurses are certified in chemotherapy administration and a number of nurses are nationally certified in oncology nursing.
More than fifty percent of all cancer patients will require radiation therapy during their treatment programs. Based on your condition, radiation oncology solutions may include:
Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer with drugs that can destroy cancer cells by impeding their growth and reproduction. We offer the latest drugs and administration methods, including Chemo-Embolization, which delivers chemotherapy straight to a tumor using microcatheters, via arteries that supply blood to the tumor. Typically used to treat cancer of the liver, chemo-embolization can lead to fewer side effects.
Surgical teams perform more than 8,500 surgeries each year. For various types of cancer, and tumors in certain locations, surgery is the optimal treatment. Surgeons use both traditional and minimally-invasive surgical techniques. We base the surgical solution on tumor size and location, as well as your overall health and preference. In certain instances, surgery is followed by chemotherapy and/or radiation.
Learn more about surgical services at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.
Clinical Trials and Research
Clinical research studies may offer treatment opportunities not available with traditional oncology care. Many clinical trials for chemotherapy and radiation therapy are available through physician affiliations with national study groups. Interested patients should discuss this option with their physicians.
Some cancers can be hereditary. Oncology genetics counseling is available through Good Samaritan Hospital to help determine:
- Whether one's cancer could be caused by a genetic abnormality
- Potential interventions that may be appropriate
- Implications for family members
For more information, please call 630.275.2348.