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Cancer Services at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Cancer treatment is a journey no one ever plans to make. Confidence and trust in a strong, personalized team of cancer experts will ease the stress and anxiety than accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

The Center for Cancer Care at Good Shepherd Hospital supports you with a multi-specialty team of oncologists, surgeons, dedicated nurses, spiritual counselors and complementary specialists with expertise in the latest cancer-fighting treatments and techniques.

Our specialists use the most current technologies—including robotic-assisted surgery and advanced interventions in radiation therapy—to individually tailor the best possible treatment plan for you.

For more information about our cancer program, view our 2013 Annual Oncology Report.

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Why Choose Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

  • In 2007, the Good Shepherd Center for Cancer Care was one of only 66 cancer centers in the U.S. to receive the prestigious "Approval with Commendation" from the American College of Surgeons' Commission on Cancer (CoC), giving the center even greater access to state-of –the-art technologies and resources.
  • Good Shepherd Hospital has the third highest volumes in the metro Chicago area for treating prostate cancer with the da Vinci robot. This advanced equipment enables surgeons to perform less invasive procedures which such precision that it dramatically reduces recovery time and the risks of side effects. The da Vinci robot is also used with gynelogical, renal and GI cancers.
  • We offer advanced treatments and technologies such as: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT), CAD and Breast MR, 64-Slice CT Scanner, Varian Trilogy Linear Accelerator with image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), RapidArc, and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), and High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy for breast and gynecological cancers.
  • Good Shepherd Hospital has certified ostomy/wound consultants on staff to help with the care and discharge of patients with colon, bowel or bladder surgery, who often require ostomy surgery.
  • Radiation Therapy including:
    • RapidArc radiotherapy
    • Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) with the Varian TrilogyTM linear accelerator
    • High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy
    • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
    • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)
    • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
    • Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT)
    • Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)

Learn more about our services and treatments.

 Cancers We Treat

At Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital our oncologists, hematologists and surgeons specialize in treating a range of cancers including:

Services and Treatments

From diagnosis to treatment and surgery, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital treats you, the whole person. From advanced treatment to compassionate, caring support programs, our full range of services include:

Learn more about our services and treatments.

Meet Our Care Team

At the Center for Cancer Care, we believe in the power of “expertise in numbers.” Our specialists include some of the Midwest's finest oncologists, hematologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, and other cancer specialists including gynecologists and urologists.

Our multi-specialty approach to your care enables us to design a comprehensive treatment plan to match your specific needs, diagnosis and lifestyle.

Find an Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Cancer Specialist

Contact Us
Center for Cancer Care
847.842.HUGS (4847)
450 West Highway 22
Barrington, Illinois 60010
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