Cancer Services at Advocate Health Care
The health care system that helps more cancer patients become cancer survivors than anywhere else in Illinois.
A cancer diagnosis can be the most difficult news you will ever receive. To face the challenge head on, you need advanced technology. You need leading edge research. You need a strong team of multi-specialty cancer experts. You need compassionate and personalized care. You need the health care system that helps more cancer patients become cancer survivors than anywhere else in Illinois.
Advocate Health Care hospitals have achieved national recognition for advancements in cancer therapies and technologies. Patients with difficult-to-treat cancers come to our centers for innovative treatments today and the breakthroughs of tomorrow.
Why Choose Advocate Health Care
Advocate’s comprehensive care model also extends to support groups and faith ministries, genetics counseling, screenings, self-care programs and more.
Cancers We Treat
Advocate cancer experts possess vast experience with a wide range of cancer treatments, procedures and diagnoses. Cancers treated include:
With access to research studies and new treatment opportunities for patients, Advocate is on the front lines of the race to cure this ravaging and complex disease.
Services and Treatment
Advanced diagnostic technologies and treatments performed by our skilled oncology experts include:
- Radiation Oncology:
- 3-D Conformal Treatment Planning
- Intensity Modulated Radio Therapy
- Diagnostic Imaging:
- 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanners
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
- Digital breast center
- 3-D mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT)
- Stereostatic biopsy
- Localization interventions
- Bone marrow transplant
- Surgical procedures, including DaVinci Robotic Surgery to treat cancers such as:
- General surgery
- Head and neck
- Genetic testing and cancer risk counseling
- Palliative care
- Home care and hospice program
Education and Resources
Advocate Health Care is the largest provider of community care, outreach and education in the state of Illinois. Our cancer management programs support hundreds of patients though their cancer treatment and thousands who seek to understand and prevent cancer. Take charge of your health by attending any of our screenings and classes offered at locations throughout the Advocate network, including:
- Colon Cancer Prevention & Innovation
- Look Good, Feel Better Program
- Breast Cancer Support Group
- Meeting the Cancer Challenge
- Melanoma Monday – Screenings
- And much more
Find an Advocate cancer support event near you.
Our Care Locations
Our cancer treatment programs are located at Advocate Health Care facilities throughout Chicagoland.
Find Advocate cancer and oncology services near you.
Find a Clinical Trial
Advocate Health Care strives to advance clinical care through ongoing research. The strength of our network enables us to provide patients and health care professionals with access to the most advanced techniques, devices and medications now under study. Cancer patients who choose to participate in clinical trials can benefit from new treatment options before they are available to the public and, at the same time, advance medical understanding.
Participate in a cancer clinical trial.