Local Access to Cancer Specialists
Our Regional Cancer Center offers state-of-the-art treatment and support services to more cancer patients in northern Illinois than any other health system. Our award-winning cancer program includes an outpatient cancer center, which offers advanced treatments under one roof and care that is coordinated by the region’s top specialists.
As a division of UW Health, we also connect patients to oncology experts from the nationally-recognized University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. Cancer patients have benefited from the availability of surgeons who work in highly specialized areas. Through the UW Health Multispecialty Surgical Oncology Clinic, located within the SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center, patients now have convenient local access to UW Health specialists in areas such as breast cancer, head-and-neck cancer, endocrine cancer, and thoracic surgical and abdominal surgical oncology.
For patients with rare cancers, treatments also are offered locally whenever possible. Oncologists from SwedishAmerican and UW Health work collaboratively in many ways, such as sharing medical records and following the same treatment protocols.
The philosophy of Swedes’ Regional Cancer Center is to provide compassionate, supportive, comprehensive cancer care for our community. In addition to providing preventative strategies to those who are well, the center offers oncology education to patients, families and other area doctors.
At Swedes, patients benefit from the region's largest number of oncology physicians and a nationally-certified staff of nurses, radiation therapists, physicists, social workers, pharmacists, chaplains and dieticians who work together to provide a unique team approach to cancer care.