Cancer
Care

Quality Cancer Care Close to Home

At NCH, we focus on providing you the best preventive care possible when it comes to your risk for cancer. With regular screening and advanced diagnostics, our goal is to identify cancer at the earliest stage possible.

If you do receive a cancer diagnosis, our highly skilled team of board-certified medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, radiologists, other specialists and advanced practitioners will work with you to create a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan focused on the best possible outcome. Additionally, our breast, lung, colorectal, prostate and pancreatic cancer patients’ care teams also include a dedicated patient navigator. This specially trained nurse helps patients understand their treatment options, assists with scheduling tests and appointments, and provides resources and support.

Awards and Recognition

We are unrelenting in our focus on patient safety, quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. We have been recognized by Healthgrades® as being among the nation’s top 5 percent of hospitals for clinical outcomes.

Other awards and recognition we have received include:

Three-year approval with commendation by the Commission on Cancer® of the American College of Surgeons
Designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR)
Designation as an Accredited Breast Center by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
Designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the ACR
Radiation Oncology Program accreditation by the ACR
U.S. News & World Report High Performing in Colon Cancer Surgery
U.S. News & World Report High Performing in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
Healthgrades® America’s 250 Best HospitalsTM
Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care™
Healthgrades® Neurosciences Excellence Award™
Healthgrades® Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™

Additional Support

Cancer Support Groups

We offer various support groups led by an oncology social worker for patients fighting certain types of cancer. Additionally, we have support groups tailored to men or women, as well as groups focused on helping patients improve their sense of well-being and comfort.

Precision Medicine

By looking at malignant tumors on a molecular level, we can identify a tumor’s unique gene mutation(s) and expressions so that we target it with the most appropriate treatment. We can customize a patient’s care and treatment plan based on his or her unique genetic characteristics and health history.

Genetic Counseling

For patients who have a family history of cancer and/or a higher risk for cancer due to genetics, we work with Insight Medical Genetics, a group of genetic counselors who help patients understand their risks for cancer and explore lifestyle changes that can minimize those risks.

Cardio-oncology

Our program offers prevention, intervention and monitoring of cardiovascular issues that patients undergoing cancer treatment may face.

Patient Navigator and Social Worker

For several types of cancer, we offer the support and guidance of a patient navigator and oncology social worker. They can help you understand your treatment options, assist you with scheduling tests and appointments, and help you find the resources you need before and after cancer treatment.

Clinical Trials

Our patients may have access to clinical trials, which can provide opportunities for newer treatments.

Cancer Care Articles

What every woman should be aware of about ovarian cancer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. This cancer is shrouded with mystery and is often called the silent killer among women. We are fortunate have two gynecologic oncologists at NCH: Diane Yamada, M.D. and Kathryn Mills, M.D., both of the University of Chicago Department of Obstetrics-gynecology in partnership with NCH Medical Group. Dr. Mills took some time to answer our questions about this cancer. Read more

NCH hosts Virtual Cancer Survivor Event for all

Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) invites all cancer survivors to join a virtual cancer survivor celebration. This event is free and can be joined at nch.org/virtualfield from anywhere internet access is available. Read more

COVID-19 concerns for a cancer patient

Second in our series of stories regarding COVID-19 and high-risk patients, we spoke to radiation oncologist Stephen Nigh, M.D. who is Medical Director of Oncology Services at Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH). Dr. Nigh shared information for cancer patients and their loved ones in light of the pandemic. Read more

Cancer Care Treatment Locations
NCH Hospital and Emergency Department
NCH Hospital and Emergency Department

800 W. Central Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

847-618-1000

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NCH Busse Center
NCH Busse Center

880 W. Central Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

847-618-1000 (847) 618-2209

X.X mi

NCH Medical Group Surgery
NCH Medical Group Surgery

880 W. Central Road

Suite 5000

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

847-618-3800

X.X mi

NCH Medical Group Neurosurgery
NCH Medical Group Neurosurgery

880 W. Central Road

Suite 4100

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

847-618-4400

X.X mi

Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy
Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy

880 W. Central Road

Suite 4500

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

847-398-2777

X.X mi

Illinois Center for Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Diseases
Illinois Center for Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Diseases

880 W. Central Road

Suite 4400

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

847-483-9400

X.X mi

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