Cancer Care

Breast Cancer

Upon detection of even the smallest breast cancer tumor, our multidisciplinary team will work with you to create a comprehensive, individualized breast cancer treatment plan. This includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Collaborative review that occur at our weekly Breast Tumor Board, which includes experts in radiology, pathology, medical and radiation oncology, breast surgeons, a genetic counselor and a nurse navigator who develop a preliminary plan best suited to your needs.
  • Weekly Breast Clinics that you and your family can attend where you’ll meet one-on-one with the team to discuss your options, beginning with a breast surgeon, followed by your radiation oncologist and social worker.
  • A personal nurse navigator who will be with you every step of the way to assist with whatever you might need—including emotional support and help navigating financial assistance—to make the process as patient friendly as possible.
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities and technologies that offer advanced treatments only available in a small number of hospitals in Illinois.

Detection and Diagnosis

Maintaining your health is just as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our primary care physicians and gynecologists encourage you to maintain your schedule of self-examinations, regular wellness visits and recommended mammograms. Our advanced diagnostic capabilities and outstanding medical staff ensure effective treatment of everything from a benign cyst to breast cancer. You’ll be guided through treatment by a dedicated patient navigator who will be with you every step of the way.

Treatment Options

Patients diagnosed with breast cancer have treatment options, which may include the following:

Additional Support

High-Risk Clinic

We provide counseling to women and their families who may have an elevated risk of breast cancer. Our highly trained team is your partner in recommending the best personalized screening and prevention methods for you and your family.

Genetics Counseling

Specially trained genetics counselors help women understand their risk for breast cancer and explore lifestyle changes to minimize those risks. The counselors also attend our multidisciplinary review boards as part of the comprehensive review of patient cases. Testing is available for those who qualify.

Clinical Trials

For more than two decades, NCH has helped patients participate in clinical trials offered through the National Cancer Institute. See the full list of clinical trials that are currently active.

Support Services

To further guide you, we offer extended support to address physical and emotional needs. Your nurse navigator can connect you with services, which include:

  • Survivorship plans
  • Lymphedema assessment and evaluation
  • Wigs and bra-fitting support through the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better® program
  • Breast form prosthetics
Breast Cancer Screening & 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

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