Ascension Saint Joseph - Cancer Care Chicago

Ascension Saint Joseph - Cancer Care Chicago

  • Cancer Care


Monday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday : Closed

Personalized cancer care and support

Specialists at the Mark M. Connolly Center for Cancer and Specialty Care, deliver compassionate cancer care that’s right for you.

Cancer is personal. So is how we care for you.

You don't have to travel far to get personalized cancer care and support services. The doctors, oncologists, surgeons and interventional radiologists at the Mark M. Connolly Center for Cancer and Specialty Care are here for you. Your oncologist starts by listening to understand you and your health concerns. Then, your cancer care team works with you to create a personalized care plan. Your dedicated nurse navigator will help guide you through your journey from treatment through recovery. Other care team members may include dietitians, physical therapists and financial counselors.

A Proud Partner of The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

Ascension Saint Joseph - Chicago partners with UChicago Medicine's network of over 200 cancer specialists to deliver a one-stop outpatient care center near Chicago's North Side neighborhoods. With 10 stories and 200,000 square feet of clinical space, Ascension Saint Joseph Health Outpatient Pavilion treats simple and complex cancers from diagnosis through recovery. Additional services and care include a pharmacy, imaging and labs, infusion therapy, radiation oncology and rehabilitation services.

Multispecialty cancer care delivers targeted therapy for your cancer needs

We're dedicated to delivering targeted cancer therapies with supportive cancer care services. Our specialists routinely review your care plan to help improve your survivorship and quality of life. Your multispecialty care team may include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, and other cancer specialists who diagnose and treat many types of cancer, including:

  • Blood disorders, anemia, blood clots (DVT, PE)
  • Brain cancer
  • Breast, ductal and lymph node cancer
  • Cancers of the blood, including leukemia, multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloproliferative neoplasm
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, including colon, liver and pancreatic
  • Genitourinary (GU) cancers, including bladder, prostate and kidney
  • Gynecologic cancers, including endometrial, ovarian and cervical
  • Head and neck cancers 
  • Lung and esophageal cancer
  • Skin cancer, including basal cell, melanoma and squamous cell

Your care team may also include oncology-certified nurses, palliative care specialists, genetic counselors, dietitians, pharmacists, rehabilitation therapists, social workers and our new patient consult coordinator. We're here to help support you throughout your treatment, recovery and beyond.

At the Mark M. Connolly Center for Cancer and Specialty Care, we offer hope and support. Treatment options include specialized cancer treatments, clinical trials and a healing place for your body, mind and spirit. Our team of Ascension Illinois cancer specialists also provide cancer care outreach services across the area, including neighborhoods throughout Chicagoland.

Our care team is here to help answer your questions and connect you with supportive care services and cancer rehabilitation programs. Ascension Saint Joseph - Chicago provides services that support your recovery after having chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery. We offer a range of services on our campus, with convenient valet parking. Transportation to and from appointments can be arranged for you. Our oncology care teams work together to help make your appointments as easy and coordinated as possible.


Advanced tests help target cancer cells and tumors

Our cancer care team does a thorough medical evaluation and uses a range of tests to diagnose your condition. We offer easy scheduling for tests at Ascension Illinois Imaging Chicago. 3D mammograms, breast MRI, and low-dose CT lung scans are high-definition image studies that help improve the detection of hard-to-find cancers. Other services include biopsy procedures, advanced radiology imaging, minimally invasive endoscopic procedures, ultrasound-image-guided procedures of the chest and abdomen, and more. We also offer tumor testing for personal molecular targets and hereditary cancer genes (for example, BRCA genes, Lynch syndrome, BFAF mutations, germline and tumor cells).

Advanced cancer treatments 

Radiation oncology offers advanced, targeted radiotherapy and radiosurgery to destroy cancer cells and tumors. Our radiation oncology delivery systems use MIM Maestro® software to help track tumors and cancer cells. We offer a range of advanced treatments, including:

  • Brachytherapy
  • External beam radiation therapy (EBRT) with image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT)
  • TomoTherapy® with a 360-degree delivery system

Surgeons specializing in breast surgery and reconstruction, gastric surgery, lung and chest surgery, and urologic surgery deliver advanced surgical treatments. Minimally invasive techniques are used whenever possible. Image-guided and computer-assisted technology with high-definition navigation helps your surgeon remove a tumor while preserving healthy tissue. Minimally invasive surgery helps promote healing and reduce scarring, for example:

  • Endobronchial thoracic surgery
  • Hidden scar, a breast surgery technique
  • Mohs microsurgery
  • Reconstructive breast plastic surgery
  • Robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Xi system

Cancer support programs and services

When you're going through cancer care, we're by your side. Your doctors and care team are here to help, listen and offer services that help support your treatment plan. Have a conversation with our patient navigator –- ask any question, big or small. And we offer an extended care team for emotional support –— chaplain, palliative care specialist and oncology-certified social worker. Our healing garden and chapel are always open for you and your loved ones. Other services include:

  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Financial aid counselors
  • Nutritionists 
  • Oncology-trained pharmacists 
  • Patient and caregiver support groups 

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