Exceptional Cancer Care
During one of the most uncertain experiences of your life, NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center gives you the best of care, from the comfort of home.
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be an overwhelming experience. In that moment, you feel lost, afraid, and anxious about “what comes next.” NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center understands this and has developed one of the most specialized approaches to cancer treatment currently available. Because of their singular focus on their patients’ needs, NorthShore has made the journey through treatment and recovery more manageable for anyone facing a cancer diagnosis.
As a part of NorthShore University HealthSystem, NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center combines world-class treatment with breakthroughs in research, exemplifying their commitment to creating exceptional health care experiences for every patient. Their program is designed completely around the specific needs of each oncology patient—and it begins with the creation of a personalized team devoted to your care.
As a NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center patient, you are surrounded by teams of specialists with dedicated expertise in your type of cancer. This means that, rather than working with a general oncologist, you will receive treatment from a specialist with focused training and expertise in your diagnosis. (There are more than 40 specialists at NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center.)
Working side by side, NorthShore’s physicians and oncologists explore every option for you, including the latest research-based medical treatments from NorthShore’s Research Institute and clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. By staying connected to the latest developments in medicine and treatment techniques, your team ensures that every option is considered for your treatment.
Then, after your treatment plan is determined, you are supported by NorthShore’s integrated team of nationally certified oncology nurses, clinical oncology pharmacists, social workers, clinical nutritionists, geneticists, and psychologists. Your team also includes a dedicated nurse who remains by your side, ensuring that no detail is overlooked in defining your care path and answering your questions. Together, your team coordinates every aspect of your journey, guiding you through treatment and recovery and always giving you the support you and your family need. It’s this standard for unified, compassionate care that has earned NorthShore its long-standing reputation as a national model for multidisciplinary care. And patients will find it at every NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center location—at NorthShore Evanston, Glenbrook, and Highland Park Hospitals.
“We want the highest quality of cancer care to be available to everyone in our community, as well as those who choose to travel here for treatment,” says Dr. Bruce Brockstein, Head of NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Division of Hematology-Oncology. “There’s a powerful emotional and healing benefit in seeing your treatment pathway clearly laid out so you can know where you’ll be in the next several months. And we want our patients to be assured that they can have their journey mapped out for them by the most highly-trained specialists, and receive complete treatment, without needing to leave the North Shore region.”
NorthShore University HealthSystem was a pioneer in bringing integrated cancer care to the North Shore communities. Since launching the Kellogg Cancer Center 30 years ago, they have continually offered comprehensive medical expertise in a caring environment focused on individual needs.
And they continue to break new ground in patient care and collaboration through their use of the nation’s most advanced electronic medical records system, which keeps your physician team connected throughout your journey. At every step, you and your physicians have immediate access to accurate, up-to-date information about every aspect of your treatment plan, ensuring accuracy and constant communication. NorthShoreConnect is a state-of-the art element in keeping you and your care team connected throughout your health care experience.
NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center is even raising the bar in reacclimating people to their lives beyond their medical care. Their Living in the Future (LIFE) Cancer Survivorship Program is the first in the region and was designed specifically to the guidelines of the Institute of Medicine. Within a community of survivors, you’ll meet with others who’ve walked the path of treatment, speak with counselors, nutritionists, and instructors who take you through preventative practices, daily concerns, fitness options, and help to address issues commonly related to moving on. The LIFE Program is just another example of how patients of the NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center are guided through every stage of the process, leaving no question unanswered or possibility unexplored.
It’s reassuring to know that when facing the uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis, you have a nationally-recognized cancer program right in your own backyard, and during the road to recovery, you can always have the cowmfort of home.
For more information on NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center, visit NorthShore University HealthSystem online at northshore.org/cancer.