Cancer management has grown to encompass new tools and concepts so we will personalize a treatment plan based on your individual needs.
Chemotherapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to destroy cancer cells. Chemotherapy works by stopping or slowing the growth of cancer cells.
Chemotherapy can be used alone or in combination with surgery, radiation therapy, or biological therapy. The type of chemotherapy depends on the type of cancer you have.
Cancer immunotherapy is the use of the immune system to treat cancer. Targeted antibody therapies are currently the most successful form of immunotherapy, with a wide range of approved cancer treatments.
Immunotherapy is used to provoke the immune system into attacking the tumor cells by using cancer antigens as their targets.
Treatment that adds blocks or removes hormones. Some of the most common types of hormone therapies involve breast and prostate cancers.
Malignant & Benign Blood Disorders:
The most common types of blood cancer malignancies are leukemia, lymphoma and myelomas.
Leukemia and myeloma start in the bone marrow. Lymphoma starts in the lymphatic system. Although these are the two most common types of blood cancers, there are other benign conditions such as anemia and clotting disorders that are not cancerous.
Genetic Risk Assessment:
Genetics and genomics both play roles in health and disease. A person’s health is influenced by his/her family history and shared environmental factors. Cancer risk assessment counselors use tools to define a person’s risk to develop certain types of cancer. An important component of risk assessment estimates the chances that a gene mutation is responsible for causing cancers in a family.
Understanding more about diseases using genetics can lead to earlier diagnoses, interventions, and targeted treatments.
If you would like to know about Genetic Risk Assessment, contact our office at 708-342-1900.
Our office is available to assist patients and their families with symptom management throughout their treatment. We ask that our office be contacted early in the day so we can manage your symptoms and perhaps avoid a trip to the hospital. We also have limited weekend hours available for your convenience.
Each office has laboratory capabilities to perform testing on site. Several test results are available within minutes of the blood draw. If you are currently under the care of several physicians we can provide lab results to your doctors eliminating duplicate testing and excessive out of pocket expenses.
All our labs met all the criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey.
Our Tinley location offers state of the art PET/Services. Our staff will assist you in obtaining any of the pre-authorizations needed from your insurance company to avoid any unnecessary out of pocket expenses. Our facility is usually a less costly alternative than some of the other PET/CT centers. We are able to schedule your tests quickly and results are available before your next appointment with your physician.