Silver Cross Hospital

The way you should be treated.™

If you or a loved one has received a lung cancer diagnosis, the time before starting treatment or getting a second opinion can be long and frustrating.  At Silver Cross Hospital, a team of experienced lung cancer specialists come together at a weekly Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Conference. They team up to evaluate and provide a personalized care plan so patients can begin treatment within the shortest time possible. After a single visit, you leave with peace of mind and a plan in hand to consider.

What:    Multi-Disciplinary Lung Cancer Conference

When:   Every Tuesday 

Where:  University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross Hospital

Fee:      FREE

 

How Does it Work?

Patients talk with a lung cancer specialist via phone who gathers the medical information to share at the Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Conference to be reviewed by a group of community and University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center specialists including:

  • Interventional Radiologists
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Thoracic Surgeons. 

 

Together, they:

  • Review the patient’s case including any related pathology and imaging reports available
  • Develop a consensus recommendation
  • Discuss next steps
  • Present the suggested individualized treatment plan to the patient and primary care physician for consideration. 

 

Since time if of essence when treating lung cancer, all the specialists involved in the Lung Cancer Conference donate their time and expertise to assist patients in receiving a personalized treatment plan option. 

 

Call 1-815-300-LUNG (5864). No matter what cancer stage or where you are in your treatment, every effort will be made to see patients within a week in order to expedite care.  

 

Comprehensive Care Close to Home

Patients have convenient access to the latest specialized lung cancer therapies and procedures to enhance their overall quality of life at Silver Cross Hospital. 

 

Advanced Diagnostics

 

Specialized Therapies

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Small molecular inhibitors
  • Monoclonal antibodies, angiogenesis inhibitors, and gene therapies
  • Complex lung resection, including segmentectomy and sleeve lobectomy
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lobectomy
  • Robotic-assisted (Da Vinci) lobectomy
  • Placement of indwelling pleural drainage catheters
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) including RapidArc volumetric arc therapy (VMAT)
  • SDX voluntary breath hold system for managing tumor motion during treatment
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy
  • Brachytherapy for esophageal and lung cancers

 

Groundbreaking Research

  • Clinical trials
  • Expertise in interpretation and application of molecular diagnostic studies 

 

Talk with your primary care physician or specialist to determine if these therapies and treatments are right for you.

Located at 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox, IL 60451   Main Phone (815) 300-1100

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Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.  These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.