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Multi-Disciplinary Lung Cancer Conference

A first in Will County. A personalized approach to cancer care from a team of experienced lung cancer specialists so you can begin treatment within the shortest time possible. 

When:    Every Tuesday 

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

Carolyn J. Czerkies Pavilion
1850 Silver Cross Blvd.
New Lenox, IL 60451 

FEE:    FREE 

How Does it Work?

On the day of the Conference, patients meet briefly with one of the specialists who gathers the medical information to share with the other experts.  That afternoon, the multidisciplinary group of community and University of Chicago Medicine specialists representing:

  • Medical Oncology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Thoracic Surgery

Convene to review the patient’s case including any related pathology and imaging reports available to them.  

The physicians then develop a consensus recommendation, discuss next steps, and present the suggested individualized treatment plan to the patient for their consideration. 

Patients will also be partnered with a nurse navigator who guides them through the entire process.  If any additional tests are recommended, the patient will have the opportunity to return the following week to discuss results and finalize the treatment plan.  The group’s recommendations will also be shared with the patient’s primary physician in order to enhance coordination of care. 

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


(L-R) front row: Daniel Golden, M.D.; Dr. Anne McCall, M.D., Aaron Guajardo, M.D.; David Cziperle, M.D. Back row: Jennifer Reda, R.N., B.S.N.; Amar Garapati, M.D.; Lawrence Schilder, D.O.

Get Started

Call 1-815-300-LUNG (5864) to schedule an appointment.  Every effort will be made to see patients within a week in order to expedite care.

 

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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.