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Cancer (Oncology)

Cancer can strike nearly anywhere in the body.  In men, cancer of the skin, prostate and colon/rectum are the most common cancer diagnoses, but lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death.  In recent years, earlier diagnosis and more effective treatments have significantly improved success rates for treating most types of cancer that affect men.

At Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, a diagnosis of cancer is met with a wide range of state-of-the-art treatment options. Our talented team includes board certified medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists, as well as nurses specifically trained and certified in cancer care, rehabilitation therapists, nutritionists and oncology social workers—all dedicated to treating the whole individual. They reach beyond their specialties and work together as a total support team that includes you and your family as partners in the decision-making and treatment process. By coordinating an integrated approach, the team ensures that your physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met—and that every effort is made to eradicate the cancer and manage or slow the disease’s progression.


Clarity Prostate System
Now, the Center for Advanced Radiation Medicine at Lake Forest Hopspital is pleased to announce the newest technology available in the fight against prostate cancer — our non-invasive Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Clarity Prostate System.  This state-of-the-art system ensures that you are cared for and treated with the safest, most accurate imaging and treatment system available. 

Furthermore, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is the only hospital in Lake County to offer this advanced treatment.  To learn more, visit Clarity Prostate System >


Available Services
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's cancer care encompasses a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services, including diagnostic testing, comprehensive treatment, physical and occupational therapies, lymphedema care, nutrition, long-term follow-up and disease management.

Specialists here address cancers that are more common in men, such as skin, lung, prostate, kidney, bladder, testes, head and neck, and colorectal, as well as rarer diagnoses like breast cancer in men.

Our team draws from the most advanced options available for fighting cancer.  For example, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital offers intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). IMRT delivers radiation therapy by sculpting the dose to conform to the unique shape of the tumor. This highly precise approach maximizes the impact of radiation therapy on the tumor while diminishing any damage to adjacent healthy tissues and organs.

For more information: American Cancer Society, Leukemia Society of America and the National Cancer Institute.

For additional information, please call (847) 535-6157.

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Cancer (Oncology)

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