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Cancer (Oncology)

A diagnosis of cancer can be an overwhelming experience and one that affects the entire family. Understanding and coping with your diagnosis and finding the right team and treatment option are key to fighting the disease and maintaining you and your family’s well being.

At Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, a diagnosis of cancer is met with a wide host of treatment options. Our talented team includes medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, nurses specifically trained and certified in the care of the oncology patient, rehabilitation therapists, nutritionists and oncology social workers—all of whom believe in 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.

Nurse Navigators

A leading differentiator in our breast cancer services lies in the skills and role that our Nurse Navigators play in our patient’s health and well being. Our Nurse Navigators will discreetly guide you through your personalized breast care regimen…every step of the way.

Every question you might have is answered clearly and directly. Every concern is dealt with sensitively and from the integrated perspective of multidisciplinary medical and nursing expertise offered by Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. Every appointment with physician or staff is personally coordinated to make your life a bit easier. 

By coordinating an integrated approach, they ensure that your physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met—and that every effort is made to eradicate the cancer, improve survival rates and manage or slow the disease’s progression. With a Nurse Navigator at your side, you will never feel alone.

Breast Cancer

With many of the region's leading, board-certified breast care specialists on our staff, complemented by state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled and well-educated team of nurses and technicians, our clinical expertise speaks for itself.

We are your partner in the process of holistic wellness—from self examination, disease prevention, cancer screening, diagnosis, or treatment option management and post-treatment healing and return to wellness. We treat every chapter in a woman's lifelong journey of breast care with understanding, sensitivity, and comprehensive attention to detail.

Now, the Center for Advanced Radiation Medicine at Lake Forest Hopspital is pleased to announce the newest technology available in the fight against breast cancer — our non-invasive Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Clarity Breast 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 Breast System >

Digital Mammography

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital has invested significant resources in creating the area’s first all-digital mammography department, offered at all Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital imaging locations in Lake Forest, Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Gurnee. We understand that accuracy and speed of screening help to reduce patient anxiety while greatly enhancing overall quality of patient care.


Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's cancer care services provide inpatient and outpatient care ranging from diagnosis, treatment, physical and occupational therapies, lymphedema care, nutrition, long-term follow up and disease management, if needed.

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

Video: Nurse Navigators Share Mammography Facts


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We offer a variety of appointment times to best fit our patients' busy schedules. Please call to determine the best appointment time for you.

Cancer (Oncology)

Lake Forest


Schedule a Mammogram

Request a mammogram online at one of our six locations, and we will respond to you with an appointment within one business day. Schedule your mammogram today.