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Grayslake Cancer Center

When it comes to fighting cancer, what matters isn’t just expert care—but personal care and the convenience of home. The same quality cancer care offered at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is also available at the Grayslake Cancer Center.

Chemotherapy/Infusion Services and Radiation Therapy are provided in an integrated environment, with easy parking and quick access to appointments. Your care will be guided by a coordinated cancer team, with personal attention from expertly trained oncology-certified nurses. We also have Lake County’s top cancer physicians on board, including board-certified Radiation Oncology and Hematology/Oncology specialists.

Learn more about the Grayslake Cancer Center’s features below, or by viewing our photographic tour.

Infusion Services

  • Most advanced chemotherapy and infusion protocols available, including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, antibiotic therapy and supportive care (blood/platelet transfusions and hydration)

  • Ten new infusion bays with your choice of a private or social setting for treatments, plus views of a prairie landscape

  • Learn more about Infusion Services at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Radiation Therapy

  • Elekta Infinity Linear Accelerator technology integrates the imaging process (scanning for cancerous tissue) with the treatment process (radiation). By incorporating Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) with three-dimensional Image Guided Radiation Therapy with X-ray Volume Imaging (IGRT-XVI) cone-beam radiation, our team can visualize the tumor with high-contrast images and deliver an ultra low dose of radiation. In this way, we can target tumors more accurately, minimize exposure to healthy tissue and reduce treatment time from 20 minutes to two minutes—benefits that exceed those of current techniques.

  • Clarity System, used for breast and prostate treatments, uses non-invasive, non-ionizing image guided therapy for positioning prior to treatment of sensitive, soft tissue areas.

  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) delivers a highly precise dose of radiation to the target via numerous carefully directed fields, each with relatively low intensity.  They enter the body from a variety of angles and unite to deliver treatment to solid tumors. With this treatment, we use the BodyFIX system to minimize the body’s movements (like breathing) to avoid harm to the healthy tissue around the tumor.

  • With Electron Conformal Radiation Therapy (ECRT), we design a wax mold that is customized to fit your anatomy, which allows us to deliver electron therapy that is precisely distributed to the tumor. This works especially well for irregularly shaped tumors or tumors in sensitive areas. Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital is one of the earliest adopters of this innovative technology and the highest user in the country.

  • Only institution in Lake County to use ultrasound guidance for the most accurate, real-time patient positioning

  • Treatment by licensed, experienced radiation therapists

  • Learn more about Radiation Therapy at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

Support Services

  • Support of nurse navigators, nutritional services, social work, pastoral care and support groups to provide holistic care

  • Wig boutique with private appointments for consultation and wig fitting

  • Warm, soothing center reflects nature surroundings and healing environment

  • Easy parking for your appointments

  • Learn more about Cancer Support Services at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital

 

Select a cancer doctor through our Online Physician Directory, and view a photographic tour of the Grayslake Cancer Center. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 847.535.7400.

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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)


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