Cancers Treated at Cook County Health
Cancer patients are seen at Cook County Health in the outpatient and inpatient settings.We treat patients with variety of cancers, including:
Colon and rectal cancer
Liver and biliary cancer
Common Treatments & Services
Cook County Health’s oncology team is focused on improving the quality of every cancer patient’s life.
Patients may receive common treatments and services that include:
Chemotherapy and immunotherapy
Biomarker and genomic assessment
Cook County Health’s oncology program is approved by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and we have an extensive clinical research commitment funded by the National Cancer Institute.
Stroger Hospital’s Minority/Underserved National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (MU-NCORP) is a grant-funded, nonprofit program that provides patients the opportunity to participate in state-of-the-art clinical research that advances cancer treatment strategies.
Patient Navigation Program
Being diagnosed with cancer can be scary and confusing for patients and their families. The American Cancer Society has provided Cook County Health funding for a patient navigation program, which guides patients and their families as they move through the healthcare system. This navigation program can help with insurance questions, finding doctors, explaining treatment and care options, communicating with their healthcare team and managing medical paperwork.