More than 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year.

The Cook County Health oncology team helps patients through the diagnosis and treatment of their cancer.

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:
  • Bladder cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon and rectal cancer
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Liver and biliary cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Stomach cancer
  • Thyroid 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
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery
  • Genetic testing
  • Biomarker and genomic assessment
  • Psychological counseling

Oncology Research

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.

Clinical Trials

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.