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South Chicago Area Breast Cancer Center

At Affiliated Oncologists, our dedicated team of medical oncologists, including internationally-recognized breast cancer experts, use the latest breast cancer treatment technologies to create a unique treatment plan for each patient. They are available to take questions and guide you through the process of starting a cancer treatment plan that is right for you.

Our cancer treatment services are delivered in a non-hospital setting at locations in the Chicago area. Each cancer center is designed for your convenience with free parking and ground floor access for easy patient pickup and drop-off.

Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer?

A breast cancer diagnosis can create many questions for a new patient. It can also leave them feeling overwhelmed. If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer, gathering information before your first appointment can be helpful.

The breast cancer specialists at Affiliated Oncologists want to help you prepare so that you can soak in more of the information shared during the first appointment. We hope this can ease your mind about what you can expect.

What Are the Types of Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer has many different types, and it's important to know which since it will help determine your treatment plan. There are two broad categories: invasive and noninvasive. Learn the difference and what the common and uncommon types of breast cancer are.

How Does Hormone Status Affect Treatment?

Knowing which hormones, if any, are involved in the growth of breast cancer is also critical information your oncologist needs in order to provide a treatment plan that will give the most benefit to each patient individually.

Breast Cancer Treatments & Clinical Trials Available Through Affiliated Oncologists

Breast cancer treatments have become more advanced in the past decade. You and your oncologist will work together to decide on the best breast cancer treatment plan for you. Treatment options can include surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Clinical trials and reconstructive surgery may also be part of treatment depending on each patient's unique situation.

What are the Treatment Options for Breast Cancer?

Your breast cancer oncologist will walk you through the treatment options for your type of breast cancer, hormone receptors that are present, the stage of the cancer, and other factors.

You and your oncologist at Affiliated Oncologists in the South Chicago area will work together to create the best, personalized breast cancer treatment plan.

Is a Breast Cancer Clinical Trial Right for You?

Breast cancer clinical trials are available to patients in the South Chicago area at our close-to-home locations. Affiliated Oncologists is a proud member of US Oncology Research. This partnership allows us to provide patients with access to promising cancer research trials. Find out if a clinical trial might be right for you.

What is Breast Reconstruction Surgery?

Surgery is an essential part of treating breast cancer. Breast surgical oncologists specialize in the treatment of breast cancer using various surgical techniques depending on each patient’s condition.

If your breast cancer treatment plan requires a mastectomy, you may choose to undergo breast reconstruction.

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Find a Breast Cancer Specialist Near You

The comprehensive approach offered by our breast cancer team at Affiliated Oncologists combines the most advanced treatments with education and support services. Our oncologists specialize in breast cancer care and are ready to talk to you about your diagnosis and personalized treatment options.

Our breast cancer centers are located throughout South Chicago, including:
Chicago Ridge
Mokena
Hazel Crest
Palos Heights
Oak Lawn