Support and Care Resources
At the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross, we understand that total cancer care goes well beyond chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery. We consider it our mission not only to provide excellent care, but also to serve as a resource for any issues you may have. We truly enjoy getting to know each patient, and we encourage you to ask questions and share concerns at any time.
We offer an array of supportive care services on site, including a cancer resource center, support groups, rehabilitation services and social workers.
Visit our cancer resource center to access fact sheets and other helpful materials about specific types of cancer, treatment options, pain management and other aspects of cancer care.
It's crucial to receive proper nutrition while fighting cancer. Experienced dieticians are available to develop individualized nutrition plans.
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Silver Cross Hospital provides cancer rehabilitation services at Silver Cross Hospital and two outpatient locations in New Lenox, Ill. and Joliet, Ill.
Social workers experienced in counseling cancer patients and their families are available to help you cope before, during and after cancer treatment. Social workers assist with referrals to community organizations and with coordinating practical resources such as transportation to and from treatment. They can act as a bridge to the medical care team, too.
For patients with cancer, emotional recovery is just as important as physical recovery, and the Siona Health Care Boutique offers our cancer patients specialized products and services that promote healing the total person, and not just the disease. The staff works with each patient to deliver individualized, custom care, with the goal of restoring each patients’ natural appearance. Some of their personalized offerings include:
- Orthopaedic rehabilitation services
- Lymphedema sleeve fitting treatments with Jovi Pak, arm and leg assist
- Compression sleeves, gloves and stockings
- Post-mastectomy lingerie
- Wigs and hats
- Surgical camisoles
- Non-metallic deodorant and skin care products
Private consultations are available on Mondays and Fridays between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Siona Health Care Boutique. To schedule your consultation, call (800) 550-0680.