Breast Cancer Survivorship Program
At the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, we take a personalized, patient-centered approach to breast cancer survivorship. Our services begin at the time of diagnosis and continue through treatment and wellness-focused care.
Susan Hong, MD, MPH, a board-certified general internist with expertise in women’s health and cancer survivorship, leads the program. Hong meets with patients to review topics such as long-term side effects, family history, fertility, healthy behaviors, nutrition, fitness and warning signs of disease recurrence. She believes patients who are educated about their disease and the complications of treatment are better prepared to take action.
"Our program has guidelines, but we don't give every patient the same advice and the same list of non-specific symptoms to look for," says Hong. "We focus on the individual patient and how she will manage her condition, her treatment and her wellness."
Hong works closely with the multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists and lymphedema specialists at the University of Chicago Breast Center. She is associate director for cancer survivorship for the University of Chicago Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and serves on the national advisory board of the Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization.
Two Convenient Locations
The Breast Cancer Survivorship Program is available on our main campus in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, and in downtown Chicago:
University of Chicago Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 South Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Request an appointment online or call UCM Connect toll-free at 1-888-824-0200.
The University of Chicago Medicine at 150 E. Huron Street
150 E. Huron Street, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611
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