From routine mammograms to breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery, Silver Cross Hospital has brought together advanced technology and highly trained specialists so area residents can receive comprehensive breast care close to home.
For many, it starts with a digital or 3D screening mammogram in the spa-like Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health on the Hospital’s New Lenox campus. A doctor’s order is not required and appointments can be made online at IMatter.silvercross.org. Silver Cross even rewards women for getting this important test with valuable discounts at over 100 local businesses through their free I Matter™ program.
If additional tests are needed, Silver Cross’ certified breast health nurse will help schedule a breast ultrasound, breast MRI and/or biopsy. She can also coordinate with patients’ physicians to have their medical information reviewed at Silver Cross Hospital’s weekly Multidisciplinary Breast Conference. The group provides the patient and referring doctor with a consensus recommendation within 24 hours so that patients can make an informed decision to begin treatment immediately.
Silver Cross surgeons are trained to diagnose, evaluate and manage patients with breast pain, benign lumps and cysts and abnormal mammograms and breast cancer. They look at the stage of cancer, its characteristics, and develop a plan of care. This may include breast conserving surgery, mastectomy and reconstruction.
For patients needing chemotherapy or radiation therapy, oncologists have access to more than 300 clinical trials. Additionally, therapists treat patients who experience lymphedema after surgery.
A variety of resources and support services are available for patients and their family members, including support groups, yoga, meditation and counseling. Inside Siona Boutique at the Cancer Center patients have access to a variety of specialized products to help them look good and feel better.
For more information or to schedule an appointment for a mammogram, diagnostic test or with a breast surgeon, call (815) 300-6350.
Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox
815-300-1100 or visit www.silvercross.org.