Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) treats patients battling cancer, all under one roof, with state-of-the-art technology and precision medicine. The cancer center in Zion, Illinois, offers an interventional radiology department designed to provide cancer patients with minimally invasive options for some treatments. Several interventional radiology procedures may be used to treat cancer patients, as an alternative to traditional surgery. Other interventional radiology procedures may be used to manage pain and complications, conduct biopsies and alleviate a variety of symptoms that may occur during cancer treatment.
The interventional radiologists at CTCA® at Midwestern are educated and trained in diagnosing and treating diseases using minimally invasive techniques. In addition, the interventional radiologists perform procedures to support patient comfort. These highly trained experts insert drainage catheters to drain excess fluid and relieve symptoms that may cause pain or discomfort. Interventional radiologists also help patients, when their conditions call for it, by inserting ports and PICC lines to reduce the number of needle pricks required during treatment. Using bone and joint injections, interventional radiologists may help patients with pain management, too. These procedures may help reduce such symptoms so patients can focus on healing.
In keeping with the CTCA whole-patient care model, the interventional radiologist routinely works with other clinicians on the patient’s care team. With years of experience and training, the interventional radiologist at CTCA at Midwestern, located near Chicago, collaborates in a multidisciplinary role with supportive care clinicians to help patients maintain their strength, stamina and quality of life throughout their journey with cancer.