Medical oncologists at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) in Zion, Illinois, are trained and educated to lead a cancer patient’s treatment plan. Cancer is a disease that occurs when cells in the body start to grow out of control. Medical oncologists design treatment plans to target, remove or destroy these cancerous cells.
With training and technical expertise in recommending and performing a variety of treatments, the medical oncologists at CTCA® at Midwestern have years of experience working with cancer patients and their individual needs. The medical oncologists at our Illinois hospital, located near Chicago, offer treatment recommendations that may include chemotherapy, hormone therapy or immunotherapy, after reviewing patients’ medical history and test results. Depending on a number of factors, patients may also be referred to a surgical oncologist or radiation oncologist. The type of treatments recommended by your medical oncologist will depend on your individual needs and goals. The medical oncologists at our Illinois hospital meet with patients and their caregivers to discuss treatment options and answer questions. We believe open communication is necessary to help patients feel empowered to make informed decisions about their treatment.
Your medical oncologist will lead your care team, helping navigate you and your caregivers through the cancer journey. The medical oncologists at CTCA at Midwestern work closely with supportive care clinicians to improve quality of life and reduce treatment-related side effects. Our Zion hospital combines advanced technologies and treatments with evidence-based supportive care to help you fight cancer while maintaining your quality of life.