A Patient-First ApproachOur patients are always our top priority at Advocate Radiation Oncology. We understand that undergoing treatment can be challenging and sometimes feel overwhelming. We aim to make the process as easy as possible for you and will provide you with support throughout your journey. In addition to providing the appropriate, personalized treatment plan for each patient, we also strive to minimize the impact of that treatment on your daily life. Our whole team is here to support you.
Choosing A Doctor
It is important to treat each patient’s cancer, individually. We begin by pairing you with a doctor who will oversee your entire treatment process. You or your referring physician may request a specific doctor for treatment. Otherwise, an appointment will be made for you with the doctor who is most quickly available.
There are many options for treating cancer. Radiation therapy is a safe and effective part of many treatment plans. In fact, most cancer treatment plans include some form of radiation therapy. At Advocate Radiation Oncology, we offer the most innovative treatments available, tailored to each patient’s needs. An essential part of preparing an individual treatment plan is learning more about you. Before your initial visit, you will be asked to provide some information.
What We NeedContact information for your other physicians A general medical history A list of medications Imaging or information on where imaging was completed Insurance information
While each treatment plan is unique to every patient, our treatments are guided by the most up-to-date data in order to ensure that you receive the most appropriate evidence-based cancer care. Radiation therapy is a proven treatment that is sometimes used in conjunction with other treatment options, such as chemotherapy, surgery, and immunotherapy.
Radiation therapy has been used for over 100 years to treat cancer. Using today’s technology, it can target cancer cells with pinpoint accuracy. Modern radiation treatment can be delivered quickly and efficiently, allowing you to live your life with minimal disruption.
Our first step is learning about you and developing a personalized treatment plan. We will then review the plan with you to make sure you and your loved ones are comfortable with the process moving forward.
As your advocates, we will walk with you through your treatment journey, every step of the way.
Preparing for radiation therapy can be overwhelming. However, there are several resources we trust and recommend for more information on radiation oncology and what you can expect: