Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago

Mark M. Connolly Center for Cancer and Specialty Care
2845 North Sheridan Road, First Floor
Chicago, IL 60657 (Directions)

Finding out you have cancer can be very difficult for you and your family. At Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, our cancer experts can help put your mind at ease. Here, at our dedicated Mark M. Connolly Center for Cancer and Specialty Care, you’ll receive the latest, most advanced treatment—just as you would expect from an academic medical center, with a compassionate touch from our experienced cancer professionals.

Cancer Center Waiting Area

The entrance to the cancer center and seating areas.

Why Choose our Cancer Center?

Our cancer program brings together a variety of specialists who work together to provide leading-edge care. And you’re an important part of your care team, too; we work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs.

 People throughout Chicago come to Presence Saint Joseph for many reasons:

  • Highly advanced care in a friendly setting: Using the latest technology, we offer the same high-quality cancer care as a university medical center. Our team members provide a concierge-level of care, with the personalized attention that our community hospitals are known for.
  • Full-service cancer program with locations throughout Chicagoland: You can access our comprehensive cancer services and expert specialists where it is convenient for you. Our regional program has locations:
    • Here at Presence Saint Joseph, in the Mark M. Connolly Center for Cancer and Specialty Care which serves as the main treatment center
    • Presence Saint Francis Hospital, our sister hospital in Evanston
    • Our new cancer care facility in Skokie
  • Award-winning cancer care: Our team has earned national recognition for superior care, including:
    • The first breast center in Chicago to receive accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers
    • Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer
    • Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation from the American College of Radiology
    • Top 5 Priority Hospital designation from the American Cancer Society
    • Member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Full Range of Cancer Care Services

Just some of our cancer care specialties include:

  • Advanced cancer diagnosis: We offer an award-winning breast imaging facility and technologies, including a 64-slice CT scanner and advanced MRI and PET/CT scanning.
  • Advanced cancer treatments: Our physicians are experienced in treating cancer with highly effective therapies that minimize your risk of side effects. We use interventional radiology, minimally invasive surgery and a Varian linear accelerator system to target cancer tumors with high doses of radiation for shorter periods of time.
  • Care for many cancers: We offer the latest diagnostic methods and treatment options for a variety of cancers, including:
  • Groundbreaking clinical trials: Our regional program with Presence Saint Francis and our new center in Skokie offers access to more than 30 cancer clinical trials, offering promising new treatment options.
  • Infusion centers in three locations: Our patient infusion suites offer privacy and comfort, including free refreshments, during your chemotherapy treatments. We provide infusion centers in three convenient locations: here, at Presence Saint Francis and at our new Skokie location.
  • Our results speak for themselves:

Experienced Cancer Specialists

Your care team includes physicians, nurses and other specialized cancer experts, working as a team to provide personalized care based on the latest advancements. Our physicians and nurses include:

  • Medical and radiation oncologists for chemotherapy and radiation treatment
  • Surgeons in many cancer specialties, including breast, gastrointestinal, gynecological, lung, thoracic (chest) and urological cancers
  • Interventional radiologists who perform minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat cancers in the bones, kidney, liver and lungs
  • Nurses with specialized training in cancer care, including certified oncology nurses for chemotherapy infusion

Other cancer care professionals also work with your care team to support your treatment, including:

Nurse navigators to guide you through the journey, providing education about cancer, help in scheduling appointments and emotional support

  • Oncology care coordinator to manage the daily challenges of living with cancer, with practical help for financial and transportation needs and access to community resources
  • Genetic counselors, both in person and via phone, who can test for the risk of breast, melanoma, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate and other cancers
  • Oncology dietitian to provide individualized nutritional planning to help manage the side effects of cancer and treatment, such as appetite loss, nausea, difficulty chewing or swallowing and weight loss or gain
  • Rehabilitation specialists for physical and occupational therapy and lymphedema treatment for women who have had lymph nodes removed as part of breast cancer surgery
  • Financial counselors to help you through the health insurance process

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Support Services for Holistic Care

At the Zaccone Center for Holistic Healing, we offer a variety of programs that nurture the body, mind and spirit. These services complement your traditional medical treatment and include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Pet and art therapy
  • Religious services and spiritual support
  • Support groups
  • Yoga

Take Charge of Your Health—See a Cancer Specialist Today

Our cancer treatment center is conveniently located at:

Mark M. Connolly Center for Cancer and Specialty Care
2845 North Sheridan Road, First Floor
Chicago, IL 60657

For more information or cancer care here or at one of our regional locations, or to make your appointment with a skilled Presence Health oncologist, call 773.665.9920.

To speak to a nurse navigator today, call 773.665.3338.

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