At Northwestern Medicine, our mission is to be your partner in a lifelong journey of breast care. This means we are here every step of the way—which includes:

  • Self-examinations
  • Disease prevention
  • Cancer screening
  • Diagnosis
  • Management of treatment options
  • Post-treatment healing
  • Return to wellness

Why choose NM for your Cancer Care

Northwestern Medicine’s breast cancer specialists in Chicago and the northern and western suburbs are some of the Chicago area’s leading breast care specialists.

We help you navigate the best care plan for your needs, with a team of board-certified physicians, radiologists, nurses and technologists who bring clinical excellence and compassionate care in breast cancer screening and treatment.

Your multidisciplinary breast cancer treatment team may include:

  • Breast cancer surgeon
  • Medical oncologist
  • Radiation oncologist
  • Palliative medicine physician
  • Pathologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Social worker
  • Advanced practice nurses
  • Geneticist
  • Breast cancer and lymphedema rehabilitation therapist

Our physicians are dedicated to every aspect of breast cancer and disease:

  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Evaluation of abnormal mammograms, breast ultrasounds and MRIs
  • Evaluation of breast pain, nipple discharge and fibrocystic disease
  • In-office breast ultrasound
  • Risk evaluation: Genetic testing and counseling
  • Second opinions
  • Treatment of breast infections and abscesses
  • Treatment of breast masses and cysts
  • Ultrasound guided breast biopsy and stereotactic biopsy

At Northwestern Medicine cancer centers, you have access to surgeons exclusively focused on breast cancer and breast disease as well as a complete range of radiation treatments, including short-course treatment options for those with early-stage breast cancer.

Our high-tech facilities are right in your community, so you won’t need to travel far for breast cancer expertise.


Cancer Care Centers

Battling cancer is a multistep journey that may require many visits. During treatment, you need to devote your energy to getting healthy, not getting to the next appointment. That’s why treatment and support services at Northwestern Medicine are conveniently located throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, so you can get quick access to all the expertise and support you need, close to home.

Breast Cancer Care in Downtown Chicago

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center, and the Maggie Daley Center for Women’s Cancer Care work with breast cancer patients throughout Chicago.

Breast Cancer Care in the Northern Suburbs

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital offers comprehensive breast care with the Posy Krehbiel Breast Care Center, located in the Hunter Family Center for Women’s Health.

Breast Cancer Care in the Western Suburbs

At Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, you have access to a team of professionals focused exclusively on breast disease.

Breast Cancer Care in Greater DeKalb County

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital provide care and support for breast cancer patients through the Breast Clinic.

Breast Cancer Care in the Northwest Suburbs

The Northwestern Medicine Comprehensive Breast Program in the northwest suburbs offers a complete range of services including diagnostic imaging and personalized plans.

Conditions

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Cancer Support Services

Northwestern Medicine offers a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care that includes support services to help nurture and sustain you and your family throughout your cancer journey.


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