Overview

Genitourinary Cancer Care in the Northern Suburbs

Cancer can strike nearly anywhere in the body. In men, cancer of the skin, prostate and colon/rectum are the most common cancer diagnoses. In recent years, earlier diagnosis and more effective treatments have significantly improved success rates for treating most types of cancer that affect men.

At Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, a diagnosis of cancer is met with a wide range of state-of-the-art treatment options. Our talented team includes board certified medical oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists, as well as nurses specifically trained and certified in cancer care, rehabilitation therapists, nutritionists and oncology social workers—all dedicated to treating the whole individual.

They reach beyond their specialties and work together as a total support team that includes you and your family as partners in the decision-making and treatment process.

By coordinating an integrated approach, the team ensures that your physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met—and that every effort is made to eradicate the cancer and manage or slow the disease’s progression.

Clarity Prostate System

The Center for Advanced Radiation Medicine at Lake Forest Hospital is pleased to announce the non-invasive Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Clarity Prostate System. This state-of-the-art system ensures that you are cared for and treated with the safest, most accurate imaging and treatment system available.

Available Services

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's cancer care encompasses a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient services, including diagnostic testing, comprehensive treatment, physical and occupational therapies, lymphedema care, nutrition, long-term follow-up and disease management.

Specialists here address cancers that are more common in men, such as skin, lung, prostate, kidney, bladder, testes, head and neck, and colorectal, as well as rarer diagnoses like breast cancer in men.

Our team draws from the most advanced options available for fighting cancer. For example, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital offers intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). IMRT delivers radiation therapy by sculpting the dose to conform to the unique shape of the tumor. This highly precise approach maximizes the impact of radiation therapy on the tumor while diminishing any damage to adjacent healthy tissues and organs.

For additional information, please call 847.535.6157.