Specialists and Care Centers

Sarcoma Specialists and Care Centers

Because sarcomas are rare, it is important to find a physician who has experience working with this disease. Research shows that treatment is more successful at major sarcoma centers. These centers have many sarcoma experts and specially trained clinicians.

Northwestern Medicine has physicians experienced at diagnosing and treating sarcomas. We conduct research on new treatments that are not widely available for sarcomas.

At Northwestern Medicine, your care team includes:

  • Medical oncologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Surgeons
  • Radiologists and Pathologists
  • Nurses and nurse practitioners specially trained in cancer care
  • Social workers

Your team may also include:

  • A plastic or reconstructive surgeon
  • A physical therapist
  • A rehabilitation specialist
  • Support staff for teenagers and children

Palliative Medicine

Palliative medicine specialists focus on helping you be comfortable so you can have a better quality of life.

Many sarcoma treatments have side effects that impact your quality of life. They can also affect your ability to respond to treatment. A palliative medicine care team can help you address these side effects and symptoms related to your disease.

Northwestern Medicine cancer centers have palliative medicine specialists who can help relieve your pain and manage your symptoms.

They can:

  • Treat pain and other physical symptoms of cancer, such as:
    • Fatigue
    • Nausea
    • Trouble sleeping
    • Not feeling hungry
    • Trouble breathing
    • Weight loss and/or poor appetite
  • Treat emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety
  • Help you better tolerate cancer treatments
  • Help you understand tests, procedures and treatment options
  • Share resources with you and those who care for you

Support Services

Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources provides comfort and community to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis. The staff works to ensure that you and your family are supported, better informed and empowered to take on the challenge of cancer. There is no cost for services from Living Well, and they have in-person and virtual options.

Cancer Centers

Treating cancer is a journey that may require many visits. Northwestern Medicine offers treatment and support services at cancer centers in Chicago and across the surrounding suburbs. Northwestern Medicine physicians across all locations can work closely with our Chicago-based specialists who are entirely focused on sarcoma. They can work together to create a care plan for you. This gives you better access to all the expertise and support you need, closer to home.

Find location and contact information for our cancer centers below.

Locations & Contact Information