What is Medical Oncology
What is Medical Oncology?
During the course of your cancer treatment at Northwestern Medicine, you may see a variety of specialists on your care team. One part of your team is a medical oncologist. A medical oncologist is the doctor who will see you on a regular basis. They oversee your cancer treatment plan, and are your main point of contact.
Medical oncologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat cancer. Cancer can be treated with medicine, radiation, and surgery. A medical oncologist determines whether you will benefit from the following medicine therapies:
- Hormonal therapy
- Biological therapy
- Targeted therapy
Northwestern Medicine medical oncologists are available on staff at the downtown Chicago campus and locations in the northern and western suburbs.
Request an appointment with a medical oncologist at a location near you:
To find an Oncologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, call 312.926.2520 (Galter Pavilion) or 312.472.3650 (Prentice).
To find an Oncologist, call 847.535.2134 (Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital Cancer Center), 847.535.2134 (Grayslake Outpatient Center Cancer Center) or 847.724.4536 (Glenview Outpatient Center).
Greater DeKalb County
To learn more or schedule an appointment with a specialist at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Cancer Center, please call 815.756.5255 or TTY for the hearing impaired 815.756.6448. For appointments at Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Cancer Center please call 815.786.9197 or TTY for the hearing impaired 815.786.3711.