What is Surgical Oncology
What is Surgical Oncology?
As you navigate your cancer care journey at Northwestern Medicine, you may require surgery to diagnose or treat your specific condition. Surgical oncologists are specially trained to perform surgery on cancerous tumors.
In an effort to provide the best possible care to you, your family and caregiver, the Surgical Oncology division, along with the divisions of Hematology Oncology, Gynecologic Oncology, and the National Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Program (NOCEDP) have joined forces with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Cancer Center provides a full range of oncology services and provides access to specialized research, clinical trials and diagnostic services. It is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center, as designated by the National Cancer Institute, in the state of Illinois.
Surgical Oncology provides diagnosis and treatment of diseases and cancers involving the skin, breast, gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas, and colon.