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Oncology: Adult Cancer Care
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Adult Cancer Care

The cancer program at CDH is housed at the CDH Cancer Center in Warrenville. Our goal is to prevent, detect and treat the many types of cancer that can affect adults.

Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 630-352-5450.


Multidisciplinary Approach to Care for Adult Patients

CDH's Multidisciplinary Approach

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CDH believes that successful healing looks beyond the disease to address your emotional, educational and psychosocial needs. This multidisciplinary approach means that your medical oncologist collaborates closesly with your referring physician and other board-certified medical and radiation oncologists on the CDH medical staff. The cancer care team at CDH includes oncology-certified nurses, oncology pharmacists, a social worker, a nutrition specialist, a genetic counselor and a chaplain. These professionals work closely together to create a custom plan treatment plan for your individual care.

Cancer treatment at CDH may be coordinated by a nurse navigator, a patient’s primary contact person who promotes continuity of care. The nurse navigator:

  • Collaborates with the cancer team and with physicians who refer patients for treatment
  • Performs ongoing assessments to monitor every patient’s progress
  • Is the patient’s advocate for emotional support, education and coaching

Comprehensive Community Hospital Cancer Program

The CDH cancer program received a three-year accreditation renewal with Commendation by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer (CoC) in August 2008. In addition to its designation as a comprehensive community hospital cancer program, the hospital received nine professional commendations. This program has specialized resources to meet the individual needs of adults such as an Infusion Center.

CDH Infusion Center

The CDH Infusion Center at the CDH Cancer Center offers convenience for adult patients who require frequent infusions of medications. A team of eight dedicated and experienced oncology nurses care for patients in the CDH Infusion Center. Five of the eight are OCN certified; all are biotherapy/chemotherapy certified through the Oncology Nursing Society.

Patients check in first at the front desk in the oncology clinic and are then escorted to the CDH Infusion Center.  If you have a physician’s order, please call to schedule an appointment.

Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call 630-352-5400.


 

Onsite Pharmacy

The Pharmacy Department plays an integral role in the team approach to patient care. Dedicated oncology pharmacists work closely with the oncology physicians, nurses and other supportive healthcare providers to ensure the safe and effective delivery of chemotherapy medications.  We use the latest technology in medication safety and check processes to insure accuracy.

On a daily basis, oncology pharmacists:

  • Review patient therapies
  • Provide medication information to physicians and nurses
  • Research the latest chemotherapy protocols
  • Participate in treatment decisions

Pharmacists also provide educational updates and in-services to the oncology nurses on new pharmacological agents. An investigational oncology pharmacist assists the research physicians with their clinical trials.


*In the spirit of keeping you well-informed; the physicians identifed are neither agents nor employees of Central DuPage Hospital or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicianse have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their patients.