Cancer Treatment in McHenry County
Here at Centegra Health System, we understand that a cancer diagnosis not only affects your physical health, but also every other aspect of your life. Our team is passionately committed to seeing you as a whole person—not just a cancer patient—and improving the quality of your life.
Centegra Health System offers two cancer treatment centers in McHenry County. With specialized care close to home, you can benefit from a wide range of highly skilled, caring specialists:
- Board-certified radiation oncologists
- Board-certified oncologists/hematologists
- Oncology certified nurses
- Genetic counselor
- Oncology certified dietitians
- Oncology certified social workers
- Oncology certified counselor and chaplain
- Financial counselor
Centegra Sage Cancer Center
The hub of the cancer program at Centegra Health System is the Centegra Sage Cancer Center, located on the Centegra Hospital-McHenry campus. With state-of-the-art equipment and practices, our team of highly specialized oncology professionals provides you advanced cancer care close to home.
Centegra Sage Cancer Center’s experienced oncologists, oncology nurses and support staff provide consultation, treatment and follow-up care for patients with cancer and other conditions. Centegra uses the most advanced care therapies, diagnostic services and state-of-the-art equipment, including the da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System, to treat all types of cancer, including:
- Breast cancer
- Colon cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Uterine cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Bone cancer
- Brain cancer
- Thyroid cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Skin cancer
Centegra Health System offers the only Tomotherapy services in McHenry County. Visit the Centegra Sage Cancer Center page for more information about diagnostic and treatment technologies, cancer support services, and additional programs.
Centegra Gavers Breast Center
Located in Crystal Lake, the Centegra Gavers Breast Center, a division of Centegra Hospital-McHenry, is at the center of Centegra Health System’s Breast Health program. Our convenient location in McHenry County offers a multidisciplinary team approach with a leading-edge approach, including:
- 3-D breast imaging and mammograms
- Consolidated screening and diagnostic services
- Interactive support systems to address all breast issues
- Full accreditation from the American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)
Our experienced professionals are sensitive to the personal needs of patients and family members and provide a wide variety of education and support services.
For more information, see the Centegra Gavers Breast Center page.
Get Checked! Early Cancer Detection at Centegra
Centegra Health System and the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation remain committed to raising your awareness about the importance of early cancer detection. The Get Checked! program provides information about lifestyle changes and guidelines for routine screenings that can make a big difference in your life.
Cancer patients have a measurably higher survival rate when caught in its earliest stages, but that can occur only if you are vigilant about conducting self-exams, visiting your physician regularly, and following the guidelines recommended for testing and screenings.
Cancer screenings need to be included in your annual checkup. Consult your physician if you suspect something or are in a high-risk group for a particular cancer. Self-exams and screenings should be part of your regular personal routine. They are the first line of defense in detecting cancer early. Pay attention to your body. Breast, cervical, colorectal, testicular, skin and prostate cancers are among those most likely to be found either through self-exams or routine screenings.
Reduce Your Risk
Practice a healthy lifestyle to reduce your risk of some cancers:
- Choose a low-fat diet
- Eat five small servings of fruits and vegetables daily
- Exercise for 30 minutes, five times a week
- Avoid tobacco products and use alcohol in moderation
- Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun
- Laugh often and allow time to relax
Throughout the year, the Get Checked! program at Centegra offers opportunities for cancer screenings and education. Visit our Calendar or call 877-CENTEGRA (236-8347) for information about upcoming screenings. Available screenings include:
- Skin screenings
- Prostate screenings
- Colon screenings
- Oral, head and neck screenings