Cancer Treatment at Centegra Health System

Centegra offers precise, individualized cancer treatment in McHenry County

Just as no two people are alike, no two cancers are alike. Centegra Health System recognizes that each person diagnosed with cancer embarks on a journey where both cancer treatment and supportive services must be individually designed. Centegra has a complete range of cancer screenings, treatments, surgical options and rehabilitation services that allow you to stay close to home.

Since a new diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming for patients and their loved ones, the Centegra Oncology Nurse Navigator offers individualized assistance to patients and families to help access the clinical, psychological, spiritual and emotional care a patient needs through all phases of the cancer journey. The Oncology Nurse Navigator provides education and resources to help patients make decisions and coordinate care in collaboration with their caregivers.

Whether you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer or any other cancer, our expert team of physicians, oncology-certified nurses, clinicians and support staff are here to guide you through the journey.

Surgery that treats cancer is known as surgical oncology. Surgery is an effective treatment for many types of cancer, either to remove all or some of a cancer or tumor or to determine where a cancer is located. Surgeons on staff at Centegra use minimally invasive, robotic and traditional techniques to remove the cancer and remove or obtain tissue samples during surgery.

Radiation Oncology
The Centegra Sage Cancer Center provides the most advanced radiation treatment services in the region. Radiation oncologists, doctors who specialize in the use of energy to treat cancer, work with a team of experienced providers to develop a treatment plan that is unique to every patient. Centegra uses sophisticated technology to target cancerous tumors and protect healthy tissues.

Medical oncologists are doctors who specialize in the use of medications or drugs to treat cancer. At Centegra Health System, medical oncologists are important members of the cancer treatment team. They develop a personalized treatment plan for every patient and work with other specialists to provide the complete care our patients deserve.

Genetic Counseling
Genetic counseling helps you understand your risk for inherited cancers and make informed decisions about prevention and treatment. Centegra’s genetic counselor will review your family medical history, discuss the benefits and limitations of genetic testing for you and your family and help you coordinate testing. The genetic counselor also meets with you to review results and ensure you understand your options.