The Loyola Center for Cancer Care & Research at the Palos Health South Campus in Orland Park
Since 2016, Loyola’s Center for Cancer Care & Research has partnered with Palos Health to provide highly specialized cancer care in a convenient south suburban location.
Loyola’s nationally recognized medical oncologists, specially trained oncology infusion nurses (certified by the Oncology Nursing Society [ONS]), surgical oncologists and gynecologic oncologists provide care in a space designed for the patient's comfort that includes an indoor garden and individual bays for chemotherapy infusion. The oncology unit provides care and services for patients experiencing various stages of cancer, from diagnosis through surgical and chemotherapeutic treatment. The unit also provides short-stay service (eight hours or less) for patients in need of cancer-related intravenous treatment modalities.
Radiation oncology services at the Loyola Center for Cancer Care & Research features the first radiation therapy system in Illinois that is guided in real time by MRI imaging. During radiation therapy, tissues move when a patient breathes. The MRI-guided system, called MRIdian®, can image and treat cancer patients simultaneously with the ability to precisely target moving tumors during treatment while avoiding surrounding tissue.
Patients also have access to Loyola’s clinical research trials, which may include experimental new drugs that are not available at most hospitals.
The center also offers a program for patients afflicted with lymphedema, which includes one-on-one counseling and program development based on individual patient needs.