Additional Integrated Cancer Care Resources
We strive to provide you with the Integrated Cancer Care resources you need. Swedish Hospital offers the following comprehensive services:
For more information, please call
American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better Program
Swedish Hospital partners with the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program to provide wigs, specialized makeup packages and education on how to best use these resources to female cancer survivors who have experienced hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. The program is free to all qualifying women, regardless of insurance or income status.
To reserve a spot for the Look Good Feel Better program, patients can call the American Cancer Society at
. To schedule a wig fitting, please call
Community Breast Health Program
Swedish Hospital is a Community Breast Health Program due to our ability to diagnose and treat breast cancer from start to finish. The continuum of care begins with imaging, education and initial navigation services in the Women's Health Center. When a diagnosis of breast cancer is confirmed, patients are directed through the various processes related to care planning and treatment with the assistance of our breast health navigator.
Cancer Wellness Center
Swedish Hospital partners with the Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook, Illinois to offer education, empowerment and psychological support to individuals affected by cancer. For more information, call
or visit CancerWellness.org
Gilda's Club is a free support community for men, women and children of all ages living with cancer—as well as their families and friends. For more information, call
or visit GildasClubChicago.org
Imerman Angels partners individuals diagnosed with cancer who are seeking support with other survivors or caregivers who have faced the same type of cancer in their own lives. To learn more, visit ImermanAngels.org or call
Lymphedema Screening and Prevention
Swedish Hospital's outpatient rehabilitation services offers lymphedema screening and prevention for patients who have undergone surgical procedures for breast cancer involving lymph node removal or patients suffering from pain, weakness or restricted movement of the arm during or after breast cancer treatment. Treatment may include education; muscle strengthening, stretching and stabilization; neuromuscular re-education; mobilization of painful and restricting scars and assistance in obtaining the correct compression garments for lymphedema prevention.
To learn more, call our Outpatient Rehabilitation Department at
It can be difficult to decide what is in the patient's best interest or what course of treatment best reflects what a patient wants. Medical ethics means going through the process of determining what is the "best" or "right" thing to do when the choices and their consequences are not evident and there is disagreement among those involved.
To learn more about medical ethics or to schedule a consultation, talk to your physician or patient navigator.
with a registered and licensed dietitian is available. Counseling begins with a nutrition assessment and the development of a personalized meal plan specifically designed with your healing in mind. To schedule an appointment, please call
Swedish Hospital offers outpatient physical therapy
to help patients relieve pain, build strength and gain mobility. To schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists, please call
Palliative means to "make less severe or intense or to relieve." Swedish Hospital's palliative care team
is available to formulate a care plan focused on increasing comfort and improving quality of life based on the patient's choices, values, religious beliefs and culture. For more information, call
773-878-8200, ext. 5526
The Pastoral Care Department
provides compassion, hope and a healing presence to patients, families and staff. For more information, call
773-878-8200, ext. 5365
Swedish Hospital offers counseling and information on community resources for patients and families. Our social workers
examine the emotional, physical and social components of a patient’s life and environment to provide individualized services. To learn more, call
773-878-8200, ext. 1607
Cancer can cause stress, anxiety and depression. Experienced health psychologists
on staff at Swedish Hospital understand how health conditions and associated stress can cause both physical and emotional strain for a patient and their family.
at Swedish Hospital includes physical and occupational therapy, health psychology, alternative therapies, medication and self-care counseling to help cancer patients cope with pain.
For more information, please call 773-989-3803