Monday, June 20, 2011

Academic-Level Cancer Care Now Available at Loyola's Wheaton Center

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- The Loyola Center for Health at Wheaton has added cancer services to its wide range of academic-level care. The center provides access to a diverse range of treatment options, including clinical trials of new drugs and therapies. It is located at 140 E. Loop Rd., Wheaton. Patients have access to internationally recognized oncology specialists experienced in treating both common and rare cancers. Following treatment, the Cancer Survivorship Program offers guidance on such issues as follow-up screenings and proper nutrition. The Survivorship Program is the first of its kind in the Midwest. It bridges the gap between a cancer patient's oncologist and primary-care physician. Patients have access to physicians, psychologists, nurses, social workers, genetic counselors, nutritionists and members of pastoral care. Other services offered at the Wheaton center include family medicine, internal medicine, heart failure, neurological surgery, adult and pediatric orthopaedics, adult and pediatric otolaryngology (ear-nose-throat) and pediatrics. To make an appointment, call Loyola's Cancer Information Service at (708) 226-4357. For more information, visit

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.