Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Loyola's multidisciplinary breast clinic

Dr. Kathy Albain, a national leader in breast cancer treatment, discusses how Loyola brings together the entire breast cancer team to discuss possible treatment options for every patient. Dr. Dean Godellas, director of Loyola's Breast Clinical Program, explains that patients will receive their treatment plan after meeting all the members of their cancer care team in their return visit. In addition, Loyola patients also are invited to take part in the I-SPY2 breast cancer trial, which allows them to try the latest drug therapies before surgery.

Patients also can visit the Coleman Foundation Image Renewal Center, which has specialists in prosthesis fittings, as well as skin, hair and makeup.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 888-LUHS-888, (888-584-7888).

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the 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 one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.