Part of caring for women with breast and gynecologic cancer is focusing on each patient and helping them find the best, least stressful way to manage their treatment and care. At the Maggie Daley Center for Women’s Cancer Care, we provide all aspects of cancer diagnosis and treatment under one roof in order to make an often difficult process as easy and convenient as possible for women and their families.
All of Your Care in One Location
The center is the premier women’s cancer program of its kind. Located on the 4th and 5th floors of Prentice Women’s Hospital, the center is part of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.
We offer women an integrative, holistic approach to cancer care in one location where we can address all of a woman's needs during treatment. We know that one size does not fit all when it comes to cancer treatment and therapy, so we have created a program that can be customized to each individual woman. To that end, the center offers access to new therapies and drugs and the access to more than 100 clinical trials for women who are interested in exploring those options. The center houses 11 private chemotherapy rooms, most that have views of Lake Michigan, and two group chemotherapy areas as well.
Caring for the Whole Patient
In order to best serve our patients and their families, we staff social workers, psychologists and integrative medicine practitioners. In addition, we offer therapies and services, such as:
- Nutritional guidance and counseling
- Counseling services
- Rehabilitation services to maximize strength and endurance (coming soon)
- “Look Good, Feel Better” classes, where women learn beauty techniques to help combat appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment
- A "healing boutique" that offers consultation and referrals for wigs and prostheses (by appointment, please call 312-472-3837)
- Skincare consultations (coming soon)
- Genetic screening and counseling
- Conference and meeting rooms
- A shared journal in which women can write about their experiences or read inspirational stories about other women
We know how important it is to centralize these services because it alleviates the stress of spending time and energy finding and getting to the various locations in which their different treatments are offered. We want women to be able to focus all of their energy on getting better, so we make that as easy as possible by offering comprehensive services in one location.
The mission of the Maggie Daley Center for Women's Cancer Care is to provide state-of-the-art, compassionate care for women with breast and reproductive system cancers in a setting that respects and addresses each woman’s specific needs. As we work to advance the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, survivorship and cure of women’s cancers, we provide care that recognizes and appreciates the effects of women’s cancers on every individual as well as on the members of her family.
If you or someone you love may have or do have cancer, and you would like to speak with someone at the Maggie Daley Center about treatment options, please contact the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at 312-695-0990.
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