The Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Breast Cancer Clinic in Chicago offers the following services to patients:
As the first of its kind in the Midwest, the center evaluates patients who have a lump, an abnormal mammogram, a diagnosis or a family history of breast cancer. Patients who come to the Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Breast Cancer Clinic will see a team of experts on the first visit, which will include a medical oncologist, a radiation oncologist, a surgical oncologist and a psychologist. Additionally, our radiologists and breast pathologists provide expert evaluation and second opinion services for our breast patients. These dedicated professionals work collaboratively with each patient to create an individualized treatment plan.
Advanced Treatment Options
As part of our clinic, you will receive the newest treatments available for breast cancer, including:
Advanced chemotherapy drugs, biological/targeted treatments and hormonal therapies medicines
Innovative radiation treatments, including breast brachytherapy
Precise, effective surgeries. In fact, it's our philosophy that for each and every patient, breast-sparing surgery should be considered. But when a mastectomy is the preferred option, patients can opt for immediate breast reconstruction using the latest surgical techniques.
A personalized treatment plan will be developed after your initial visit. All follow-up and treatment appointments will be arranged for you by our nurse coordinator.
Additionally, through our active research program, patients are able to enroll in one of our numerous breast cancer research studies. For more information see our Cancer Clinical Trials page.
Second Opinion Services
The clinic offers second opinion services to patients who have received a breast cancer diagnosis. To learn more about the importance of a second opinion, please see our Seeking a Second Opinion page. For more information, call our center at (312) 563-2325.
Cancer Integrative Medicine Program
Rush has a dedicated Cancer Integrative Medicine Program, which offers patients access to complementary treatments that include psychological counseling, nutritional counseling, acupuncture, biofeedback, guided imagery, massage therapy, medical hypnosis and yoga. For more information, see the Cancer Integrative Medicine Program page.
Rush is committed to helping patients and their families cope with the psychological, emotional and spiritual effects of cancer. We offer access to a variety of cancer support programs, including the opportunity to meet with an American Cancer Society Patient Navigator, who assesses the individual patient needs and provides information about available community services and programs.