The Rush University Cancer Center comprises all of the cancer-related clinical, research and educational efforts at Rush, crossing 20 departments, divisions and sections; inpatient and outpatient areas; professional clinical activities; and the colleges of Rush University.
Rush's outpatient cancer center, on the 10th floor of the Professional Building, places the majority of multidisciplinary Rush University Cancer Center services and care providers side by side in a single location. It includes the following features and services:
- State-of-the-art patient exam and procedure rooms equipped with technology that allows physicians and patients to review electronic records and diagnostic tests together. There are 45 exam rooms, 15 patient consultation rooms and three procedure rooms, including designated rooms for diagnostic gynecologic and bone marrow procedures.
- A chemotherapy area with 56 infusion stations, 20 of them private, compared to a total of 36 stations in all in the current center. Family members will be able to visit with patients during treatment. Because in some cases chemotherapy can take up to 12 hours, the area includes two rooms with beds for patients receiving such treatments.
- An area for the Cancer Integrative Medicine Program's complementary therapies, such as nutritional counseling, psychosocial counseling, massage therapy and acupuncture, which promote patients' sense of well-being and maintain their quality of life.
- A resource library where patients can learn more about their illness and care, with computers and reference materials and an art room for therapy. The library also is home to the American Cancer Society's patient navigator, a counselor who helps patients and families coordinate treatment and support services.
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Rush University Cancer Center programs are approved by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. Only one in four hospitals that treat cancer receive this special approval.