Putting you at the center of breast cancer care
At Rush, we know every woman’s breast cancer experience is unique. That's why our breast cancer specialists will work with you to create a personalized care plan — and they will support you through every aspect of your own breast cancer journey.
As one of the top-ranked academic medical centers in the nation, Rush offers leading-edge treatments for breast cancer, including targeted therapies and minimally invasive surgical options.
You’ll also have access to clinical trials that are looking at novel approaches for beating breast cancer.
How to make an appointment
Rush provides breast cancer care and breast imaging at locations throughout Chicago, Oak Park, Lisle and Aurora.
To find a breast cancer specialist near you, contact us online or call (312) CANCER-1 (226-2371).
Expert second opinions
If you’re looking to confirm your breast cancer diagnosis and fully explore all potential treatment options, Rush breast cancer specialists can help. Schedule a second opinion by calling (888) 352-RUSH (7874).
Excellence in Breast Cancer Care
An multidisciplinary team dedicated to you
At Rush, you may receive care through The Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Breast Cancer Clinic where you’ll meet with your care team together in a single visit. Your team will include a breast surgeon, a radiation oncologist and a medical oncologist, as well as a nurse coordinator.
Experienced and comprehensive breast imaging
With one of the most experienced teams of breast imaging specialists in the Chicago area, Rush is designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. We offer the full range of breast imaging options, including screening digital mammography, tomosynthesis (3-D mammogram), automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) and breast MRI. Of all breast cancers detected at screening, 85 to 90 percent are found at the earliest stages at Rush, which far exceeds national guidelines.
Breast cancer genetic testing and counseling
The Rush Inherited Susceptibility to Cancer (RISC) program specializes in genetic testing and counseling for women who have genetic mutations — such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations — that increase their risk of developing breast cancer.
"We get to know a patient by knowing who’s in their family, and who’s in their social support networks. And, over time, we get to establish that relationship, not only with the patient, but with their children or their parents or their nieces and nephews — whoever accompanies them to their visits. We really look at the whole patient and the different aspects of their breast cancer treatment."
Ruta Rao, MD