Cancer Newly Diagnosed

Newly Diagnosed

Finding answers to your cancer care questions

A diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming. Questions like “Where do I turn?", “Which doctor is best for me?”, and “Should I get a second opinion” are common. At Ingalls Cancer Care, we’ve got answers.

Whether you’re looking for a referral to a cancer specialist; want more information about your specific type of cancer; or are seeking information about the newest cancer treatments available, we’ll help you find your way.

Our Setting the Course program was specially designed for newly diagnosed cancer patients and their families, and serves as a primer to our cancer program and services. A multidisciplinary team of research nurses, nurse navigators, and cancer support center professionals focus on educating newly diagnosed cancer patients about the continuum of services available, including diagnostic, research, treatment, support and survivorship.

At Ingalls Cancer Care, we understand that fighting cancer is a journey – and no two journeys are alike. So we work with each patient to connect them to the best resources, here or anywhere, to fight their cancer. If you or a loved one is newly diagnosed with cancer, you’re not alone. Get connected to our cancer specialists. For more information, call 708.915.HOPE (4673), or continue your tour of Ingalls Cancer Care with the Patient Guide.

Ingalls Nurse Navigators. Helping you find your way.

If you are facing a diagnosis of cancer, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and confused by both your diagnosis and the complexity of the treatment plan. Ingalls is making that journey easier with the help of your own Nurse Navigator – an expert on your side.

Ingalls Cancer Care Nurse Navigators are experienced oncology nurses, which means you won't surprise or stump them with difficult questions about your cancer or your treatment. Your Nurse Navigator is an expert clinician and personal advocate who is your go-to person and will be at your side to help you understand your cancer and treatment plan.

It’s also reassuring to know that from the moment you enter our cancer program until your treatment is complete, there’s somebody by your side. One of our Nurse Navigators is available to answer questions, explain test results or medications, schedule appointments, coordinate treatments…or just listen. Your Nurse Navigator will de-mystify the treatment path, and ensure you benefit from the best, most personally appropriate care. Your Ingalls Cancer Care Nurse Navigator can even connect you with hospitals and expertise outside the Ingalls system. The goal is to provide the best care, wherever your path leads.

At Ingalls, your Nurse Navigator will:

  • Help coordinate your appointments, tests, and treatments with your entire Ingalls Cancer Care team.
  • Help explain in easy-to-understand language the goals, benefits, and risks of treatment choices.
  • Provide individualized support on symptom management and nutritional coaching before, during, and after treatment.
  • Participate in weekly cancer conferences with doctors and nurses to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Get connected to your very own Ingalls cancer expert now. To learn more about our Nurse Navigators, call 708.915.HOPE (4673), or read Nurse Navigator - Helping you find your way.

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Clinical Trials

Breast

Clinical Trial #: NSABP B-43

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Breast Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: SWOG S0500

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Colon/Rectal Stage III

Clinical Trial #: CALGB 80702

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Head and Neck Stage II - Stage III

Clinical Trial #: RTOG 0920

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Head and Neck Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: U of C 09-266-B

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Head and Neck

Clinical Trial #: ECOG E1305

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Head and Neck Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: U of C 16051B

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Hepatocellular Stage II - Stage III

Clinical Trial #: ECOG E1208

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Lung (small cell) Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: RTOG 0937

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Lymphoma

Clinical Trial #: U of C 09-443-A

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Pancreas

Clinical Trial #: RTOG 0848

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Prostate Stage I- Stage III

Clinical Trial #: RTOG 0534

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Lung (non-small cell) Stage III

Clinical Trial #: ECOG E6508

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Solid Tumors

Clinical Trial #: Eli Lilly and Company H9H-MC-JBAJ

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Breast Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: ECOG 2108

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Breast Stage I- Stage III

Clinical Trial #: SWOG S1007

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Breast Stage I- Stage III

Clinical Trial #: NSABP B-47

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Lung (non-small cell) Stage IIIB or Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: U of C 10-014-B

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Gastric

Clinical Trial #: ECOG E2208

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Melanoma Stage III- Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: ECOG E1609

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Thyroid

Clinical Trial #: U of C 10-182-B

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Breast Stage 0, Stage I, or Stage II

Clinical Trial #: RTOG 1005

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Gastric Stage IIA- Stage IIIA

Clinical Trial #: RTOG 1010

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Lymphoma

Clinical Trial #: Abbott M12-630

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Prostate Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: U of C 11-0709

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Lymphoma Stage III- Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: CALGB 50904

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Leukemia

Clinical Trial #: Abbott M13-982

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Head and Neck Stage III- Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: Boehringer Ingelheim 1200.131

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Breast

Clinical Trial #: Alliance A221102

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Lung (small cell)

Clinical Trial #: U of C 12-1726

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Melanoma Stage III- Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: ECOG E3611

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Colon/Rectal

Clinical Trial #: Genentech/Roche ML28442

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Breast

Clinical Trial #: ACOSOG Z11102

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Lung (non-small cell) Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: ECOG E1512

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Colon/Rectal Stage IIA - Stage IIIB

Clinical Trial #: Alliance N1048

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Endometrial/Cervical

Clinical Trial #: RTOG 1203

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Breast Stage I - Stage IIIA

Clinical Trial #: NSABP B51/ RTOG 1304

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Breast

Clinical Trial #: SWOG S1207

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Lung (non-small cell)

Clinical Trial #: Genentech GO28753

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Breast Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: PUMA-NER-1301

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Breast

Clinical Trial #: ECOG E1Z11

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Carcinoid

Clinical Trial #: Alliance A021202

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Pancreas Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: SCRI GI184

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Lymphoma Stage II, III, or IV

Clinical Trial #: ECOG E1412

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Breast Stage I - Stage II

Clinical Trial #: Alliance A011104

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Pancreas Stage II, III, or IV

Clinical Trial #: U of C 13-0233

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Breast Stage IV

Clinical Trial #: Novartis CLEE011A2301

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Success Stories

Unique Liver Tumor Treatment Provides Hope for South Side Native

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Proper Nutrition is a Must for Cancer Patients

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'Accidental Find' of Melanoma Saves Park Forest Woman

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Our Experts Take Cancer Care Personally

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Ingalls Honored for Outstanding Cancer Achievement

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Dolton Man Faces Lung Cancer with a Positive Attitude

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Ingalls Doctors Put the ‘Deep Freeze’ on Tumors and Save Patient’s Kidneys

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Ingalls Introduces Ambassadors for Cancer Research

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Ingalls Enrolling Patients in National Pancreatic Cancer Study

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Chicago Woman is 'Poster Child' for Successful Breast Cancer Treatment

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Helping Cancer Survivors Triumph Over Stress and Depression

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New Therapy for Patients with Inoperable Liver Cancer

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Rogers & Hollands Jewelers Promise of Hope.

The promise of hope represents a passion, a driving force that has been the hallmark of Rogers & Hollands Jewelers Juell Kadet's life. As a cancer survivor for over 30 years, she has been at the forefront of raising funds for cancer research to further Ingalls Hospital's Cancer Care Clinical Trials.

20% of the net proceeds from your purchase will be donated to the Cancer Care Clinical Trials at Ingalls Hospital.

For more information or to make a purchase, please visit: Rogers & Hollands Jewelers Promise of Hope.

Ingalls Cancer Care Resources

Ingalls Cancer Care Patient Guide

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Nurse Navigator. Helping you find your way.

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Healing Stories: Find comfort in knowing...

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Ingals Clinical Trials. More Answers to beat cancer.

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