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Breast Cancer Care
The hospitals of the Community Healthcare System support the area's largest cancer treatment program, offering our patients access to technology and services such as advanced radiation oncology options and same-day results not available at other medical centers in the Chicago region.
Community Hospital’s Breast Cancer program has received a three-year, full accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program of the American College of Surgeons. NAPBC accreditation is given only to those breast care centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest quality care in breast disease diagnosis and treatment, and that have undergone rigorous evaluation and review of their program standards. NAPBC-accredited breast centers, including Community Hospital in Munster, offer a complete range of state-of-the-art services; information about ongoing cancer clinical trials and new treatment options; access to prevention and early detection programs; cancer education; support services; and ongoing monitoring and improvements in cancer care. A multi-disciplinary team - surgeons, dedicated breast radiologists, radiation and medical oncologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, geneticists, breast health patient navigators, physical therapists and nutrition specialists - work together to develop the best care plan for our patients.
Through the efforts of the Community Cancer Research Foundation, our patients are linked to research trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and major research cooperatives around the globe. Patients are also offered access to a variety of support programs available through the Cancer Resource Centre and groups based at each of Community Healthcare System hospitals: Community Hospital in Munster; St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago; and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.