Because of a dedication to continuous improvement, OSF HealthCare has devoted considerable resources to a 3,800-square-foot addition to its Radiation Oncology department in the Fox River Cancer Center.
Completed in fall 2018, the new space accommodates a new Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator - allowing specialists to direct higher doses of radiation to the cancer cells without harming the healthy surrounding tissue. The expansion also includes a Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PET/CT) scanner, which provides caregivers more accurate and detailed images for more accurate diagnosis and monitoring. Both technologies are described as “game changers” in the fight against cancer.
A diagnosis of cancer can be overwhelming for patients and their families, but you don’t face this journey alone.
Through our OSF HealthCare nurse navigator program, a dedicated registered nurse is available as a member of your cancer care team to facilitate personalized cancer care and act as a single point of contact for you and your family. Our navigator is an educator, an advocate and a friend who is specially trained to assist in all aspects of the patient’s care experience.
When clinical issues arise, our navigator can refer patients to the appropriate physician office or other health care resource. Serving as a link between you, physicians and the services that you will need, our nurse navigator will ensure that appropriate education, support and resources are provided every step of the way.
Our providers at Fox River Cancer Center offer compassionate care combined with superior medical and technical services - all designed to help you face the physical and emotional demands of meeting this disease head on.
Radiation Oncology - Provided by OSF Saint Elizabeth
Megan Oppliger, RN, Oncology Nurse Navigator
Anthony Zalduendo, MD
|Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Medical Oncology - Provided by Illinois Cancer Care
Gary MacVicar, MD
Pankaj Kumar, MD
|Hours||Phone||Phone (After Hours)|
|Monday, Tuesday & Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.