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Achieving survival rates for breast and prostate cancers that exceed the national average.

Watch to learn about our Cancer Care services from medical experts.

Fox Valley's Cancer Care Leader

If cancer comes into your life, there’s no hospital in the Fox Valley better prepared to help you overcome it than Rush-Copley. Here at the area’s first comprehensive cancer center —the Rush-Copley Cancer Center—we’ll provide you with a full continuum of care, including education, screenings, diagnosis and treatment, as well as social and spiritual issues.

Commission on CancerIt's All About Our Patients.

As a patient, it’s reassuring to know that the Rush-Copley Cancer Care Center has been designated as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the ACOS Commission on Cancer. But what’s most important to you and your loved ones is knowing that it’s the Fox Valley’s strongest resource for cancer care, continually raising the bar with the latest technology and treatments, including programs for breast, prostate, head and neck, and gastrointestinal cancers.

National Accreditation Program for Breast CentersRush-Copley has also earned a full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.   Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the highest level of quality breast care and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance.  A breast center that achieves NAPBC accreditation has demonstrated a firm commitment to offer its patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

Our commitment is simply to offer you the very best care available.

Connecting the Fox Valley to Academic Medicine

Rush University Medical CenterThe Rush University Cancer Center includes 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 University Medical Center has received its third consecutive Outstanding Achievement Award, the highest award possible, by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a result of patient surveys performed in 2011. Rush is one of a select group of 106 currently accredited and newly accredited cancer programs across the U.S.

  • Don't Dread the Prep

    Get the Scoop on the Scope

    J.B. Joo, M.D., FACS, FASCRS, will discuss colon cancer and what you can do to prevent it. Rush-Copley digestive health nurses will discuss new colonoscopy prep options and what to expect before, during and after the test.

    Wednesday, March 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    Rush-Copley Heart Institute

    Register Online

  • Cancer Care Yoga

    Yoga can increase physical and social functions, improve health, reduce fatigue and sleep problems. If you are recently diagnosed with cancer or a cancer survivor, join us for complimentary yoga sessions. Physician approval is recommended.

    Tuesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Waterford Place, 1310 Waterford Drive, Aurora

    For more information and to register, please call 331-301-5280.

  • Patient and Family Cancer Care Support

    When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family is affected. Rush-Copley's Patient and Family Cancer Care Support group provides a safe place to share the emotions experienced by cancer patients and their families. Topics such as communication, depression, anger and healthy coping skills are discussed. The group is facilitated by a cancer care social worker. Light refreshments will be served.
    Second Monday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Waterford Place, 1310 Waterford Drive, Aurora

    For more information, please call Laura Rollins at 630-375-2869 or email at