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Cancer Care Resources

Explore the many resources available to you and your family as you navigate your cancer care journey.

Learn More

Learn more about our patient-focused cancer services and treatments. For information, call the Rush Copley Cancer Care Center at 630-978-6250.

Cancer Care Annual Reports

Read more about how we help the community fight cancer in our 2017 Annual Cancer Services Report. You can access past information in our 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 reports. Also available are the Cancer Prevention and Screening Activities for 2017, 2016 and 2015.

Update Your Family & Friends

Share your health updates and let friends and family know how they can offer their support through CaringBridge, a private, protected and ad-free online service.

General Cancer Information

Learn more about the cancer affecting you or your family, find information about what to expect in your journey, get support and more with these trustworthy, comprehensive resources:

Learn about cancer support services available at Rush Copley Medical Center.

Support for Parents & Kids

Find specialized cancer support services for parents, including moms-to-be, and siblings:

Financial Assistance

Take advantage of financial resources available to help cover the cost of cancer care and treatments. Visit our Billing and Financial Matters page to learn about Rush-Copley’s programs, or learn about other resources, including:

Travel Assistance

If you or a family member travels for cancer treatment, you may qualify for programs to help you cover travel expenses:

  • Air Charity Network – Get free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations.
  • Corporate Angel Network – Fly free in empty seats on corporate jets to access treatment for your specific type of cancer.
  • Mercy Medical Angels – Request free air or ground transportation, or get assistance with gas expenses, for long-distance travel associated with medical treatment.

Caregiver Resources

Find support and educational resources to help you manage your role as a caregiver. For local, in-person support, visit our Programs & Events page to learn about our Family Cancer Care Support Group.

End-of-Life Planning & Hospice Care

Explore resources to help you plan for end-of-life care:

Waterford Place

Cancer Support at Waterford Place

Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center, located adjacent to Rush Copley’s Aurora campus at 1310 Waterford Drive, provides services and support to anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Waterford Place is a warm, welcoming environment where participants can connect with support services including mind-body classes, expressive therapies and informational programs along with a salon featuring an American Cancer Society® wig boutique. Programming focuses on the practical, from what to expect from treatment to how to balance practical concerns such as finances, working, health insurance as well as the emotional side of the disease. Regular lectures from clinical specialists and other health professionals help keep you informed on the latest research and treatment options, and on topics such as how to help caregivers and maintain relationships.

Schedule a Preventive Screening

Protect your health by scheduling a preventive screening. Tests include colonoscopy, lung cancer screening, mammogram and more.

When you consistently get the screenings that are right for your age and sex, you increase your odds of detecting cancer early, when treatment works best. Explore cancer screening recommendations, and talk to your doctor about which tests may benefit you.