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Cancer Surgery

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

If you need surgery to treat cancer, trust the highly skilled surgeons and cancer care experts at Rush Copley Medical Center to provide you with comprehensive treatment.

Cancer Surgery Procedures

Your doctor may recommend one of the following cancer surgery procedures to treat your condition:

  • Cryosurgery – Uses intense cold delivered directly to tumors or cancer cells to destroy cancerous tissue
  • Limb perfusion – Delivery of cancer-fighting medication directly to the site of a cancerous tumor in your arm or leg
  • Mastectomy – Removal of one or both breasts to treat breast cancer
  • Ultrasonic surgical aspiration – Precisely removes tissue affected by cancer and minimizes the effect to surrounding tissue
  • Radiofrequency ablation – Uses a needle to deliver heat and electrical energy to the site of affected tissue to destroy cancer cells
  • Reconstructive surgery – Works to restore your pre-surgery appearance after an invasive cancer treatment, most commonly after a mastectomy

Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery

Whenever possible, your surgeon will use minimally invasive procedures to treat your condition. This could help you recover quicker and lead to less pain and scarring.

One of the ways your medical team may perform a minimally invasive procedure is through the use of interventional radiology. This means your doctor will use an imaging device such as an ultrasound or X-ray at the same time he or she performs a procedure to help guide the use of medical instruments inserted through small incisions.

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.