The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s Comprehensive Breast Program is dedicated to providing patients with individualized care for breast cancer screening, prevention and treatment.
The faculty and staff include experts in breast cancer screening, benign breast disease, genetic testing, breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Within this program patients can access care for a range of breast concerns and diseases which include screening mammogram, evaluating a new mass, and establishing treatment for breast cancer in both women and men. The faculty and staff work in a multidisciplinary team with colleagues from Radiology, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Plastic Surgery to provide coordinated care from the identification of an abnormality through treatment and survivorship.
To make an appointment for a mammogram, please call the CCHHS Patient Support Center at 312-864-0200.
Screening mammograms are performed at:
- John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County – 1901 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612
- Jorge Prieto Health Center – 2424 S. Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60623
- Provident Hospital – 500 East 51st St., Chicago, IL 60615
- Oak Forest Health Center – 15900 Cicero Ave, Oak Forest, IL 60452
Screening and diagnostic mammograms are performed at:
- John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County -1901 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60612
Breast Screening and Benign Breast Disease Program
- Referral to screening mammogram
- Evaluation of abnormal mammograms
- Access to breast biopsy, for both palpable and image detected lesions
- Evaluation of nipple discharge
- Evaluation of male breast enlargement (gynecomastia)
- Treatment for breast inflammation and infection
- If patients or their doctor are concerned about a breast problem or physical exam finding they can be evaluated for a second opinion exam by a breast specialist
Benign Breast Surgery
- Removal of benign (non-cancerous) masses
- Treatment of breast infections
- Surgical biopsies to establish diagnosis
Breast Cancer Treatment
- Evaluation of suspicious breast mass, including imaging and biopsy, for women and men
- Coordination of breast cancer imaging
- Coordination with a multidisciplinary team that includes Surgical Oncologists, Medical Oncologists and Radiation Oncologists to design a comprehensive, cohesive treatment plan for each individual which may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and/or endocrine therapy
- Access to supportive services to help with problems that may keep you from getting your cancer care (i.e. transportation, aid with obtaining financial support or insurance, etc).
- Genetic cancer screenings as necessary
- Referrals to plastic surgery for reconstructive recommendations for both immediate and delayed reconstruction
- Access to a wide range of clinical trials through the National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Network.
- Help with access to wigs and postmastectomy bras/prosthesis if needed
- Continued surveillance of women with history of breast cancer
Genetic Screening/High Risk Surveillance Program
- Evaluation of women with strong family history of breast cancer
- Genetic counseling and testing if indicated
- Surveillance and access to risk reduction strategies for women who are BRCA1/BRCA2 carriers or have an elevated lifetime risk. This may include chemoprevention, MRI screening or risk reduction surgery