OSF Cancer Center  (Bloomington)

OSF Cancer Center

Learning you have cancer can be a scary and confusing time. Our multidisciplinary care teams at the OSF Cancer Center at OSF St. Joseph in Bloomington, Illinois, are by your side throughout your journey – from diagnosis through treatment to survivorship.

We’re here to guide you through developing a treatment plan to meet your needs. You'll have access to the latest treatment and recovery options. Centers are designed to reduce stress and provide emotional support and personalized care.

If you should require additional resources, OSF Cancer Institute at OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center are a short drive away.

Treatment Options 

OSF Cancer Center offers comprehensive cancer care services, including radiation therapy, hematology, immunotherapy, chemotherapy and surgical oncology.

Advanced treatment options include:

  •  4D CT simulation
  • Deep Inspiration Breath Hold
  • External beam radiation therapy
  • Image-guided radiation therapy
  • Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Optical surface monitoring system

Diagnostics and Imaging

OSF St. Joseph offers a complete range of medical imaging and diagnostic services for detecting and treating cancer. And with the OSF Cancer Center across the street from the hospital, you have full access to those diagnostic capabilities, allowing for convenient access, faster exam times and results.

Cancer diagnostics provided:

  • 3D digital mammography
  • Biopsy and image-guided biopsy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • CAT scan – 64 slice, low-dosage
  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • MRI
  • PET scan
  • Ultrasound
  • X-rays

Support Services

Experts from several specialties, such as patient and financial navigators, clergy, researchers, dietitians and counselors, work together to ensure you are cared for in body, mind and spirit. These support services include:

  • Breast health clinic
  • Financial navigator
  • High-risk and Genetics Clinic
  • Nurse navigator
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Pastoral care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social work
  • Support groups

Preparing for Your First Visits

Your first cancer treatment can feel stressful, but we will be with you every step of the way.  

The OSF Cancer Center is located on the first floor inside the OSF Center for Health and parking is available in the lot in front of the building.

When you arrive, please check in at the front desk. You will need to bring your driver’s license, insurance cards and a list of any medications or supplements you are currently taking. 

Your first visit will be educational. You will meet your nurses and doctor, who will educate you on your treatment and lifestyle adjustments. Depending on your type of cancer, you might watch an educational video. They will discuss possible side effects and how you can manage them.  

Where you go for your first treatment will depend on the type of treatment. 

  • Chemotherapy treatments are performed by Illinois CancerCare. Some medical oncology treatments can take several hours. In addition, your team will do pre-testing, and your treatment may be administered slowly to monitor for reactions. We supply reading material, snacks, drinks, warm blankets and pillows but feel free to bring your own.
  • Radiation treatments are performed at OSF Cancer Center. Radiation treatments typically do not take as long as chemotherapy treatments, but all treatments vary depending on type, stage and location.

We make every effort to make your treatment as comfortable as possible. 

Working side by side with Illinois CancerCare

Our team at OSF Cancer Center collaborates with Illinois CancerCare specialists to help you throughout your cancer journey.

They are robust participants in clinical research trials, providing our patients with access to leading-edge cancer care.

Accreditations and Certifications

At OSF Cancer Center, we are committed to excellence in the quality of care patients receive.  We are accredited and certified by the following:

OSF Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Radiology in the following areas: 

  • Breast ultrasound
  • Computed tomography
  • General ultrasound
  • Mammography

We're Here for You

To contact the OSF Cancer Center, please call (309) 684-9100.

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To contact Illinois CancerCare, please call (309) 662-2101.

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