A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming for patients and their families. At the Fox River Cancer Center on the campus of OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa, Illinois, you won't face this journey alone.
Fox River Cancer Center is easily accessible, so you don’t have to travel long distances to receive treatment. This is especially important if you require frequent visits to the cancer center for treatment or follow-up appointments.
Fox River Cancer Center offers comprehensive cancer care services, including access to clinical trials, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgical oncology.
Advanced treatment options include:
OSF Saint Elizabeth offers a complete range of medical imaging and diagnostic services for detecting and treating cancer. The Fox River Cancer Center has a dedicated PET scanner. This allows full-body imaging for the detection of cancer at its earliest stages.
Cancer diagnostics provided:
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:
Our providers at Fox River Cancer Center offer compassionate care combined with superior medical and technical services. These services are designed to help you face the physical and emotional demands of meeting this disease head-on.
When you arrive, please check in at the front desk. You will need to bring your identification, insurance cards and a list of any medications or supplements you are currently taking.
Typically, your first visit will take longer. You will meet your doctor and nurses, who will explain your medications, treatments and lifestyle changes. You will learn nutrition and side effect coping skills.
Where you go for your first treatment will depend on the type of treatment.
We make every effort to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.
As the exclusive provider of medical oncology services at OSF Saint Elizabeth and Fox River Cancer Center, Illinois CancerCare specialists work side by side with our care teams 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.
OSF Saint Elizabeth has been recognized for providing exceptional patient care. We are accredited by the American College of Radiology Accreditations in:
To contact the Fox River Cancer Center, call (815) 434-9999.
To contact Illinois CancerCare during business hours, call (815) 431-9270. If you need to contact Illinois CancerCare after hours, call (866) 662-6564.