Cancer Programs

Cancer Services at UI Health comprises a number of programs committed to diagnosing and treating common and rare cancers. Our multidisciplinary teams of specialty doctors, radiologists, medical and surgical oncologists, surgeons, and other care providers work together to develop the best treatment plan for every patient.

Bladder Cancer
Bladder cancer begins in the lining of the bladder but can grow into the muscle layer. Risk factors include smoking and exposure to chemicals such as dyes and rubber by-products. 

Brain Cancer
The Brain Cancer Program features a team of neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, neuroradiologists, and other brain cancer specialists who provide the highest level of support, compassion, and understanding for tumors of the brain.

Brain Tumors
A team of neurosurgeons, neuro-oncologists, neuroradiologists, and physical and speech therapists treat primary and secondary brain tumors, including benign, malignant, and metastatic brain tumors.

Breast Cancer
The Breast Cancer Program features a team of imaging specialists, medical and surgical oncologists, and reconstructive surgeons to provide complete treatment and care for cancers of the breast.

Colorectal Cancer
The Colon & Rectal Cancer Program performs routine screening examinations, treats malignant conditions, and surgically treats cancers of the colon, rectum, anus, and small bowel.

Gastroenterology (GI)
The GI Cancer Prevention Program offers personalized risk assessment and individual care to patients of all ages who are at an increased risk for cancers of esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, small and large intestine (colon), and rectum.

Gynecologic Cancer
The Gynecologic Oncology team have expertise in treating all cancers of the reproductive system, including as cervical, endometrial, ovarian, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.

Head & Neck Cancer
The Head & Neck Cancer Program features a multidisciplinary Tumor Board — including ear, nose, and throat surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, neuroradiologists, pathologists, and speech pathologists — that collaborates on diagnosing, staging, and developing the best treatment plan for head and necks cancers.

Hematology/Blood Cancers
The Division of Hematology & Oncology features a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, social workers, and pharmacists who work to treat cancers of the blood and other blood disorders, including leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndrome, myeloproliferative neoplasms, and sickle cell disease.

Liver Cancer
The Liver Cancer Program diagnoses and treats patients with primary and secondary liver cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma, intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma, and  angiosarcoma/hemangiosarcoma.

Lung Cancer
The Lung Cancer Program evaluates and treat patients with different types of carcinomas and pulmonary disorders, including asthma and respiratory diseases.

Pancreatic Cancer 
Exocrine pancreatic cancers and endocrine pancreatic cancers have different risk factors, causes, symptoms, and are diagnosed differently.

Pediatric Cancers
The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at UI Health provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to children and adolescents with cancer, leukemia, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, and other blood disorders. We are part of the Children’s Oncology Group, the world’s leading pediatric cancer research group.

Prostate/Urologic Cancers (Prostate, Kidney, Bladder)
The Urologic Cancer Program features team oncologists and surgeons with expertise in using specialized technologies and minimally invasive surgical techniques for treating renal, bladder, kidney, prostate, and testicular cancers.

Radiation Oncology
The Radiation Oncology team features leading experts in the management of cancers of the prostate, breast, gastrointestinal tract, brain, and head and neck, in addition to lymphomas and sarcomas.

Skin Cancers/Melanoma
The Skin Cancer Program provides care and treatment for all types of skin cancer, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, porocarcinoma, and sebaceous carcinoma.

Stomach Cancer
The Stomach Cancer Program at UI Health is a multidisciplinary team of gastroenterologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and robotic surgeons who provide the highest level of care and treatment for cancers of the stomach.

Surgical Oncology
The Surgical Oncology team provides screening, surgical treatment, and coordination of care for cancer patients with solid tumors, including tumors of the head and neck, breast, liver, gastrointestinal tract, melanoma, sarcoma, and complex surgical procedures for cancer.

Testicular Cancer 
Testicular cancer is typically a painless lump in the scrotum. When testicular cancer spreads, the cancer cells are carried by blood or to the lymph nodes in the abdomen.