Cancer Care

Cancer Care Support Groups

Several support groups in the areas of cancer and bereavement support are offered at St. Margaret’s. For more information on any support group, call (815) 664-1613.

Hospice

Hospice care supports terminally ill patients and their families for whom curative therapy is no longer possible or appropriate. Emphasis is put on the management of pain and other symptoms associated with terminal illness. Requests for hospice care are accepted from the patient, family or physician. To request hospice care, or for more information, phone (815) 664-1132.

 

Valley Regional Cancer Center

Valley Regional Cancer Center, owned by St. Margaret’s Health and a partner in the US Oncology Network, has professionals in medical and radiation oncology. These medical professionals work collaboratively to put together a suitable treatment plan for each individual patient. The center includes:

  • Laboratory Diagnostic Services for Determining Cancer Stage & Helping Radiation Treatment Planning
  • Imaging (Positron Emission Tomography Scan, or PET Scan, & computed tomography, or CT scan technologies)
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Illinois CancerCare Oncology

 

As a part of the US Oncology Network, Valley Regional Cancer Center is part of a network of over 1,400 affiliated physicians specializing in medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, gynecologic oncology, urology, oncology surgery and more. Partners and independent physicians within the network consult with one another and share resources and knowledge in order to offer patients the highest level of cancer care possible, close to home. 

Valley Radiation Oncology

Valley Radiation Oncology provides radiation treatments to cancer patients. The Center offers treatment via the Elekta SL15 Linear Accelerator, which was installed in the Spring of 2001. Radiation treatments last only seconds. Treatment planning is performed using a radiation therapy simulator, a block cutter and a new state-of-the-art treatment planning computer for 3-dimensional therapy planning. The Center is located at 4391 Venture Drive, Suite C, Peru, IL and is under the direction of Dr. Dotun I. Oyedijo, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist. Phone (815) 224-5511 for more information.

St. Margaret’s Cancer Care services include Support Groups, the DeAngelo Resource Center , Hospice Care, the Oncology Clinic and the Valley Cancer Center.

Contact Numbers

  • Support Department 
    (815) 664-1613
  • Hospice 
    (815) 664-1132
  • Valley Regional Cancer Center 
    (866) 964-5864
  • Illinois Cancer Care 
    (815) 223-7010
  • Valley Regional Health Services 
    (815) 667-7226
  • Valley Radiation Oncology 
    (815) 224-5511

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ATTENTION!

 

Pertaining to COVID-19 Testing:

Due to critical shortages of supplies, St. Margaret’s Health is no longer testing walk-in patients for COVID-19; a physician’s order IS REQUIRED. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please isolate at home, wear a mask and IF symptoms develop, contact your physician to request an order to be tested.

Having symptoms? In order to be tested for COVID-19, Influenza (Flu), Strep, RSV, or to receive a Respiratory Array test, patients MUST have a doctor’s order. Contact your medical care provider. Please DO NOT visit the testing center in Spring Valley without a physician’s order, OR visit an Emergency Department for testing.

There are many sites throughout the Illinois Valley that are still currently testing without physician’s orders, although appointments may be required.  Please refer to local pharmacies and health departments websites, or visit https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/testing-sites for more information.

Thank you!

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