Genetic Counseling

Cancer is a condition triggered by mutations (changes) in the genes of a cell that result in uncontrolled, abnormal cell growth. Some families have gene mutations that are passed down from one generation to the next. Genetic testing may help you determine if your cancer is due to an inherited gene mutation and if you are at an increased risk of developing cancer. | Read More…

Caregiver Support

Cancer treatment is extremely challenging for patients. Caring for those undergoing cancer treatment can be even more difficult. Cancer impacts the entire family and family members or a close friend are encouraged to attend appointments with the patient. It is helpful to have a dedicated notebook to take notes at the appointment and as questions arise at home. | Read More…

Survivorship

Survivorship means different things to different people, but it often describes the process of living with, through, and beyond cancer. According to this definition, survivorship begins at diagnosis and includes people who continue to receive treatment, either to reduce the risk of cancer recurrence or to manage their cancer as a chronic disease. | Read More…

CLIMB®

Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB®) is a program developed by The Children’s Treehouse Foundation, a non-profit foundation that seeks to provide emotional support for children whose parents have cancer. FVHO facilitators have been specially trained to guide our patients’ families through this program, which is open to children between the ages of 5-12 years. | Read More…

Volunteering

Volunteers and their dedicated service are a valuable asset to Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology and to our patients, their families and guests. Each volunteer brings a special talent in serving others. | Read More…