Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Patient & Caregiver Information Library

At the Lurie Cancer Center, we believe that patient-centered care is the best cancer care – before, during and after treatment. The information in this section is designed to support and empower patients with the information you need, right from the start.

Welcome to the Lurie Cancer Center

Save this document to get more information about our cancer center team of professionals responsible for delivering the best care to you. Here is where you will also learn about decisions concerning your healthcare, services offered to patients, and some common questions to ask during your visit.
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Contacting Your Team

Save this document for clinic hours, communicating with your care team, how to schedule appointments, and instructions for medication refills.

How to Disconnect your Home Infusion Pump

This patient education video is intended for patients who will be going home with a home infusion pump. This videos reviews the step by step process to disconnect your infusion pump. Disponible en Español

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What to Expect on Your First Day of Treatment

The information in this video can help you feel more prepared as you get ready to begin treatment. Your care team will work closely with you to provide guidance and support before, during, and after treatment.


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Post-Surgery Core Exercise Series

In this video, Hannah Manella, MS, ACSM-CEP, CET, a Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Oncology Dietitian at Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, takes your through a series of exercises to help rebuild core strength after abdominal surgery. Remember to talk to your healthcare team so you can develop an after-treatment exercise plan that’s right for you.

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Your Jackson-Pratt Drain

Whether you're recovering from surgery or managing ongoing treatment, understanding how to properly care for your Jackson Pratt drain is crucial for your comfort and recovery. In this video, we'll guide you through the steps of draining your Jackson Pratt drain, changing the dressing, and knowing when to reach out to your doctor for further assistance. Let's empower you to confidently manage your care in the comfort of your own home.

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