Patient Resources

The following documents are treatment resources for patients. Please review them prior to and following treatment for important instructions.


Not everyone has side effects and if you do not have any, it does not mean that the chemotherapy is not working. This document explains some of the common side effects and what you can do to help control them.


Chemotherapy Side-Effects

Additional Links

Support for Patients and Families

Wellness House
Offering information, numerous programs and support for cancer patients and their families

Gilda’s Club
Gilda’s Club Chicago offers free programs for men, women, children, and their families and friends whose lives have been impacted by any kind of cancer. New location in the outpatient pavilion of Advocate Christ Medical Center.

LivingWell serves as a vital component to comprehensive cancer care and stands as a gathering place that provides comfort and community to anyone experiencing the effects of cancer.

Imerman’s Angels
One-on-one support for patients, caregivers or family members through a matching process

Bright Pink
A great resource for patients with BRCA mutations or an increased risk for breast and ovarian cancer

Post-Op Recovery

Recovery from surgery can be a gradual process. We are available for assistance as you return to your normal activities. We have provided you with this set of discharge instructions that addresses some of the most common concerns after your surgery. If you have any concerns at home that are not addressed here please call the office at 708-422-3242.


Discharge Instructions for a Robotic Hysterectomy and Removal of Ovaries

Discharge Instructions for a Total Abdominal Hysterectomy and Removal of Ovaries

Discharge Instructions for a Dilation and Curettage (D&C)

Discharge Instructions for Vulvar Surgery

Discharge Instructions for LEEP or Cold Knife Conization Procedures

Follow Up Instructions for Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Prepare for your First Appointment

Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment to allow for additional check-in time. Bring in your insurance cards and photo identification at your visit. Download and complete the New Patient Forms prior to your appointment to speed up the registration process.

Download First Visit Forms

Authorization to Release Information

Release of Information (ROI) in healthcare is essential to ensure the confidentiality of our patients while providing continuity of care. Please visit this website for further information on management of ROI.

Download the Gynecologic Cancer Institute of Chicago Release of Information Form and fax to our office at 708-422-3243 to release your information or to have information released to our clinic.

Authorization to Release Information

Patient Portal

Our new patient care portal, Ontada Health, is now available. Registering for online access to your medical information is easy at the clinic. If you are interested in signing up, talk to our front desk staff about registering for Ontada Health. Once a clinic staff member sets you up, you will receive an enrollment invitation by email, usually within 24 hours. Once you activate your account, you will be able to sign in to Ontada Health via your computer, phone, or tablet.


With Ontada Health, you can:
  • Securely message your care team.
  • Receive secure, personalized links to your health information.
  • Request appointments and reschedule appointments.
  • Receive notifications via computer, text, or tablet.
  • Access to health records 24/7 via the web from a desktop, tablet, or mobile device.
  • Invite your caregivers to Ontada Health to access your information and independently support your care journey.