Compassionate Cancer Care Close to Home
Cancer. When it comes to your health, it’s the one word you never want to hear. That’s why at the Allegheny Health Network Cancer Institute we provide care that’s patient centered and focused on restoring your health and well-being.
We assembled a team focused on treating your cancer using the latest technology, and our partnerships with Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Highmark Cancer Collaborative allow us to stay on the forefront of innovative treatment options and lower costs where we're able.
As an AHN patient, you’re never alone in this fight.
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AHN’s $200 million investment in cancer care
Allegheny Health Network (AHN) and Highmark Health are investing $200 million to help patients fight cancer close to home. This investment in our new model of cancer care helps us continue to give people better access to leading-edge, world-class medicine without leaving Pittsburgh. And treatment that is more affordable.
Care for cancer patients when they need it most
When cancer pain, symptoms, or side effects get worse late in the day, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) patients can now visit the Extended Hours Oncology Clinic. They can skip the trip to the emergency room (ER). This helps protect patients with compromised immune systems. The clinic also costs less than the ER and has shorter wait times.
A Young Mother's Oncology Care Close to Home
At 34, Shanthi Drescher was full of plans for the future. Then she found out she had breast cancer. She thought she was too young to have the disease. She was overwhelmed. Until her doctor told her about Home for Hope for young breast cancer patients. Through Home for Hope, she got assistance with managing the challenges of her condition as a new mother.
For Breast Cancer Screenings, Get the Total Picture
AHN offers 3D digital tomosynthesis mammography so women like Monica can find out that breast cancer is not in their immediate future. This advanced screening technology helps radiologists detect breast cancer at its earliest, most curable stages.
Health for Emily
Stage 3 breast cancer. It dealt Josie's mom, Emily, some bad hands, but as long as she could hold her daughter's, it meant good things. Health for Emily meant a double mastectomy and reconstruction from a gifted surgical team. It meant two rounds of chemo with the latest drugs and a nurse navigator to keep her on track and one understanding princess to keep her positive. And most importantly, it's meant many more tomorrows for Emily. For an appointment with the Allegheny Health Network, call 412.DOCTORS (412.362.8677)
Stage 4 colorectal cancer that spread to his liver. It tried beating Pine-Richland head baseball coach, Kurt, but he and his team went extra innings and refused to lose. Health for Kurt meant aggressive chemo that not only shrunk his tumors, it also killed them. It meant his liver, once full of too many tumors to operate, was made operable. It meant an incredible recovery, and winning a title and a place in the WPIAL Hall of Fame for his courage, too.
Ringing The Bell Celebrates The Last Day of Cancer Care
When Nancy was able to ring the bell at Forbes Hospital after almost two years of radiation, chemo and surgical treatments, everyone cheered her on. An approach that puts patients first is living proof that compassion is essential to recovery.
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To help alleviate the uncertainty associate with a cancer diagnosis, we’ll schedule you appointments, help you understand your treatment options, and assist you with your paperwork and follow-up needs.
Highmark Cancer Collaborative
This partnership breaks down many of the barriers, including cost, to what should be routine access to care – delivering the care you need in the communities where you live, close to home.
Beyond treating the cancer, we are here to ease your pain, boost your spirits, listen to your concerns, and strengthen your overall wellbeing.
Allegheny Health Network is at the forefront of many groundbreaking cancer research studies.