Our team works with you to find the treatment that fits your needs. At the Cancer Institute, you will find:
Surgery is often a cornerstone of breast cancer treatment. It can be very effective in removing the tumor. We work with excellent plastic surgeons to provide you with reconstructive options if necessary. Types of surgery we offer include:
Radiation therapy uses targeted radiation beams to shrink and destroy cancer cells. We may use radiation therapy alone, or we may use it after surgery to ensure that we got rid of all of the cancer cells. Types of radiation therapy include:
We direct beams of radiation at the area where the cancer is located or was located before surgery.
Instead of aiming radiation beams from outside the body, we place radioactive seeds into the breast. We perform this outpatient procedure in an operating room. We give you local or general anesthesia.
Our expert oncologists treat patients using a variety of medications. Your physician coordinates your medication needs with you and your Navigation Team.
Medical oncology at the Cancer Institute includes:
Because of the many minimally invasive, outpatient options, patients frequently resume their normal lives shortly after surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy. For patients undergoing mastectomy, the Cancer Institute offers a comprehensive accelerated recovery program. Visit one of our 10 convenient locations. You can also request a home visit from a rehabilitation therapist through our Healthcare @ Home service. Learn more about rehabilitation program.
Numerous professionals work together to help you understand and feel comfortable with any changes to your body, physically and psychologically. The team assisting your complete rehabilitation includes:
Call the AHN Cancer Help Line anytime at (412) NURSE-4-U (412) 687-7348 to schedule a cancer-related appointment or to just talk with our nurses about diagnoses, treatments, and side effects.
Early cancer detection saves lives. See AHN free cancer screening dates, locations and eligibility requirements for each screen offered. Then, call to register for your free cancer screenings.