At the Cancer Institute, we take a collaborative approach to your care. You meet with a devoted team of cancer specialists, typically within three days of diagnosis. Your team quickly works to design a treatment plan for you. We meet routinely to discuss your progress and determine if we need to change the treatment plan to better meet your needs.
At the Cancer Institute, you can expect:
- Patient-centered care: We meet with you and your family to discuss the details of your treatment plan so you feel confident and informed. You’ll see the same team of physicians throughout your care. Your doctors get to know you, your family, and your personal preferences. You also have access to our robust support services, including support groups and palliative care.
- Sophisticated treatment: Sometimes, patients with cervical cancer need a hysterectomy, which is the removal of the uterus. We use revolutionary robotic surgery, a minimally invasive form of surgery that results in a shorter, easier recovery. Our gynecologic oncology tumor board includes radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, geneticists, and gynecologic oncologists to help develop personalized cancer care.
- Access to clinical trials: We participate in many clinical trials, keeping you at the forefront of the latest treatment options.
- A convenient, after hours cancer clinic: AHN opened the first After Hours Oncology Clinic in western Pennsylvania for patients with cancer. If you are experiencing side effects from treatment, call your physician’s office first, then visit our clinic, conveniently located at West Penn Hospital. We treat you quickly without exposing your compromised immune system to the germs you may encounter in a traditional emergency room. Plus, our clinic is more affordable than a visit to the ER. And since our oncology specialists have access to your records, they may even be able to advise you over the phone and save you from making a trip.