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 an effective treatment plan tailored to the stage of the cancer. We routinely discuss your progress and determine if we should change the treatment 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. We also offer robust support services to keep you living the best quality of life during treatment.
- Sophisticated treatment: Your specific treatment will largely depend on how far the cancer has spread. We offer an array of options to stop the cancer in its tracks. Treatments include powerful chemotherapy and risk-reducing surgery, like the removal of fallopian tubes or ovaries.
- 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, 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.