Why Choose Us for Prostate Cancer Treatment?
Prostate cancer specialists at Allegheny Health Network’s Cancer Institute and the Prostate Center focus exclusively on treating prostate cancer. Our urologists, radiation oncologists, and other specialists use the latest, most successful prostate cancer therapies. We have the specialization to find a targeted treatment plan that’s right for you.
Prostate cancer: our approach to care
Our Prostate Center unites physicians across medical specialties to provide you with the most comprehensive treatment available. At your first appointment, you’ll meet with a urologist and a radiation oncologist who will discuss your symptoms and evaluate your treatment options.
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. Our physicians invite you to audio record your visits, so you can refer to them after you’ve left our office. You also have access to our comprehensive support services, like support group and palliative care.
- Convenience: You don’t have to travel to multiple centers to get complete prostate cancer care. Every specialist is in one place at our center.
- Team approach: You benefit from the combined experience of urologists, radiologists, medical oncologists, and researchers. Our team works together to make sure you get effective, expert care.
- A convenient, after hours cancer clinic: AHN opened the first after-hours clinic in western Pennsylvania for patients with cancer. If you experience side effects from treatment, call your physician’s office first, then visit our extended hours clinic, conveniently located at West Penn Hospital. We treat you quickly, without exposing your compromised immune system to the germs you may encounter at 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. Learn more about our After Hours Oncology Clinic.
Prostate cancer: diagnosis and treatment
Confirming and understanding your diagnosis is the most important step in deciding what course of action is best for you. Learn more about prostate cancer diagnosis.
At the Cancer Institute, our experienced team uses the latest tools and research to provide a comprehensive treatment plan. Get more information about prostate cancer treatment.
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.