At UPMC CancerCenter, we understand the complexity of cancer.
Our surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists work together to consider which treatments are right for you.
Depending on the type of cancer you have, these may include:
Surgical oncologists at UPMC CancerCenter have extensive knowledge and skill in the most advanced surgical techniques.
We work with each patient and referring doctor to craft a precise plan of action.
Some highly specialized technologies and minimally invasive surgical options we offer include:
UPMC CancerCenter surgical oncologists treat every type of cancer, but we have distinct expertise in:
Specialty programs and centers include:
At times, strong drugs (like those used in chemotherapy) or radiation can kill cancer cells and stop the illness. But other times, cancerous tumors or tissue present problems of their own.
Our surgeons will assess your tumor to see if we can remove it. This can potentially cure your cancer or reduce its effects.
Surgeons can use:
In each case, proper anesthesia and pain control make surgery and recovery as comfortable as possible.
Your care team will discuss which surgical approach is best for your situation.
UPMC CancerCenter offers a range of services that can make cancer treatments more effective and patients more comfortable.
Our support network includes:
Social workers are also part of our team.
They can help you and your family understand your options and overcome barriers to treatment by providing access to:
UPMC CancerCenter is also a partner of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). UPCI is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in the region recognized by the National Cancer Institute.
This provides patients with the chance to benefit from the latest cancer research. It also means they may be able to take part in clinical trials of the most advanced cancer treatments to date.
To learn more about surgical oncology treatment at UPMC CancerCenter, please call us at 412-647-2811.