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UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Central PA
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Central PA

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Your Partner for Fighting Cancer in Central Pa.

You don't have to leave Central Pa. to find complete cancer care. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center has the resources you need to fight cancer and get back to the life you love.

Plus, we're an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, which means you have local access to the latest clinical trials and research.

Getting a Second Opinion

A cancer diagnosis can be scary. Whether it's you or a loved one, you need to know your options, ask questions, and make many decisions.

If you get a second opinion, you can be certain that you're on the best treatment path.

Breast Care in Central Pa.

We provide complete care close to home for benign and cancerous breast disease. Our surgeons work with primary care doctors to provide a full spectrum of care — from diagnosis to creating a custom treatment plan.

Learn more about our breast program, providers, and locations in Central Pa.

Complete Approach

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, we treat all forms of cancer. We're here to help guide you through:

  • Prevention.
  • Early detection.
  • Diagnosis.
  • Treatment.

Our expert team works together to bring a unique, total approach to your cancer diagnosis and treatment. You're not alone in your fight against cancer.

This expert team includes doctors who specialize in:

  • Chest, colon/rectum, plastic, and general surgery.
  • Endocrine and hormone-related issues.
  • Digestive health and disorders.
  • Blood cancer.
  • Interventional radiology.
  • Medical, radiation, and surgical cancer care.
  • Brain and spine surgery.
  • Ear, nose, and throat issues.
  • Pain management.
  • Palliative care.
  • Mental health.
  • Lung and respiratory health.
  • Prostate and urinary tract diseases.

Why Choose UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Central Pa.?

  • We're one of the largest providers of cancer care in the region. You'll receive world-renowned UPMC Hillman Cancer Center care, close to home. We're experts at screening for and treating all types of cancer, including breast, prostate, ovarian, lung, and colon.
  • Our doctors have top-level training at the country's most esteemed programs, like the National Cancer Institute.
  • You have access to a full range of support, including your own nurse navigator and health care team.
  • You have access to more than 570 clinical trials.

Clinical Trials

Most advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer occur because of research studies called clinical trials.

Clinical trials are vital to both researchers and people who have cancer. We use clinical trials to test new drugs and therapies that treat a wide range of human cancers.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center offers more than 570 clinical trials.

Learn more and find a trial.

Genetic Cancer Counseling and Testing

We counsel and offer tests to people who may be at an increased risk for cancer.

Learn more the types of counseling and testing that we offer.

Medical Oncology in Central Pa.

The focus of medical oncology is to diagnosis, treat, and prevent cancer. A medical oncologist treats people with cancer with:

  • Chemo.
  • Hormone and targeted therapy.
  • Immunotherapy.

We work with an expert team to create the best treatment plan for you. We'll explain your cancer diagnosis, including the type and stage. We'll also help you manage your cancer symptoms and treatment side effects.

Medical Oncology Locations:

Radiation Oncology in Central Pa.

Radiation oncology, also called radiation therapy, uses x-rays or other high-energy types of radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center uses the latest radiation oncology techniques and technologies as part of our complete treatment approach.

Our skilled radiation oncologists use a range of specialized devices and techniques to deliver radiation therapy.

We're the largest system accredited by the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO). This means you'll receive safe, high-quality radiation oncology care at each visit.

Radiation Oncology Locations:

Surgical Oncology in Central Pa.

Because cancer can affect nearly any structure, tissue, or organ in the body, treatment can vary.

For some types of cancer, surgery is the best option. For other cancers, doctors use a mix of treatments, including surgery, to bring about the best outcome.

We offer the latest and most advanced surgical techniques. In many cases, our surgeons helped invent or refine the techniques they do.

When you have cancer surgery with us, you can feel sure that your care is in the best hands.

Surgical Oncology Location:

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