Inpatient and Outpatient Cancer Treatments
Cancer is a very personal illness that can affect every part of your life. At UPMC Mercy, we surround you with treatment and personalized support to navigate every step of your cancer journey.
The UPMC Mercy Difference
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Mercy offers you access to world-renowned cancer care — all close to your home or place of work. UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is the largest integrated community cancer network in the nation. It is our region’s only comprehensive cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute, offering the highest level of cancer care.
Our mission at UPMC Mercy also calls on us to provide the highest level of compassionate caregiving possible. Throughout your care, we focus on your total well-being — mind, body, and spirit. We offer cancer treatment in a relaxing and personal setting where your healing and recovery are our focus.
Our Cancer Care Team
From imaging and biopsies to surgery and treatment, our team will coordinate every aspect of your care.
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center’s skilled cancer doctors will create an individualized care plan based on your diagnosis and personal goals. Our specialists include genitourinary, hematology, and thoracic oncologists.
They are supported by other specially trained team members, including:
- oncology nurses.
- nurse ambassadors.
- rehabilitation specialists.
- nutrition specialists and dietitians.
- social workers.
Oncologists at UPMC Hillman Cancer at UPMC Mercy care for many forms of cancer. We offer added expertise in advanced or complex blood, brain, eye, lung, and spinal cord problems, as well as genitourinary and prostate cancers in men.
We use the most advanced technologies to diagnose and treat you, including:
- Liquid biopsies — uses blood samples to screen cells for cancer.
- Next generation sequencing — captures genetic information about a specific cancer to guide therapy.
- Chemotherapy — treats cancers with the use of drugs and may include the use of approved biosimilars to reduce costs.
- Immunotherapy — the use of biologic therapy and targeted therapy.
- Brachytherapy — places radioactive implants in diseased areas, such as the eye or prostate.
- Surgical oncology.
UPMC Mercy supports your cancer journey in other ways, too. We offer access to integrative oncology therapies, which can help address and improve your symptoms and quality of life by managing your mind, body, and spirit. Activities can include meditation, massage, and music therapy at the chairside. Our meditation room in the oncology suite offers a soothing place to relax and reflect for patients and families alike. Seriously ill patients can rely on UPMC Mercy palliative care to support and improve their quality of life.
Inpatient Oncology Services
UPMC Mercy’s inpatient oncology unit brings together cancer experts from many specialties. They care for patients after surgery and also provide in-hospital chemotherapy treatment. Our team also can assist you with home care arrangements, nutritional guidelines, spiritual growth, and insurance questions.
Outpatient Oncology Services
We know the importance of convenient care when facing cancer. Our outpatient oncology services let you see your oncology doctor and receive chemotherapy treatment during the same visit. Transportation support also may be available to bring you to UPMC Mercy for treatment.
Clinical Research Trials
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center offers more than 500 clinical trials. The goal is to advance the understanding of cancer and find better solutions for patient care. These include national, international, and pharmaceutical-sponsored studies. As a cancer patient UPMC Mercy, you may be eligible to take part in a trial.
Learn more about UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Mercy by calling 1-800-533-8762.