Cancer

Our Cancer Institute is a Nationally Accredited Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) Commission on Cancer. We offer you access to outstanding specialists and advanced screening, diagnostics, treatment and professional supportive services.

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Cancer Overview

Screening and Prevention

We encourage you to undergo regular cancer screenings to build awareness and learn prevention strategies. Routine screening can detect cancer in its earliest stages, often before you would experience symptoms or the disease advances.

Our Cancer Institute uses the latest technology for cancer screening and diagnosis, including low-dose CT scans for up to 40 percent less radiation exposure. We provide you with comprehensive educational information related to your diagnosis and will schedule appointments with our experienced cancer specialists for follow-up tests.

We offer screening at the hospital and community-based locations for the following:

  • Cystoscopy
  • Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan

Breast Cancer

  • Clinical breast examination
  • 3D mammography
  • High resolution breast ultrasound

Free mammograms for underinsured area residents

Cervical Cancer

  • HPV test
  • PAP test

Colon and Rectal (Colorectal) Cancer

  • Colonoscopy
  • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT)
  • Sigmoidoscopy

Lung Cancer

  • Chest X-ray
  • Low dose computed tomography scan (LDCT)
  • Sputum test

Prostate Cancer

  • Prostate specific antigen (PSA) test

Skin Cancer

  • Skin exam

Types

  • Blood cancers
    • Leukemia
    • Lymphoma
    • Myeloma
  • Brain and neurological cancers
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
    • Colorectal cancer
    • Esophageal cancer
    • Gallbladder cancer
    • Liver cancer
    • Pancreatic cancer
    • Stomach cancer
  • Gynecologic cancers
    • Cervical cancer
    • Endometrial cancer
    • Fallopian tube cancer
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Primary peritoneal cancer
    • Rare cancers
    • Uterine cancer
    • Vaginal cancer
    • Vulvar cancer
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Lung Cancer
  • Skin cancer
    • Melanoma
  • Urologic Cancer

Diagnostics and Testing 

Diagnostic Tests by Specialty

We are proud to offer patients prompt service and limited wait times for appointments to develop a plan of care quickly and efficiently on cancer diagnoses.

You will meet with our oncology nurse navigators before scheduled tests or biopsies. Nurse navigators offer you support during testing, provide thorough and coordinated services after tests are completed, and arrange for follow-up services and appointments, if necessary.

Our cancer specialists and pathologists use the most sophisticated technology available to accurately diagnose and stage cancer. We can also provide you with second opinions or verification of cancer diagnoses.

Gastrointestinal (GI)/Endoscopy

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

Interventional Radiology

  • Percutaneous biopsy

    Medical Imaging/Radiology

  • CT scan
  • Bone DEXA scan
  • Diagnostic X-ray
  • EBUS: Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopy
  • MRI
  • Nuclear medicine tests
  • PET/CT
  • Ultrasound

Women's Diagnostic Services

  • 3-D Mammography
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Screening Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast biopsy

Treatments

Our Cancer Institute offers you the most advanced cancer treatment options available in the Philadelphia region. Our cancer care team works closely with you, prescribing the best course of treatment after closely considering your specific diagnosis, stage of disease, treatment goals and overall health, lifestyle and personal preferences.

We encourage you to discuss treatment options with our board-certified oncologists and cancer specialists. We offer the latest chemotherapy and infusion therapies, advanced radiation therapies, surgical treatment options, complementary therapies and specialized programs for managing cancer treatment side effects such as lymphedema.

Support and Resources

Cancer Support and Survivorship

Our Cancer Institute is at the forefront of community-based hospitals serving the Philadelphia northern suburbs in breast cancer care. Our goal is to care for patients from the time of initial diagnosis, during treatment and throughout recovery and survivorship.

Read on to learn about support and survivorship resources available for you at Doylestown Health.

Support Groups

As a community-focused hospital and cancer center, our goal is to care for you from the time of initial diagnosis, before and after surgery, for the duration of radiation or chemotherapy treatments and throughout recovery and survivorship. Our support groups provide you with opportunities to participate according to their own preference or personal needs.

Survivorship Care

Survivorship care planning< is an important component of quality cancer treatment, as it identifies important milestones for follow-up and provides you with resources and information to keep them well.

Clinical Trials

Our Cancer Institute is a member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), one of the largest clinical cancer research organizations in the United States, and conducts clinical trials in all types of adult cancers. ECOG is funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

We conduct research and clinical trials. Our cancer care team is proud to offer local patients the most current opportunities and the convenience of participating in these vitally important cancer research programs close to home.

Cancer Risk and Genetics Program

Our cancer risk and genetics services are specifically designed to help you if you are looking for information about your personal risk for cancer. Our goal is to provide early detection and prevention of cancer in our patients and at-risk family members.

Cancer Risk and Genetics Program Team

The multidisciplinary Cancer Risk and Genetics Program team is available to:

  • Talk with you about your personal concerns
  • Review your family history, medical history and lifestyle risk factors
  • Help you understand the risk factors involved
  • Discuss genetic testing and assist in your decision about this option
  • Evaluate your eligibility to participate in research studies
  • Outline a plan for continued monitoring to protect your health
  • Provide information for those individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and want to know about the role of genetics in their diagnosis
  • Provide a written summary of your risk level

What to Expect at Your Evaluation

Prior to Your First Appointment

You will receive family history and risk questionnaires. These forms provide your genetic counselor with important information and help tailor your appointments to your personal situation.

At Your First Appointment

You will meet with a licensed, board-certified genetic counselor to review information about you and your family tree, and learn about cancer risk factors including how genes and family history can affect your level of risk.

Genetic testing is offered to individuals with personal or strong family histories of cancer to help determine the chance they will develop cancer. Our program provides education and counseling about the benefits and limitations of the tests to help you make the right decision. Your results will be part of the detailed discussion at your second visit.

At Your Second Appointment

You will meet with our Cancer Risk and Genetics Program physician and genetic counselor to receive any additional examinations needed and learn the results of your cancer risk assessment. We will also discuss a plan to carefully monitor your health based on your level of risk, which may include a schedule of physical exams or other specialized testing, like periodic mammograms. You may be referred to other specialists based on your situation. There will be plenty of time for questions during the session.

To schedule an appointment with a genetic counselor, please call 267.885.1864.

Location

The Pavilion

599 W. State Street, Suite 307
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215.345.2489

 

Doylestown Hospital

595 W. State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215.345.2200

 

The Health and Wellness Center

847 Easton Road
Warrington, PA 18976
Phone: 215.918.5840

Cancer Overview

We encourage you to undergo regular cancer screenings to build awareness and learn prevention strategies. Routine screening can detect cancer in its earliest stages, often before you would experience symptoms or the disease advances.

Our Cancer Institute uses the latest technology for cancer screening and diagnosis, including low-dose CT scans for up to 40 percent less radiation exposure. We provide you with comprehensive educational information related to your diagnosis and will schedule appointments with our experienced cancer specialists for follow-up tests.

We offer screening at the hospital and community-based locations for the following:

  • Cystoscopy
  • Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan

Breast Cancer

  • Clinical breast examination
  • 3D mammography
  • High resolution breast ultrasound

Free mammograms for underinsured area residents

Cervical Cancer

  • HPV test
  • PAP test

Colon and Rectal (Colorectal) Cancer

  • Colonoscopy
  • Fecal occult blood test (FOBT)
  • Sigmoidoscopy

Lung Cancer

  • Chest X-ray
  • Low dose computed tomography scan (LDCT)
  • Sputum test

Prostate Cancer

  • Prostate specific antigen (PSA) test

Skin Cancer

  • Skin exam
  • Blood cancers
    • Leukemia
    • Lymphoma
    • Myeloma
  • Brain and neurological cancers
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
    • Colorectal cancer
    • Esophageal cancer
    • Gallbladder cancer
    • Liver cancer
    • Pancreatic cancer
    • Stomach cancer
  • Gynecologic cancers
    • Cervical cancer
    • Endometrial cancer
    • Fallopian tube cancer
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Primary peritoneal cancer
    • Rare cancers
    • Uterine cancer
    • Vaginal cancer
    • Vulvar cancer
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Lung Cancer
  • Skin cancer
    • Melanoma
  • Urologic Cancer

Diagnostic Tests by Specialty

We are proud to offer patients prompt service and limited wait times for appointments to develop a plan of care quickly and efficiently on cancer diagnoses.

You will meet with our oncology nurse navigators before scheduled tests or biopsies. Nurse navigators offer you support during testing, provide thorough and coordinated services after tests are completed, and arrange for follow-up services and appointments, if necessary.

Our cancer specialists and pathologists use the most sophisticated technology available to accurately diagnose and stage cancer. We can also provide you with second opinions or verification of cancer diagnoses.

Gastrointestinal (GI)/Endoscopy

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)

Interventional Radiology

  • Percutaneous biopsy

    Medical Imaging/Radiology

  • CT scan
  • Bone DEXA scan
  • Diagnostic X-ray
  • EBUS: Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • Fluoroscopy
  • MRI
  • Nuclear medicine tests
  • PET/CT
  • Ultrasound

Women's Diagnostic Services

  • 3-D Mammography
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • Screening Breast Ultrasound
  • Breast MRI
  • Breast biopsy

Our Cancer Institute offers you the most advanced cancer treatment options available in the Philadelphia region. Our cancer care team works closely with you, prescribing the best course of treatment after closely considering your specific diagnosis, stage of disease, treatment goals and overall health, lifestyle and personal preferences.

We encourage you to discuss treatment options with our board-certified oncologists and cancer specialists. We offer the latest chemotherapy and infusion therapies, advanced radiation therapies, surgical treatment options, complementary therapies and specialized programs for managing cancer treatment side effects such as lymphedema.

Cancer Support and Survivorship

Our Cancer Institute is at the forefront of community-based hospitals serving the Philadelphia northern suburbs in breast cancer care. Our goal is to care for patients from the time of initial diagnosis, during treatment and throughout recovery and survivorship.

Read on to learn about support and survivorship resources available for you at Doylestown Health.

Support Groups

As a community-focused hospital and cancer center, our goal is to care for you from the time of initial diagnosis, before and after surgery, for the duration of radiation or chemotherapy treatments and throughout recovery and survivorship. Our support groups provide you with opportunities to participate according to their own preference or personal needs.

Survivorship Care

Survivorship care planning< is an important component of quality cancer treatment, as it identifies important milestones for follow-up and provides you with resources and information to keep them well.

Our Cancer Institute is a member of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), one of the largest clinical cancer research organizations in the United States, and conducts clinical trials in all types of adult cancers. ECOG is funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

We conduct research and clinical trials. Our cancer care team is proud to offer local patients the most current opportunities and the convenience of participating in these vitally important cancer research programs close to home.

Our cancer risk and genetics services are specifically designed to help you if you are looking for information about your personal risk for cancer. Our goal is to provide early detection and prevention of cancer in our patients and at-risk family members.

Cancer Risk and Genetics Program Team

The multidisciplinary Cancer Risk and Genetics Program team is available to:

  • Talk with you about your personal concerns
  • Review your family history, medical history and lifestyle risk factors
  • Help you understand the risk factors involved
  • Discuss genetic testing and assist in your decision about this option
  • Evaluate your eligibility to participate in research studies
  • Outline a plan for continued monitoring to protect your health
  • Provide information for those individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer and want to know about the role of genetics in their diagnosis
  • Provide a written summary of your risk level

What to Expect at Your Evaluation

Prior to Your First Appointment

You will receive family history and risk questionnaires. These forms provide your genetic counselor with important information and help tailor your appointments to your personal situation.

At Your First Appointment

You will meet with a licensed, board-certified genetic counselor to review information about you and your family tree, and learn about cancer risk factors including how genes and family history can affect your level of risk.

Genetic testing is offered to individuals with personal or strong family histories of cancer to help determine the chance they will develop cancer. Our program provides education and counseling about the benefits and limitations of the tests to help you make the right decision. Your results will be part of the detailed discussion at your second visit.

At Your Second Appointment

You will meet with our Cancer Risk and Genetics Program physician and genetic counselor to receive any additional examinations needed and learn the results of your cancer risk assessment. We will also discuss a plan to carefully monitor your health based on your level of risk, which may include a schedule of physical exams or other specialized testing, like periodic mammograms. You may be referred to other specialists based on your situation. There will be plenty of time for questions during the session.

To schedule an appointment with a genetic counselor, please call 267.885.1864.

The Pavilion

599 W. State Street, Suite 307
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215.345.2489

 

Doylestown Hospital

595 W. State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215.345.2200

 

The Health and Wellness Center

847 Easton Road
Warrington, PA 18976
Phone: 215.918.5840
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