Bladder & Kidney Cancers
Patients with bladder cancer, kidney (renal) cancer or urinary tract cancer benefit from our comprehensive, expert team care and personalized attention.
Our medical oncologists, cancer surgeons, radiation oncologists and urologists listen and understand your concerns. They are highly experienced with using the latest treatment technologies to achieve the best for you.
Honored for Cancer Expertise
Independence Blue Cross named us a Blue Distinction Center for Complex and Rare Cancers®, including bladder cancer. The Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons, gave us its 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award, one of only three Pennsylvania centers to receive that honor for cancer treatment excellence.
Diagnosing Bladder, Kidney & Urologic Cancers
We use sophisticated tests to reach a precise diagnosis. Testing includes intravenous pyelogram (IVP), renal arteriography, endoscopic examination, PET, MRI and CT scans, and biopsy. We also provide consultations (second opinions) for patients originally diagnosed elsewhere.
Newest Treatments, Personalized Approach
Our specialists develop your individualized treatment plan with you. Surgery can remove cancer in the bladder, kidney or lymph nodes and improve urine drainage. You may receive chemotherapy and/or targeted therapy. Radiation treatment may be given after surgery or in combination with chemotherapy.
We take part in clinical trials research on bladder and kidney cancers. This gives our patients opportunities to participate and benefit from innovative approaches before new developments are widely available.
Before starting any cancer treatment, talk with your oncologist about whether the therapy could affect your fertility. Our reproductive endocrinologists help with fertility preservation before cancer treatment or appropriate infertility treatment if cancer therapy has already been given.
Help Navigating Your Cancer Treatment
Whether you are newly diagnosed or in treatment, our cancer navigators provide help and support. The nurse navigator for bladder, kidney and other urologic cancers, Michael Schumacher, RN, MSN, OCN, is available at 215-481-2795 or firstname.lastname@example.org.