Medical Oncology and Chemotherapy for Urologic Cancer
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center offers a full range of medical treatment options for urologic cancer.
Chemotherapy is a type of outpatient medical oncology treatment. It involves the repeated administration of anti-cancer drugs, often over the course of a few months.
Other types of medical treatments for urologic cancer include:
Our medical oncologists work closely with radiation oncologists to decide:
- If your treatment plan will combine both approaches.
- How to time your treatments in a way that will increase the chances of positive results.
- The most useful treatments for your type of urologic cancer.
For prostate cancer, our experts assess the risk that your cancer presents (from low to high). We then offer a wide range of medical options that we tailor to your needs.
Hormone therapy is the main method of systemic treatment for some stages of prostate cancer.
But chemo and targeted therapy — including clinical trials of new treatment approaches — may also be right for you.
Clinical Trials of Groundbreaking Urologic Cancer Drugs
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center offers clinical trials of advanced urologic cancer treatments. Many times, you won't find these anywhere else.
Taking part in clinical trials is a vital part of cancer treatment. We integrate them into your plan of care when helpful.
Contact Us About Urologic Cancer Care
To learn more about urologic cancer care or to make an appointment, you can:
- Call 412-647-2811
- Contact a UPMC Hillman Cancer Center near you.