If you have bladder cancer, our physicians will use their extensive experience treating superficial and invasive bladder tumors to develop a treatment plan for you.
Superficial tumors are usually treated with:
More invasive cancers may be managed with surgery to remove all or a portion of the bladder or by bladder-sparing techniques combined with endoscopic resection, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
We offer the latest medical advancements for the treatment of blood cancers including bone marrow transplants, which provide renewed hope for a cure if you have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions:
During a bone marrow transplant your diseased bone marrow is destroyed using chemotherapy or radiation, and healthy marrow is infused into the bloodstream. The transplant can be autologous (you donate your own stem cells) or allogeneic (stems cells are collected from a donor with compatible DNA markers). If your transplant is successful, the new bone marrow will begin producing normal blood cells.
We are part of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), which connects you with donors throughout the country. We are also FACT (Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy) accredited, which means we adhere to the highest medical standards for this type of treatment.
Bone Marrow Transplant Locations: Danville (GMC)
As home to three of only a handful of fellowship-trained neurosurgical oncologists in Pennsylvania, The Brain & Spine Tumor Institute at Geisinger Health System is at the forefront of diagnosing and treating the most complex spine, nerve and brain tumors.
Our expertise means that you receive highly specialized care with access to advanced technology and innovative clinical trials. Our physicians focus on surgical precision with the goal of reducing damage to healthy tissue while eliminating your cancer. As experts in the area of stereotactic radiosurgery, our surgeons and radiation oncologists are able to reduce or remove many tumors without using traditional surgery. This means faster healing and a quicker recovery.
The Breast Cancer Program at Geisinger offers all of the advancements found at a major medical center with the convenience of being close to home. Our physicians use advanced technology to perform partial mastectomies and deliver radiation therapy while sparing healthy breast tissue.
At Geisinger, you'll have access to the latest breast imaging and treatment options, including:
Geisinger's high-risk and family history program offers genetic counseling and, if appropriate, genetic testing if you are at high risk. The cancer prevention program incorporates risk-reduction strategies such as medications or prophylactic surgery (in cases of extreme risk). In addition, our nurse navigator is specially trained in breast disease and breast cancer care. She will be your breast survivorship partner, offering you support throughout all phases of diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Our Cancer Center offers a full team of physicians skilled in the areas of colorectal, liver and pancreatic cancers. Early detection is your key to successful treatment and survival of these cancers:
At Geisinger, we have a team of specialists dedicated solely to helping you fight gynecologic cancer. Our fellowship-trained gynecologic oncologists work as part of a cancer team that includes pathologists, radiologists and radiation oncologists, counselors, advanced practitioners and a nursing support team specialized in treating cancer of the:
Our highly skilled and trained physicians provide the most effective and advanced screenings and treatments, including:
For over 60 years, the physicians at Geisinger have specialized in diagnosing and treating benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumors of the head and neck with surgery, radiation or chemotherapy.
Our team of otolaryngologists, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, and surgeons work together to determine the best course of treatment for your cancer of the:
With timely diagnosis, your kidney cancer can often be successfully treated. The specialists at Geisinger emphasize a minimally invasive, organ-sparing approach to kidney tumors when possible. Options include:
If you have cancer of the lung or esophagus, mediastinal tumors, or mesothelioma, our Lung and Esophageal Cancer Clinic gives you access to an entire team of medical professionals from the start of your diagnosis. Our clinic is focused on quick and efficient planning, so you can begin your treatment weeks or even months earlier than if you consulted with each specialist individually. Earlier treatment means you have a greater chance for survival.
If surgery is recommended, you may be eligible for a minimally invasive video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. The advantages of a VATS lobectomy include:
Traditional, or open, surgery is reserved for more complex cases, including large tumors or tumors in difficult locations.
When it comes to skin cancer, the experts at Geisinger offer you the latest in prevention, diagnosis and treatment options. We treat melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and Merkel cell carcinoma.
Our fellowship-trained surgeons are proficient in Mohs micrographic surgery, a technique that combines removal of the skin cancer with immediate microscopic viewing. Mohs has proven to be the most effective way to remove and cure certain skin cancers. Advantages include:
We also offer photodynamic therapy, a treatment option that reduces or eliminates sunspots on the skin to prevent future skin cancer. In this therapy, a concentrated form of a chemical that naturally occurs in the body is placed on the sunspots and exposed to a laser light.
For excellent orthopedic oncology care look no further. Our Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Clinic offers the latest surgical and nonsurgical treatments. You will have access to clinical trials as well as leading resources in innovative care.
We are home to one of the few fellowship-trained orthopaedic oncologists in the state, who works alongside our radiation, surgical and medical oncologists to treat lung, prostate, breast or kidney cancer that has metastasized to the bone, as well as cancers that occur first in the bone, such as:
Our urologists collaborate closely with specialists from other disciplines, such as medical and radiation oncology, to treat your prostate cancer while minimizing your risk of undesirable side effects, such as incontinence and impotence. Options include:
If you are facing testicular cancer, Geisinger can help you navigate your treatment options with the goal of minimizing the impact to your quality of life.
Initial treatment for this cancer often involves removing the affected testis and our surgeons emphasize organ-sparing techniques. Depending on the stage of your cancer, you may also have lymph nodes removed, as well as chemotherapy. Our medical oncologists participate in national cooperative group trials to offer new treatments that minimize side effects.