Cancers are a complex, unique group of diseases that require state-of-the-art care. Getting the best cancer care can make all the difference. It’s why St. Luke’s continually invests in the best medical technologies available today, and is often first in the region and even the state, to offer leading cancer treatments for all types of cancer. St. Luke’s patients have access to a team of cancer experts who work together to diagnose cancer and provide the most appropriate treatment options.
After your initial visit with your doctor, you may need additional testing to verify the exact type and stage of your cancer. This could include:
- Lab work, such as a urine sample or blood draw
- Biopsy: a tissue sample of the affected area
- Imaging, such as a PET scan or X-ray
These tests should be completed in a timely manner and may need to be repeated throughout your journey, since cancer is a constantly evolving condition. Your nurse navigator and our Hope Line 484-503-HOPE staff can assist you in scheduling any necessary appointments.