Urologic Cancer

Multidisciplinary Urologic Cancer Care

Urologic cancers are complex diseases that require several different treatment methods to ensure the best outcomes. That’s where we come in. At Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, our team focuses specifically on urologic malignancies of the bladder, kidney, prostate, testes, and urethral. Because no two cancer patients are the same, we offer a true multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat all types and stages of urologic cancers, and to ensure every patient receives an individualized treatment plan offering them the best opportunity for success. Our team meets regularly to discuss cases so that patients benefit from the input of a variety of experts from different specialties. Throughout diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, we emphasize ongoing communication with patients, families, and referring physicians.

Before your first appointment

When you schedule your first appointment, our staff may ask about the nature of your problem and your physician's arrangements for your care. This helps us provide the most efficient plan for your care.

We need all of your medical records related to your urological condition at the time of your first visit. This includes any X-rays or previous surgery records.

If you need to obtain X-rays or records from a doctor other than the physician who referred you, please have these sent to us before your first appointment.

It is also very important for our medical staff to know exactly what medications you take and if you have any known drug allergies. Please bring this information with you for your office appointment.

Scheduling Appointments

You may schedule an appointment by calling 717-531-8887.

It is important for you to understand your treatment plan, so we encourage questions. Before you come in for your appointment, we suggest that you take a moment to write down any questions you want to ask the physician.

When you arrive at the office, please tell the staff if you have changed your address, telephone number, primary doctor, insurance coverage or other important information.

Canceling

We ask for at least 24 hours notice when you need to cancel or change your appointment. This gives us the opportunity to give an appointment to a patient with an urgent need. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your appointment.