Published on July 15, 2013

Leading breast cancer treatment in Philadelphia

New developments in radiology and brachytherapy at Mercy Fitzgerald.

mammography screeningThe Mercy Cancer Center at Mercy Fitzgerald offers the best of two worlds: leading-edge medical expertise in a comfortable community hospital setting.

“I think of it as a blend of academic and community,” says Eugene Choi, MD, hematologist/oncologist. “We have all the reasons people think they have to go to a big academic hospital—the latest technology, the specialists—all in a neighborhood setting.”

Mercy Fitzgerald’s cancer specialists can treat nearly any type of cancer. Patients who are treated elsewhere can also receive follow-up treatment at Mercy Fitzgerald.

The Mercy Cancer Center is home to:

  • A state-of-the-art infusion center for chemotherapy— Free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and complimentary parking offer comfort and convenience for patients.
  • Cancer specialists—Not only is Mercy Fitzgerald home base for Dr. Choi, but it’s also home to other cancer specialists, including surgeons, radiation oncologists, a nurse navigator and a clinical trials nurse.
  • A radiation oncology department that offers the latest treatment techniques, such as external beam therapy and brachytherapy, including high-dose rate and low-dose rate therapies.
  • Specialty and support services—Cancer patients often need additional specialty services such as pathology, radiology and surgery. “Interventional radiology is close by, as are offices for thoracic and other surgeries, and a resource room for our support groups,” says Dr. Choi. “Being under one roof makes it easy for patients. They don’t have to leave the building.”