Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Acupuncture
    Our licensed acupuncturists will stimulate specific points on your body with the intention of regulating the flow of vital energy, thus restoring balance and reducing pain or other symptoms.

  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
    This procedure can be done through a small incision in the armpit at the time of a lumpectomy or mastectomy to see if the cancer has spread.

  • Biopsy
    A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue or cells from the body for examination under a microscope.

  • Brachytherapy
    Has been shown to be highly effective in treating many types of cancer, and is particularly effective for small, localized tumors.

  • Breast Reconstruction
    Our breast reconstructive surgeons can offer women several options depending upon their specific body type and breast cancer treatment.

  • Chemotherapy
    Chemotherapy has the ability to reach cancer that may have spread, even microscopically, throughout the body.

  • DEXA Scan
    DEXA scans use special X-rays to measure how many grams of calcium and other bone minerals are packed into a segment of bone to detect osteoporosis.

  • Herbal Medicine
    Medicines made from plant extracts offer a different and frequently very helpful way to treat pain and illness.

  • Homeopathic Medicine
    Homeopathic medicine is intended to stimulate the body's own healing abilities and utilizes a wide range of mostly naturally occurring substances such as plants and minerals.

  • Lumpectomy
    Unlike a mastectomy, which removes the entire breast, a lumpectomy entails the removal of cancerous tissue while sparing the rest of breast.

  • MRI
    Our specialists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of organs and tissues to help detect many conditions.

  • Mammogram
    Using digital technology, our physicians are able to obtain images of the breast that are of higher contrast and show finer detail to allow for more thorough evaluations.

  • Mastectomy
    If it is determined that breast conservation is not an option or if you choose a mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer, our skilled plastic surgeons may be able to provide immediate breast reconstruction.

  • Nuclear Medicine Scan
    A nuclear medicine scan is a test that produces pictures of organs and areas of the body that cannot be seen well with standard X-rays.

  • PET & PET CT
    Positron emission tomography (PET) is an imaging study that is most commonly performed for the oncology patient for the diagnosis, staging and restaging of tumors, and for monitoring therapy.

  • Radiation Therapy
    If you are concerned with how radiation may affect your health, Jefferson physicians have made great strides in reducing the effects of radiation on normal tissue surrounding the tumor being treated.

  • Rapid Access Radiation Therapy (RAP-PT)
    Rapid Access Radiation Therapy provides pain relief for cancer that has spread to the bone as a source of comfort for patients with advanced cancer. It can be used as an alternative to narcotics or in addition to other pain medications.