Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

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

  • Cryotherapy
    Cryotherapy treatment for prostate cancer is used in those rare instances when the cancer returns or with organ-confined prostate cancer.

  • Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization
    This testing technique is used to identify particular DNA sequences in cells, tissues and tumors that may be cancerous.

  • Laparoscopic & Robotic Radical Prostatectomy
    If you are suffering from prostate cancer, our urologists can offer a laparoscopic or robotic-assisted prostatectomy.

  • Nephrectomy
    If you are diagnosed with a tumor of the kidney or another condition that prevents the kidney from functioning properly, a nephrectomy may be required.

  • 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.