Washington Health System Cancer Care provides a coordinated program of care encompassing surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, inpatient care, hospice and palliative care, mammography, education, support groups, and more. This includes prevention, detection, treatment, support and education. All are a vital part of the process.

Washington Health System Cancer Center is in partnership with UPMC Hillman Cancer Center to bring state-of-the-art radiation therapy, improved diagnostic capabilities, and other support services to residents in our communities. With this partnership, patients have convenient access to treatments, such as respiratory gating and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), the most advanced radiation therapy available, as well as the full resources of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center facilities, without always having to travel. As part of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network,  one of the largest integrated cancer networks in the nation, and western Pennsylvania’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, patients have access to the latest cancer treatment trials, as well as the research activities at UPMC.

WHS Washington Hospital

155 Wilson Ave, Washington, PA
Phone: (724) 223-3788
Fax: (724) 229-2055

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Part of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

470 Johnson Rd, Washington, PA
Phone: (724) 223-3816

For more information, please visit UPMC Hillman Cancer Center online or click on the services below.

Medical oncology services at Washington Health System are provided by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Washington. This allows patients to receive the highest level of cancer care without leaving their communities.

Patients are provided with exceptional care through the entire course and treatment of their disease. Our many services include:

  • Screening and early detection
  • Symptom management
  • Supportive care
  • Clinical diagnosis
  • Access to latest treatments including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and newer treatments with “targeted” anti-cancer agents
  • Access to clinical trials through UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Whether you have been newly diagnosed, are a new patient or are currently receiving treatment, our approach to caring for the patient with cancer focuses on treating the whole patient, not just the disease.

Radiation therapy (sometimes called radiotherapy or irradiation) is a type of cancer treatment that uses high-energy waves of X-rays delivered by a machine called a linear accelerator. In high doses, radiation kills cells or keeps them from growing or dividing.

Radiotherapy can be used alone or in combination with chemotherapy and/or surgery to treat many kinds of cancer. Radiation oncologists work closely with medical and surgical oncologists to tailor treatment to each patient’s specific needs, based on the type of cancer, its location and size.

Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is a state-of-the-art treatment that delivers radiation to a tumor with more precision and accuracy, resulting in fewer side effects for the patient.

Successful IMRT therapy requires the expertise of highly specialized physicists to support the treatment planning process. Washington Health System Radiation Oncology in partnership with UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, works in tandem with nationally recognized specialists at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Shadyside, via telemedicine capabilities, to develop an individualized treatment plan for each patient.

Physicians