Treatment & Services

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On-site Laboratory

Lancaster Cancer Center provides an onsite laboratory for the ease and convenience of our patients. We offer a large test menu of studies we perform in house. All testing performed in house takes as little as a few minutes to the completion by the end of the same day. Studies not performed in house are directed to the appropriate hospital or reference laboratory for testing. We also have the capabilities of performing studies for outside patients as well.

We, in the laboratory, as well as office wide, are sensitive to the insurance needs of our patients.  We are careful to make certain that any testing we perform is covered by insurance – once deductibles and copays are met.

Our laboratory staff is comprised of Medical Technologists licensed with the American Society of Clinical Pathologist. The laboratory is both CLIA (Federal) and State licensed. In order to maintain our licensure, we are required to enroll and meet the standards of a State approved testing facility, in our case the American Association of Bioanalysts.

Our testing is performed on state-of-the-art equipment which is kept in excellent condition by daily maintenance and cleansing procedures as mandated both by the manufacturers as well as our licensing agencies.

Physician-Directed Dispensing Pharmacy

dispensaryLancaster Cancer Center is pleased to provide you with the option to fill your oral medication prescriptions right here before you leave our Center, for the same co-pay as any drugstore.

In some cases, we can provide generic medications for less than your co-pay, saving you a trip to the drug store, time and effort if there are insurance issues with your prescription. We carry most commonly used medications associated with chemotherapy and Hematology treatment. We can directly bill most insurance carriers and will work through any insurance problems quickly and efficiently in order to give you the best possible care. Please talk to our Dispensary team members about this option and see if we can serve you.

Treatment

treatmentYour physician, after careful review, will recommend a course of treatment based on your diagnosis and other important factors. Because each individual is p different, treatments may vary even if you have a similar diagnosis as others.

Chemotherapy

We strive to provide the most comprehensive and effective medical oncology care. With the advent of complementary pharmaceuticals and skillfully administered procedures, our patients find that chemotherapy-related side effects are kept to a minimum. Friends and families are welcome in our open, pleasant treatment area at all times.

Hematology

The Lancaster Cancer Center offers care for people with a variety of cancers that develop in the bone marrow or blood and lymph nodes, including leukemias, lymphomas and multiple myeloma. We also treat patients with benign (noncancerous) blood disorders, such as anemia and aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), as well as people with coagulation and thrombotic disorders. We offer a full range of standard and innovative treatments, including less toxic chemotherapy. Lancaster Cancer Center can help you become enrolled in promising clinical trials. We have a dedicated room for diagnostic bone marrow procedures and a comfortable treatment area. Because we are committed to finding new treatments and helping to improve patient outcomes, our clinical staff is involved in number of clinical trials concerning hematological disorders.

Nursing

The nursing staff at Lancaster Cancer Center is a skilled, dedicated and oncology focused team providing exceptional care, compassionate support and knowledgeable information to patients and their families in the treatment of oncology care. Several of our registered nurses are Oncology Certified. The nursing team participates in the Lancaster Red Rose ONS Chapter which enriches and supports educational opportunities to its members.