The Bryn Mawr Hospital Cancer Center provides the most up-to-date
advances in the fight against breast, prostate, colorectal, lung, head
and neck, gynecologic and other cancers. We offer the highest quality
care, close to home and family. At Bryn Mawr, patients have access to a
full range of advanced cancer treatments, both inpatient and outpatient.
Nationally Recognized Experts
When it comes to cancer care, you want to know that you are being
treated by the best. The medical experts at Bryn Mawr Hospital have been
pioneers in breast, ovarian, lung, prostate and colorectal cancer.
Surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other
specialists work together to identify and treat a wide range of cancers.
Outpatient chemotherapy and radiation therapy services are just some of
the treatment options that are prescribed individually for each patient.
Access to the latest clinical research is essential in offering a
well-rounded, comprehensive cancer program. Main Line Health is one of
only 50 institutions in the U.S. to be designated by the National Cancer
Institute as a Community Clinical Oncology Program. This designation
allows us to work cooperatively with major academic centers, such as the
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, to offer patients an
opportunity to participate in preventive and treatment research trials.
Some examples of current trials available include STAR, the study of
tamoxifen and raloxifene for the prevention of breast cancer, and
SELECT, the study of selenium and vitamin E for the prevention of
prostate cancer. Currently more than 90 trials are available.
Early Detection, Screening and Prevention Programs
Early detection and prevention are key to fighting cancer. Bryn
Mawr Hospital routinely offers screening programs to educate the
community about the early detection and monitoring of cancer.
Risk-assessment programs are offered at Bryn Mawr Hospital to
help families and individuals determine their risk for certain cancers
(breast, prostate, colorectal) and make informed healthcare decisions
about preventive care. These confidential programs utilize the expertise
of physicians, genetic counselors and nurses. We also offer community
education programs, where our cancer experts present seminars on the
latest advances in cancer care and prevention.
The Most Advanced Technology
The Bryn Mawr Hospital Cancer Center currently houses some of the most
technologically advanced equipment available in mammography and
radiation therapy. Our Radiation Oncology Suite includes
intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to treat various cancers.
IMRT represents a significant advance in radiation oncology, allowing
physicians to intensify the radiation dose to cancer cells while
limiting damaging exposure to surrounding healthy organs and tissues.
We also offer an outpatient procedure called brachytherapy, which
involves the implantation of radioactive sources directly into the
cancerous site. These radiation seed implants are an effective treatment
for prostate, gynecologic and other cancers. For certain patients with
special clinical conditions, brachytherapy can offer additional
Patients at the Bryn Mawr Hospital Cancer Center also have access
to the latest computer-aided diagnostic imaging technologies, including
positron-emission tomography (PET) scanning, computed tomography (CT)
scanning and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Meeting the Special Needs of Our Patients
Our unique approach to care includes a wide variety of services to make
coping with and treating cancer a less stressful and uncomfortable
Pain and Symptom Management Program
Oncology-certified nurses, in coordination with the cancer treatment
team, can help patients manage symptoms such as pain, fatigue and
Lymphedema Management Program
Following surgery, some patients may experience lymphedema, a
swelling of the limbs due to to insufficient drainage of the lymphatic
system. The Cancer Center offers an individualized program with
specially trained therapists to help patients prevent or treat painful
symptoms and promote recovery. more
The Cancer Center has a dedicated oncology social worker who addresses
issues like community resource referral, coping with illness,
family and relationship concerns, and financial or insurance needs.
Group and individual counseling is also available.
Free Wig Program for Cancer Patients
Free wigs are available to cancer patients who are experiencing hair
loss due to cancer treatments to help them look and feel their
Home Care, Hospice and Bereavement Services
Specialized services are offered through Main Line
Health HomeCare & Hospice. A multidisciplinary team that
specializes in oncology works with each family to develop a plan that
addresses individual needs.
Comprehensive Breast Center
This specialized center features the latest in diagnostic and treatment
technology, including digital mammography. more
The Bryn Mawr Hospital Cancer Center—the best care, close to
Bryn Mawr Hospital
New Appointments 1.866.CALL.MLH or 484.580.1000
Bryn Mawr Hospital
130 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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