We deliver cancer care that’s on par with some of the nation’s best programs. Our comprehensive approach means you receive treatments, support and helpful services – such as rehabilitative therapies – all in one program.

We see new patients as quickly as possible – often in just a few days. And we are looking forward to seeing you. To help you get the most out of your time with us, here are some tips and information so you can prepare for your appointment.

Visiting Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute: What to expect

We offer multidisciplinary clinics for many types of cancer, including breast cancer and colorectal cancer, allowing you to meet with multiple experts in one visit. Our doctors, including medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, will get to know you and develop a personalized treatment plan. Find out more about our multidisciplinary cancer clinics.

When you visit the Cancer Institute, we will:

  • Perform a physical examination
  • Recommend additional tests, if needed, such as genetic testing for cancer to learn more about your family’s history of cancer
  • Explain your cancer treatment options and help you determine the treatments that best meet your needs
  • Connect you with members of our cancer support team, including social workers who specialize in helping people with cancer. Find out more about cancer support services.
  • Provide you with next steps for your care, such as a date for surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy

How to prepare for your appointment at the Cancer Institute

Please have the following on hand when you arrive for your appointment:

  • Completed health questionnaire (we typically send the questionnaire to you by mail in advance of your appointment)
  • Copies of lab reports, X-rays or other tests if you have them
  • Health insurance card
  • List of current medications, vitamins and supplements and any drug allergies
  • Questions you may have for our cancer care team
  • Photo ID
  • Physician referrals (if necessary)

Cancer financial coordination services

Insurance covers many of our services, including second opinions for cancer. Calling your insurance provider in advance of your visit can help you find out more about your benefits.

If you need help paying for your care, our financial coordinators are available to discuss your options. Learn more about cancer care financial coordination services.


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Receive personalized recommendations from our team of cancer experts in a single visit.

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance (MSK Cancer Alliance) member

Our membership in the MSK Cancer Alliance brings you world-class care close to home.

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