Cancer Care that Meets Your Needs
NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
At NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, we are devoted to providing exceptional cancer care in a warm and nurturing environment, right here in your community. With doctors from the National Cancer Institute-designated Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of Columbia University Irving Medical Center, you'll receive seamless care from a team that is part of a top academic medical institution.
In addition to renowned medical experts, advanced technologies, and access to clinical trials, we take a holistic approach to your wellness that nurtures your mind, body, and spirit. You can receive cancer screening, diagnostic testing, and the latest treatments in one convenient location.
What We Treat
We care for people with or at risk for:
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Prostate, kidney, bladder, and other urologic cancers
- Colorectal, hepatobiliary, and other digestive cancers
- Endometrial, cervical, ovarian, and other gynecologic cancers
- Leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers
- Head and neck cancers
- Brain tumors
Screening & Diagnosis
We perform exams to detect cancers in their early, most curable stages, including screening tests for breast, prostate, colorectal, lung, cervical, and skin cancers. Genetic counseling and testing are available for people with an elevated risk of cancer due to family history. If cancer is suspected, our team offers imaging tests, including advanced techniques such as PET/CT scanning, blood tests, and fine-needle and surgical biopsies to confirm the diagnosis. We also perform genetic profiling of some cancers to see if they can be treated with targeted therapies that zero in on the molecular changes driving cancer's growth.
How We Treat Cancer
We offer a range of treatments, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapies, and immunotherapy. We can also connect you with clinical trials for promising treatment approaches.
Minimally invasive cancer surgery
Whenever possible, our cancer surgeons operate through small incisions, resulting in less discomfort after surgery and enabling you to return to your usual level of activity sooner. Most of these procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, and some are completed using robotic-assisted surgery. If you need a larger operation, our surgeons have the expertise to perform those procedures as well.
You can receive chemotherapy and/or immunotherapy in our modern and comfortable Infusion Center — a spacious suite with natural light, private televisions, and Wi-Fi access. You'll receive your treatments from experienced oncology nurses with specialized training to monitor your side effects and comfort. We also offer targeted therapies, many of which can be taken at home.
The latest radiation therapy technologies take aim at your cancer while sparing nearby healthy tissue, resulting in fewer side effects than older radiation therapy approaches. These include:
- Tomotherapy, including advanced image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) that uses CT scanning to ensure accurate patient set-up. Tomotherapy employs a "helical" treatment delivery system to ensure the tumor is precisely targeted while minimizing the radiation dose to surrounding healthy tissue.
- Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery, which allow for an increased treatment dose to the tumor with pinpoint precision — sometimes in a single treatment session
- Newer technologies such as intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) for early-stage breast cancer, SpaceOAR™ pretreatment to minimize the side effects of prostate cancer radiation therapy, and Xofigo® radioisotope injection for advanced prostate cancer
Our Approach to Care
Our multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, cancer surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, palliative care physicians, social workers, therapists, nutritionists, and Magnet®-recognized nurses closely collaborates to develop a plan of care tailored to your needs. A patient navigator serves as your point of contact to coordinate the various components of your care, answer any questions you may have, and link you with the support services you and your family need. Our goal is to build a partnership with you in every phase of your care, from diagnosis through treatment and into survivorship.
Your team convenes regularly via daily consultations and weekly Tumor Board meetings to discuss your case and determine the best course of care. The teams also participate in videoconferences with our colleagues at the Columbia University campus in New York City for additional consultation on complex cases.
Why Choose Us
The cancer physicians at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley take a research-based approach to cancer treatment, based on nationally recognized guidelines. Their active participation in professional organizations ensures you benefit from the latest breakthroughs in cancer care. But your care doesn't stop there: our supportive services may include nutrition education, health cooking demonstrations, exercise, acupuncture, and rehabilitation to relieve the stress and discomfort of cancer and its treatment.
After treatment is completed, your personalized "blueprint for healthy living" includes plans for follow-up visits and cancer screenings, recommendations for wellness and healthy living, and referrals to community resources and specialists to connect you with the support, education, and resources you need. When you come to us for cancer care, we are here for you for life. Call us today to learn how we can care for you or your loved one.