Conquering Cancer Together

When You Come to us, Know This: You Are Not Alone

You will have a personal care team, along with many additional resources to help you with your physical and emotional health at each stage of your treatment and recovery.

Just as You Are Unique, Your Experience With Cancer is Equally Distinct

At the Cancer Center, individualized treatment planning and a team approach to care gives you the best chance for a long and satisfying life. While one doctor will be in charge of your care, you will have as many consulting specialists and subspecialists as needed during the course of your treatment.

It’s Your Life—Seize it

There are over 200 different types of cancer, and each type has particular treatments that have been proven to produce the best outcomes. You and your team will work together to formulate the treatment that is best for you.

You’ll have many questions. Don’t hesitate to ask. Your doctor will provide you with as much information as you request. Just make your wishes known.

And to help you live your life as fully and naturally as possible, you will receive most of your treatment as an outpatient. Throughout your care, you’ll come to the Center for treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell or marrow transplants, but you’ll be able to spend most of your time at home where you can be most comfortable.

Where We Take Care of You

The Cancer Center provides patient care in several convenient locations:

  • Your oncologists or hematologists will, most likely, see you on the:
    • Third floor of the Ambulatory Care Center (AC-3), located off the main lobby of Strong Memorial Hospital. Get directions
    • Ground floor clinics in the Cancer Center on Crittenden Boulevard. Get directions
  • Radiation therapy is administered on the ground floor of the Cancer Center. Get directions
  • Chemotherapy is provided in the Cancer Center Outpatient Clinic located on the third floor of the Ambulatory Care Center (AC-3). Get directions
  • If surgery is necessary, adults will be admitted to either Strong Memorial Hospital or Highland Hospital, both located in Western NY. Children will be admitted to Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong. In this eventuality, the inpatient attending oncologist will oversee your care and coordinate with your primary oncologist as needed.
  • If your oncologist recommends emergency treatment, the Strong Memorial Hospital Emergency Department physicians will provide your care in coordination with your oncologist.

Our Credentials

The Center is a major resource for comprehensive cancer careresearch, education, and community outreach in central New York State.

We provide a wide range of state-of-the-art treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, blood and bone marrow transplantation, or combinations of these and other therapies. Our patients have access to the highest quality treatment, often before it’s widely available elsewhere.

Patients who are eligible can volunteer to participate in clinical trials. Clinical trials are studies that investigate ways to prevent, detect and/or treat cancer, as well as ways to lessen the impact of the disease through improved quality of life during treatment.

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