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Navigating Cancer Care

From the moment someone suspects they have cancer, they need answers. We understand. That’s why we developed our own diagnostic protocol. It’s designed to help patients get from uncertainty to an accurate diagnosis, quickly. And, just as quickly, we build a multi-specialist team and personalized care plan around each patient’s type of cancer and other health needs.

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Navigating Your Cancer Journey

Cancer care is about more than tests and treatments. With our multidisciplinary approach, you’ll get a dedicated team built around you, starting with an expert for your specific cancer and specialists in treatment approaches that fit your lifestyle. No matter where you are in your journey, we’re here to help.

From screening tests to your first appointment and treatment preparation, we’ll help you know what to expect so you’ll feel prepared and supported.

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Cancer Diagnosis and Staging

Time matters, so getting from diagnosis to treatment to aftercare is a process that needs to happen as quickly as possible. When multiple disciplines come together, you can get back to your life sooner.

Cancer Treatments Personalized to You

Every person is unique, which is why every cancer treatment plan requires a personalized approach. Your cancer care team includes world-class specialists who consider everything—from the type of cancer you have and its stage to your lifestyle—when designing a treatment plan.

Then we’ll quickly work to come up with a personalized treatment plan, which may include discussing if one of our more than 320 cancer clinical trials makes sense for you.

 

Surgery, or surgery in combination with other treatments, may be the best option for some people with cancer. Learn more about cancer surgery.

Sometimes called “chemo,” chemotherapy uses drugs or medicines to stop the growth of or eliminate cancer cells. Learn more about chemotherapy for cancer.

Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and eliminate cancer cells. Learn more about radiation therapy for cancer.

Using information from your body’s genes or proteins, we can develop a treatment plan tailored just for you. Learn more about precision medicine for cancer.

Specific hormones can slow or stop the growth of certain kinds of cancer. Learn more about hormone therapy for cancer.

If your cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, organs or tissues, you may benefit from regional therapy. Learn more about regional therapy for cancer.

Breakthrough therapies can train your immune system to become an ally in eliminating advanced or treatment-resistant cancers. Learn more about immunotherapy for cancer.

Bone marrow transplants replace cells affected by cancer with healthy ones. Learn more about our cutting-edge research and bone marrow transplant and cellular therapy for cancer, including CAR T-Cell therapy.

Patient & Family Support

We offer comprehensive support to meet your physical, spiritual and emotional needs—at any point in your cancer journey. And because a cancer diagnosis affects so many, our free support services are open to spouses, partners and all family members.

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Learn more about cancer care at Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center.