|We encourage you to begin your quest for information right here with us. In addition to being the region's leading provider of community-based cancer care, our physicians and staff are actively involved in a broad range of community outreach efforts, serving on local boards and committees, providing public education and awareness and participating in wellness and prevention activities.
We know that a diagnosis of cancer or a blood related disorder can be overwhelming and frightening. But we're ready to answer your questions, assist you in making informed decisions about your care and offer the guidance that will help you face your illness with confidence.
There are many sources of information, from the internet and popular media to well-intentioned friends and family. It's important to remember, not everything you read or hear about may be entirely accurate or applicable to you and your particular diagnosis.
In addition to direct patient care services, there are NYOH-sponsored chemotherapy classes, group and individual counseling sessions and regularly scheduled support group meetings. There is also a wide array of community-based services available to patients and their families.
- American Cancer Society's Patient Navigator Program – Recognizing the importance of a strong support network for patients and their families, New York Oncology Hematology has a well- established relationship with the American Cancer Society. Available at many NYOH sites is the American Cancer Society's Patient Navigator Program which helps patients meet the challenges associated with a diagnosis of cancer. For information, please speak with your nurse provider at your NYOH practice location.
- Capital Region Cancer Consortium – New York Oncology Hematology is a member of the Capital Region Cancer Consortium, a network of cancer community providers who collaborate and advocate for awareness, availability, and accessibility of programs and services for cancer patients. The consortium serves as a single point of contact for questions regarding treatment reimbursement and social services, including financial planning and legal support. For information contact the American Cancer Society's Loudonville office at 438-7841.
- Capital District Cancer Resource Foundation – The Capital District Cancer Resource Foundation was established by physicians and staff of New York Oncology Hematology in 2000. The not-for-profit organization provides assistance to patients and/or their families who experience financial difficulties while undergoing treatment. The foundation serves as an important safety net, providing stop-gap assistance for medications not covered by insurance, transportation costs, caregiver expenses and other essential needs. For information contact the Patient Benefits Representative at your NYOH practice location.
The list of web addresses to the right includes but is not limited to local, regional and national agencies that provide services to individuals with cancer and blood disorders.
New York Oncology Hematology provides this list for informational purposes only; it should not be viewed as an endorsement of any particular agency or as a substitute for appropriate medical information from your health care providers.