Learn about Your Treatment
At Northern Westchester Hospital’s (NWH) Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center in Mt. Kisco, New York, we make every effort to ensure that you receive the compassionate and comprehensive services you need while undergoing your treatment.
From diagnosis through treatment and follow-up care, we offer a complete continuum of care. A dedicated staff member will be assigned to help you navigate through the various doctors, services, and appointments that may be required during your treatment program. You will be guided from one service to another—with all information shared with your physician.
Your Care Team
You will be cared for by a team that oversees your treatments and education. Your treatment options are carefully reviewed by your Care Team and discussed with you and your family to determine the treatment that will result in the best possible outcome.
American Cancer Society Patient Navigators
Patient Navigators, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, assist and support cancer patients and their family from the time of diagnosis through treatment and recovery—providing information and assistance in accessing healthcare resources. For more information, call 914.242.8132.
Cancer Treatment Options
Our team of oncology experts is skilled in the latest techniques and technology used to treat cancer:
- Radiation Oncology
Northern Westchester Hospital offers a number of advanced treatments using radiation oncology.
- Medical Oncology / Chemotherapy
Under the careful supervision of Medical Oncologists at Northern Westchester Hospital, medicine is administered in our Infusion Center in the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, ensuring continuity of care.
- Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
Visit The Gamma Knife Center at NWH to read about this leading-edge treatment.
- Surgery and Minimally Invasive Procedures
When radical surgery can be avoided, surgeons at NWH perform laparoscopic surgery, avoiding the larger incision of standard surgery and diminishing the risk of bleeding. With smaller incisions, the degree of discomfort is reduced and your hospital stay is shortened. The latest surgical option is robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery.
- Hormone Therapy (HT)
For prostate and breast cancer, HT stops the production of the hormones that may be helping your tumor grow. While hormonal therapy does not completely eradicate cancer cells, the significant reduction of circulating hormones often leads to clinical remission. Hormonal therapy may be used with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), External Beam Radiation Therapy (EBRT), or Brachytherapy (BT) (see Radiation Oncology) when the cancer is of high grade or locally advanced. A Hormone Therapy injection is most commonly administered in the doctor’s office every 1 to 4 months. A hormone implant that lasts for a year is also available.
We encourage you to contact the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center in New York at 914.242.8115 or the Physician Referral Service at 877.4 NWH DOC for more information, or for a referral to an oncologist.