Cancer Prevention Programs
Adopting a healthy lifestyle has been shown to decrease your risk of developing cancer, possibly preventing this dreaded disease. That’s why Northern Westchester Hospital offers a number of cancer prevention programs to our community. Through expert nutrition consultation, smoking cessation clinics and fitness programs, we are here to help you adopt healthier lifestyle choices that can decrease your risk of developing cancer.
Nutrition and Exercise Programs
Research shows that 1 in every 3 cancers is linked to poor diet and lack of physical activity. Proper nutrition and exercise are essential to cancer prevention and an important part of cancer treatment. Dietitians will assess, guide and counsel patients in cancer prevention through nutrition.
Smoking Cessation Clinics
NWH offers FREE smoking cessation clinics for anyone in the community. Participants learn helpful integrative therapies such as relaxation therapy, aromatherapy, and acupuncture. Everything is free of charge – educational tools, nicotine therapy, along with help and guidance from a Respiratory Therapist. Every day that you’re smoke free equals lower risk of lung, prostate, ovarian, and cervical cancers.
Commit to quit, today! Call 914.666.1868.
Through Northern Westchester Hospital’s cancer prevention program and funding from the Cancer Services Program, NY State Department of Health, we provide breast, colon and lung cancer screening services for uninsured/underinsured residents of Northern Westchester County, between the ages of 50 and 64. For information on eligibility and to make an appointment please call 914.666.1289.
Of course some cancers can’t be prevented. Early detection can significantly improve your outcome. Armed with knowledge and understanding of potential cancer risks, you and your doctors are in a better position to determine appropriate surveillance measures and possible risk reducing strategies to detect cancer early and decrease the chance to develop cancer.
Medical & Surgical Intervention
Women who are found to be at high risk for breast cancer may elect to have medical or surgical interventions to reduce their risk. Surgical intervention might include a hysterectomy, and if the woman is a candidate, the hysterectomy can be minimally invasive. Some women elect to have a mastectomy. Medical intervention can be prophylactic chemotherapy at the Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center.
For more information about our cancer prevention programs, please contact The Breast Institute.