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Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Albany, NY

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Cancer Care / Oncology

The Oncology Service at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center employs the latest technologies, skilled medical professionals to care for the body, mind and total well-being of patients diagnosed with cancer.

Prevention and early diagnosis are key to limiting the health risks associated with cancer. Self-screening for certain cancers, such as breast or testicular cancer, should be done regularly. Other cancer screenings should be performed by a health care provider. Your Patient Aligned Care Team can provide more information about screenings appropriate for your age, gender, and medical history.

The medical services of the Oncology Department include:

  • Surgical removal of cancerous tissue
  • Immunotherapy, which helps the body’s natural defenses destroy cancer cells
  • Chemotherapy, the use of one or more powerful drugs to fight cancer
  • Radiotherapy, or high-energy radiation, to target and kill cancer cells and shrink tumors

Each cancer treatment plan is developed for the individual patient and may include professionals from a number of fields, including oncology and hematology, nutrition, social work, religious ministry and others. 

 

Contact Info

Location

  • 7A

Contact Number(s)

  • 518-626-6415

Hours of Operation

  • Mondya - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.