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Albany Stratton VA Medical Center Albany, NY

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Cancer Care

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.

Cancer Program offers:

  • 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
  • Palliative care for symptom control

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. 

For a copy of the 2016 Annual Report or email (518-626-6434)


Contact Info


  • 9A

Contact Number(s)

  • 518-626-6434

Hours of Operation

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