After the first shock of a cancer diagnosis, you may think you'll travel far and wide to get the best treatment. The truth is, there are proven treatments that produce the best outcomes and they are now available right here in Buffalo.
To provide high-quality care locally for cancer patients, Buffalo Hospital has assembled a team that includes:
We offer mastectomy reconstruction, lumpectomy and colorectal surgery. After surgical treatments, the medical oncologist works with patients to manage cancer and prevent recurrence with medicines, including chemotherapy.
Fighting cancer can seem overwhelming at times. At Buffalo Hospital, a cancer care coordinator, who is a registered nurse, guides you through the treatment process, helping make appointments for you, answering questions, monitoring follow-up, offering support groups and suggestions for post-mastectomy products in the case of breast cancer, and even attending appointments with you if you need it.
Also, a certified genetic counselor is available via telemedicine technology to help patients and their families assess their risk for cancer.
We also have specialty services like physical and occupational therapy, lymphedema therapy, pain management alternatives, spiritual support, nutritional support, aromatherapy and survivorship.
We offer support groups to provide a forum for those with cancer to share information and gain support from each other. For more information, call 763-684-7706 or view the cancer support group schedule.
Lorie Stemig, BSN, RN, patient care manager,
Virginia Piper Cancer Institute – Buffalo Hospital
Lorie Stemig, BSN, RN, patient care manager, Virginia Piper Cancer
Institute – Buffalo Hospital
Call 763-684-7747 for more about cancer care at Buffalo Hospital.
The rooms where patients receive chemotherapy have comfortable heated chairs, a recliner for a family member or friend, flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPads.