Cancer Care

We believe that caring for a cancer patient requires a dedicated team approach and an excellent standard of care treatment. St. John's Riverside Hospital provides a comprehensive plan that treats both the medical and the psychosocial needs of our patients. We strive to enhance the overall patient experience and optimize outcomes. 

St. John's Riverside Hospital oncology department offers leading screening tests that are focused on early detection. Getting screening tests regularly may find breast, cervical, and colorectal (colon) cancers early, when treatment is likely to work best. 

Our Oncology department is staffed with the area’s leading physicians as well as a dedicated staff of certified nurses. They provide a variety of new cancer treatment procedures using the latest cancer care treatment technology. We provide oncology surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy treatment as well as several other modalities for our patients. 

As a courtesy to our oncology patients, St. John's Riverside Hospital provides the services of a Patient Navigator. Your navigator serves as a proactive guide to help you “navigate” all available necessary information from the professional and supportive staff as well as community resources that will make the journey to recovery more understandable and positive. They also provide assistance in obtaining medical records from other facilities, as well as making timely appointments for your tests and physician exams.

For more information on our Patient Navigator Services click here.

St. John's Riverside Hospital offers Palliative Care designed to help a person have the best possible quality of life as his or her cancer progresses. The focus of Palliative Care is on living each day as fully as possible by relieving pain, improving emotional, mental and spiritual well-being and supporting family members of the person who has cancer.

For more information on our Palliative Care Services click here.

2014 Cancer Program News
The St. John’s Riverside Hospital (SJRH) Lung Screening Program is a service offered in the community of Westchester allowing for early cancer detection using CT Scanning. This low-dose scanning technique allows radiologists to detect tumors and nodules (masses less that 3mm) that chest x-ray machines are unable to detect. Early screenings of your lungs increase the chances of early lung cancer detection allowing for more successful treatments. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 160,000 people die each year from lung cancer.1 To learn more about our Lung Screening and how to enroll in the program, call the Central Scheduling Department at (914) 964-4329. Read more

2013 Cancer Program News
St. John’s Riverside Hospital’s Cancer Care Program annually submits data on all its cancer patients to the National Cancer Database (NCDB). The NCDB then reviews the information and issues its findings concerning St. John’s Riverside Hospital’s ability to meet national treatment guidelines. This is its report on colon cancer cases diagnosed in 2011 at St. John’s Riverside Hospital.

At least 12 regional lymph nodes are removed and pathologically examined for resected colon cancer.    This occurred in 100% of patients.

2012 Cancer Program News
The Cancer Committee of St. John’s Riverside Hospital is proud to announce the outcomes of it’s 2012 Tobacco Free and Smoking Cessation Prevention and Screening Programs.

  • Tobacco Free facilities
  • Successful testimonials from people who participated in Cold Laser Therapy to quit smoking. Offered by the Holistic Care Department of St. John’s Riverside Hospital. (See press releases for information and testimonials.)
  • A smoking cessation support group for women participating in the St. John’s Behavioral Health Program.
  • New as of June 2012, Nicotine Replacement therapy (NRT). Over 7,000 treatments were provided.

For more information about Cancer Care, please contact: (914) 964-4327

Or call our Physician Referral Service at (914) 964-4DOC (4362) for a recommended doctor.



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