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NWH's Cancer Center Offers Big City Care With Community Compassion

Sandy chose NWH for her breast cancer radiation treatment because big city hospitals didn't offer her the compassionate expertise she was looking for.
Sandy chose NWH for her breast cancer radiation treatment because big city hospitals didn't offer her the compassionate expertise she was looking for. Video Credit: Northern Westchester Hospital

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- For many patients seeking cancer treatment, compassion and caring is as important as the medical procedures available. This understanding is at the heart of Northern Westchester Hospital's patient-centered cancer care, where doctors and staff treat patients as a humans first.

When battling cancer, the prospect of regularly traveling long distances to get cancer treatments such as radiation therapy can be daunting, adding unnecessary stress for many patients. At Northern Westchester Hospital, those fighting cancer receive integrative therapies along with state-of-the art medical care close to home. Not having to venture into New York City for radiation treatments means less time of the day is taken up with travel, and it’s easier for caregivers and loved ones to be at patients sides.

There are a number of leading edge radiation therapies used to treat cancer now available at Northern Westchester Hospital. Radiation therapy precisely targets the cancer and is highly effective at destroying cancer cells’ ability to reproduce. Northern Westchester Hospital offers varying positioning capabilities to best localize radiation therapies and reduce or eliminate the impact on healthy tissue.

Northern Westchester's Cancer Health & Wellness Program gives patients access to an array of supportive therapies, including nutritional counseling, fitness, emotional support and a variety of integrative medicine techniques, such as aromatherapy, acupuncture, reflexology, clinical massage and Reiki. Many patients report that the Hospital's focus on patient well-being and comfort during cancer treatments has a positive impact on reducing their anxiety and promoting healing.

Surrounding a patient with compassion in a relaxing setting is integral to the medicine provided at NWH. Patients at Northern Westchester Hospital experience a personal touch not always found at high-octane big city hospitals.

Watch the video above to hear a patient describe her experience in Northern Westchester Hospital's holistic patient care.

To learn more about the Cancer Health & Wellness Program, visit Northern Westchester Hospital's Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center.

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