Full Spectrum of Cancer Care
Fighting cancer takes physicians and family. Science and support. Treatment and trust. That's why, at Catholic Health Cancer Institutes across Long Island, you’ll receive the highest caliber of personalized cancer care designed to treat the whole person and not just the disease.
We take a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach that addresses nutritional, social, emotional, and spiritual needs to complement a range of advanced medical options. And since you won’t have to venture far from home, the people and places that keep your spirits high are always within reach.
Cancer Prevention & Screening
Health screenings help with early diagnosis of cancer.
Catholic Health offers advanced treatments and support services.
Catholic Health is committed to helping you on your journey to optimal wellness.
Exclusive Clinical Trials
Catholic Health, through its partnership with the Roswell Park Care Network, is the only health system in the New York metropolitan area participating in a clinical trial to examine the impact of lung cancer treatment immunotherapy, CIMAvax-EGF. To date, more than 5,000 lung cancer patients globally have been treated with this EGF-depleting immunotherapy. Several international studies have indicated improved overall survival and quality of life for patients receiving the treatment.
Personalized, Patient-Focused Care
"We want to be there to greet them, to navigate them, and to do the best that we can to care for them. Clinical excellence with personalized attention."
Dr. Bhoomi Mehrotra, Catholic Health chair of cancer services, talks about the patient-centered, compassionate care that distinguishes Catholic Health Cancer Institutes across Long Island.
Comprehensive Cancer Care
Additional cancers we diagnose and treat:
Bone cancer starts in the cells that make up your bones. It is a rare form of cancer. Cancer that begins in another part of your body and spreads to your bones is more common.
There are several types of bone tumors, including:
- Benign tumors—noncancerous growths that do not spread to other tissues or organs.
- Bone metastases—cancer that spreads from another area of your body such as your breasts, lungs or prostate and begins growing in your bones as well.
- Blood cancers—start in the blood-forming cells of your bone marrow.
- Bone cancers—malignant tumors that start in your bones called sarcomas.
A brain tumor is a mass of abnormal cells that develops in your brain. Tumors can be noncancerous or benign. This means they do not contain cancer cells. Others are metastatic, which means cancer started in another part of your body and migrated to your brain.
Brain tumors grow at different rates, depending on their type, size and location. These factors also determine the impact on your body’s ability to function. Some brain tumors may be life-threatening.
Cancers of the head and neck include cancers that originate in your head and throat, not including cancers of the eye or brain cancer. This type of cancer usually begins in the cells that line the surfaces in your mouth, nose and throat. Head and neck cancers can also start in your salivary glands. However, that type of cancer is rare.
Bladder cancer starts in the tissues of your bladder. Your bladder is a hollow, muscular organ located in your abdomen. It stores your urine. Bladder cancer often starts in the cells found in your kidneys and the tubes that connect your bladder and kidneys. They are also located in the cells that line the inside of your bladder, called urothelial cells.
Kidney cancer begins in your kidneys — bean-shaped organs about the size of your fist located on each side of your spine behind your abdomen. Your kidneys filter waste and produce urine.
There are several types of kidney cancer but the most common are:
- Renal cell carcinoma—begins in the part of your kidney that filters your blood
- Renal pelvis carcinoma—originates in the part of your kidney in which urine is collected
Your liver is the largest glandular organ in your body. It performs critical functions such as keeping your body free from toxins and filtering harmful substances. Your liver also produces bile to aid your digestive process and stores glucose to keep you nourished between meals.
Cancer that begins in your liver destroys healthy liver cells and disrupts its ability to function normally.
Your pancreas is a gland located in your abdomen behind your stomach. It produces the hormones that control your metabolism and blood sugar levels. Your pancreas also manufactures enzymes to help your body digest carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
The most common form of pancreatic cancer begins in the cells that line the ducts that create those enzymes.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America. Nearly all skin cancers result from overexposure to ultraviolet light, including tanning booths, sunlamps and natural sunlight.
There are two main categories of skin cancer:
- Basal and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common forms of skin cancer. They occur in the basal and squamous cell layers of your skin. They tend to be slow-growing and do not spread.
- Melanoma occurs in the skin cells that make melanin, the pigment that determines your skin color. Melanoma grows aggressively and can spread throughout your body if not detected and treated in its early stages.
At Catholic Health, we offer a full spectrum of care tailored to you and your needs.
Many cancers are treatable if caught early, which makes screenings a vital part of maintaining good health. Learn more about the importance of early detection and when you should schedule one of the many screenings offered at Catholic Health.
Catholic Health offers a full spectrum of cancer treatments, including infusion therapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, and surgical options.
If you require hospitalization, you will receive coordinated care from medical oncologists, surgeons, hematologists, immunologists and an interdisciplinary team of navigators, nurses, social workers and dietitians.
Catholic Health's partnership with Roswell Park creates opportunities to participate in an exclusive clinical trial. Talk to your Catholic Health oncologist to see if one of our clinical trials is right for you.
Our support services integrate physical, psychological and spiritual care. Services include genetic counseling, nutritional counseling and pastoral care.
Catholic Health's cancer team understands the many challenges that you and your loved ones experience after a cancer diagnosis. We support you at every step.
At Catholic Health, we care for you body, mind and soul. Our dedicated and compassionate team of specialists understand the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual challenges of a cancer diagnosis.
We see every cancer patient as a unique individual with unique needs and goals. As specially trained registered nurses, our cancer care navigators help you and your loved ones through a path of care from coordinating appointments and providing emotional support to assisting with insurance challenges and follow-up care.
- Board-certified medical oncologists and hematologists
- Board-certified oncology surgeons
- Board-certified radiation oncologists
- Board-certified radiologists & pathologists
- Registered oncology infusion nurses
- Oncology pharmacists
- Research RNs and Coordinators
- Nurse Navigators
- Genetic counselors
- Social Workers
- Financial Counselors
St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® is rated as High Performing in Cancer and Lung Cancer Surgery.
Good Samaritan Hospital is rated as High Performing in Uterine Cancer.
St. Francis Hospital & Heart Center® and Good Samaritan Hospital are rated as High Performing in Colon Cancer Surgery.
Care Across Long Island
Catholic Health Cancer Institutes, accredited for excellence in care by the American College of Surgeons, offer Long Islanders the comfort and convenience of receiving excellence in care close to home at locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.