Cancer and Infusion Services
We understand that a new cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming. Our oncology team believes the strength you have inside yourself, combined with support from loved ones and skilled care from experienced physicians, will put you on the path to achieving your best possible health.
Bringing the exceptional oncology services of the Mount Sinai Health System home to Staten Island, our team combines today’s most advanced diagnostics and therapies with personalized attention to design the best care plan for each of our patients.
At the Mount Sinai Tisch Cancer Center on Staten Island, our highly skilled oncologists are experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of conditions including solid tumors, blood cancers, and non-cancerous blood disorders.
A solid tumor is an abnormal mass that could be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign). There are different kinds of solid tumors, such as carcinomas and sarcomas, and they can develop in various parts of the body, including:
- Brain and spinal tumors
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Esophageal cancer
- Gastric (stomach) cancer
- Liver cancer
- Gynecologic cancer (ovarian, endometrial, cervical)
- Head and neck cancers
- Skin cancer
- Renal (kidney) cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Prostate cancer
Also called blood cancer, hematological cancers originate in blood-forming tissue, like the cells of the immune system or bone marrow. Hematological malignancies include:
- Lymphoma (Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s)
- Leukemia (acute and chronic)
- Multiple myeloma
- Myeloproliferative disease
- Myelodysplastic disease
A non-malignant hematological condition is a blood disorder that is not cancerous. Non-malignant hematological conditions include:
- Bleeding disorders
- Blood clotting disorders (thrombophilia)
- White cell count abnormalities
The expert team at the Mount Sinai Tisch Cancer Center on Staten Island, is skilled in providing the best available treatments, including chemotherapy infusion, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and benign-hematology services such as immunoglobulin and iron infusion.
Our physicians draw on the best available therapies to treat patients with various hematologic diagnoses, including anemia, immune thrombocytopenic purpura, lymphoma, leukemia, and other blood disorders.
We offer a number of hematology services, such as:
- Bone marrow biopsies and aspirates
- Common lab tests
- Intravenous infusions of iron for patients with iron deficiency anemia
- The monitoring of blood clotting for patients on anticoagulants
Our New Jersey location provides a state-of-the-art infusion center, equipped with a GEMFREE flow hood and LYNX Mobile® chemotherapy inventory management system. Our most advanced treatment suite offers a separate media room, where loved ones can pass the time in comfort.
We provide several types of injections, including:
- B12 Injections (cyanocobalamin)
- Procrit® injections
- Neupogen® injections
- Iron infusion (Venofer®)
- Solu-Medrol® infusion
- Zomera® infusion
- Reclast® infusion
- Prolia® injections
- XGEVA® injections
- Lupron® injections
- Boniva® injections
- Testosterone injections
- Sandostatin injections
The chemotherapy regimens for different types of neoplasm are mixed and administered onsite as needed.
In advance of your appointment for these infusion medications, we will verify your insurance benefits and determine if prior authorization, precertification, and/or co-payment are required. As a courtesy, we will enroll you in any co-pay assistance programs that may be available.
Understanding the importance of treating the whole patient, our team combines these therapies with psychosocial support, nutritional counseling, prompt management of side effects, and other services.
Our vastly experienced breast surgeon offers expert diagnosis and the latest options for surgical treatment of breast cancer and benign breast disease. Mount Sinai Doctors-Staten Island, Breast Surgery works closely with our hematology/oncology team to provide you comprehensive care for breast disease.