Welcome to the Lourdes Regional Cancer Center and Broome Oncology. The Cancer Care Team at Lourdes is very aware of the many emotions and feelings that a person encounters when diagnosed with cancer. It is our goal to make your experience with us as positive as possible
Who Are We?
Broome Oncology physicians - Jonathan Kloss, Arun Sheth, and Madhuri Yalamanchili - and their staff provide Hematology/Oncology services at Lourdes Hospital. The new G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Hematology/Oncology Center is located in the DePaul Pavilion on the Lourdes Hospital campus. Our offices house an infusion center where patients receive their chemotherapy and infusion therapy in comfortable surroundings. Our clinical laboratory is accredited by New York State and applies rigid standards to on-site testing. Our oncology nurses help patients and their families meet everyday challenges at home and at work. Our pharmacist and pharmacy staff prepare chemotherapy and are always available to answer questions about your treatment and medications.
Chemotherapy means chemical and treatment and is a treatment for cancer. Chemotherapy may be used alone or in combination with other forms of treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. The benefits of chemotherapy differ from patient to patient, as do the side effects. Chemotherapy agents are given in three primary ways: by mouth, by injection or by infusion into a vein. Most agents are given intravenously (into a vein). The method of administration, drugs prescribed and frequency of administration vary and will be guided by your oncologist. Most chemotherapy is given as outpatient treatment but certain protocols require hospital admission.
Visit the Broome Oncology website at www.broomeoncology.com.
The G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Hematology/Oncology Center
We are please to offer cancer care in this state-of-art treatment facility. Designed with input from cancer patients and staff, the Center has many features which we hope will make your experience a positive one. The new facility occupies 15,000 square feet and includes:
- 19 treatment areas, each with television and internet access
- 2 private infusion rooms
- on-site pharmacy
- laboratory/phlebotomy services
- examination/consultation rooms
- patient reception area
- physician office space
- cancer research
- waiting area
How To Contact Us
Broome Oncology is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. If you need assistance after hours, please call our main number, 607-798-5307. Our answering service will have your call returned. A physician is on call during off hours, weekends and holidays.
Your First Visit
We will need to have all of your recent test results and blood work prior to your visit. Your physician can fax them to us or you may bring them with you on your first visit. Bring a list of any medications that you may be taking, along with dosages. Bring your Social Security number and current insurance information, including contact information for your insurer.
Where Do I Park?
Convenient parking is available in Lot D. Turn into the main entrance of the hospital at West Drive (across from Kneeland Avenue). Proceed past the Emergency Room and DePaul Pavilion to parking lot D. For your convenience, there is a circular patient drop-off/pick-up area in front of the building.
Hematology / Oncology
Hematology/Oncology provides care to the patient in both the outpatient clinic and the inpatient unit. Treatment options include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, transfusion therapy and consultation and referral services. Lourdes' inpatient and outpatient oncology units are organized and managed by an oncology nursing staff trained to care specifically for cancer patients.
Pastoral care, nutrition services, and rehabilitation services are also available for both outpatients and inpatients. Lourdes Regional Cancer Center also maintains a link with the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) database. This database provides the latest information on research advances and new treatments, as well as emerging topics on the influence of genetics, environmental factors and lifestyle factors in the development of cancer.