Lincoln Hospital’s Cancer Center boasts an award winning* cancer program that provides comprehensive preventive screening, diagnostic and treatment services of the highest quality to cancer patients. Our dedicated team of specialized and highly trained clinicians is committed to providing compassionate, patient centered care that combines the latest advances in cancer treatment with state of the art technology.
Specialized programs offer emotional and educational support through established peer group meetings for cancer patients, survivors and family members. Established peer groups include: Breast Cancer Support; Look Good, Feel Better Group (teaches women receiving chemotherapy how to apply make-up and care for their skin); I Can Cope (teaches cancer patients about nutrition and pain management); Guided Imagery (teaches relaxation techniques); Viva Mujer and Viva Los Hombres (provide outreach and early cancer detection screenings for men and women) and; Hombre a Hombre (provides a prostate cancer education support group for men).
*In 2010, the Commission on Cancer bestowed its prestigious 2009 Outstanding Achievement Award to Lincoln Hospital’s Cancer Center. This award recognizes cancer programs that strive for excellence in providing quality care to cancer patients. Lincoln received the Outstanding Achievement Award following an on-site evaluation during which the facility demonstrated a Commendation level of compliance with six standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program within five areas of program activities (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, research, community outreach, and quality improvement). Lincoln’s Cancer Center joins the privileged ranks of only 18 percent of more than 430 cancer programs surveyed in 2009 to have received this honor.
*Lincoln Medical Center received Breast Center accreditation in 2009 by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons. Lincoln's Breast Center is the only NAPBC accredited Breast Center in New York City and 1 of 5 in New York State. Accreditation by the NAPBC is only given to those centers that have voluntarily committed to provide the best in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment and that undergo a rigorous evaluation process and performance review.