Compassionate cancer care

When it comes to cancer, you need a team in your corner. The Lipson Cancer Institute brings some of the best cancer care in the world right to your community and we are ready to give you the customized and compassionate care you need and deserve.

A dedicated team

  • Medical oncologists will develop a chemotherapy treatment plan best suited to your needs.   
  • Radiation oncologists offer multiple ways to deliver targeted high energy x-rays to stop cancer cells from growing.
  • Surgeons remove cancerous tissue, perform procedures to reduce pain and offer reconstructive and preventative surgery. 
  • Hematologists specialize in malignant and nonmalignant blood diseases.
  • Diagnostic imaging professionals to provide screening for potentially life-saving early detection.
  • Pathologists and cytologists diagnose biopsies quickly and accurately.
  • Genetic counselors perform genetic testing to determine if you are at high risk for certain kinds of cancers even before screening
  • Patient-centered staff such as clinical nurse navigators and social workers to help patients and their loved ones.  

Meet our expert cancer team +

Diagnosis & treatment

We’ve provided links to some basic information from trustworthy sources to help you take an active role in your care. If you have additional questions, please consult one of our oncologists or your primary care physician. Learn more +

Genetics program: know your risk

Advances in cancer genetics have allowed health care providers to better assess risk of certain cancers.

The Lipson Cancer Institute provides individualized cancer risk assessment and genetic testing services. If genetic testing shows you or your family to be at high-risk, our team can take additional measures to support early cancer detection and, in some cases, even prevention.

Our genetics program includes:

  • Cancer-specific genetic evaluations, including complete a complete review of your family history.
  • Genetic risk assessments, including the probability that you carry a heritable or germ-line mutation.
  • Genetic testing through certified laboratories interdisciplinary collaborations with oncologists and other specialists.
  • A formal post-test counseling session with an explanation of the significance and implications of genetic test results, medical management options and family member relevance.
  • A review of risk-reduction options and offering referrals for high-risk patients.
  • Information on additional screening, prevention, treatment and cancer-related research opportunities.

Knowing your risk is the first step to prevention and early detection. Click here to learn more about the Lipson Cancer Institute's Genetics Program or make an appointment by calling 585.922.4020.

The clinical nurse navigator

For some types of cancers, including lung cancer, breast cancer and colorectal cancer, patients can have the assistance of a clinical navigator, who will serve as your personal guide and single point of contact, easily accessible by phone and email.

Step by step, your clinical breast navigator will help you:

  • Understand the care process
  • Access the care and treatment services you need
  • Reduce financial barriers
  • Find support resources for you and your family