March 3, 2015

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Dyson Center for Cancer Care

The oncology program at The Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center is dedicated to quality care and that has been our main focus through our decades of cancer experience. Accredited by the American College of Surgeons since 1984, Vassar Brothers Medical Center is one of only 25 accredited Comprehensive Cancer Centers in New York State and the first in the mid- Hudson Valley. Visit the ACS website at

Health Quest Cancer Care

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Through prevention, screening, diagnosis,  and treatment, we offer state-of-the art services, caring and hope for you and your loved ones.  Below are some of the Dyson Center's aggressive screening, treatment options, and emotional support available to assist you as you face cancer and live your life to the fullest.

As a system, Health Quest Cancer Care offers service at multiple locations including Northern Dutchess Hospital’s Breast Care Center in Rhinebeck and at Putnam Hospital Center’s Wagner Cancer Pavilion in Carmel.

As a member of the New York State Cancer Consortium, we are pleased to announce the launch of the New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan Dashboard.  This interactive, web-based Dashboard will be used to monitor progress of cancer prevention and control efforts in NYS and to  guide organizations working toward cancer prevention and control to areas most in need of intervention. The Dashboard provides information on twenty-four of the health promotion, cancer prevention, and early detection indicators identified in the New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan, 2012-2017.

Cancer Care Services

Prevention and Screening
  • Genetics Counseling & Risk Assessment
  • Community Screening & Education Programs
  • Clinical Trials and Clinical Research

Diagnostic Services

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Digital Mammography
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • CT Scans and CT Biopsies
  • MRI Scans and Biopsies
  • Ultrasound Scans and Biopsies
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsies
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsies
  • Interventional Radiology

Treatment Options

  • Surgery
  • da Vinci Robotic Surgery
  • Advanced Breast
  • Colon - Including Minimally Invasive
  • Head & Neck
  • Liver
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Thoracic
  • Urological
  • Radiation Oncology, including IMRT, IGRT and Tomotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Prospective Multi-Disciplinary Cancer Case Review (Tumor Board)
  • Award winning In-patient Oncology Unit with Oncology Nursing Society Certified Nurses
  • Award winning Out-patient Oncology Units Staffed with 100% Oncology Nursing Society Certified Nurses

Supportive/Survivorship Services

  • Rehabilitative Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Lymphedema Management
  • Speech & Swallowing Evaluation & Treatment
  • Integrative Medicine Services
  • Case Coordination
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Smoking Cessation Program
  • New York State's Oldest Cancer Registry
  • Resource Library
  • Support Groups
  • Pet Therapy Program (Certified Pet Therapy Dogs)
  • LaBoutique (Wig & Make-up consultation, Mastectomy fittings)

The Dyson Center for Cancer Care treats each patient with respect and dignity. We combine this compassionate care with the most sophisticated technology available. Whether you are a patient, a family member or someone interested in gaining the tools needed to prevent cancer, we are here for you.


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