Cancer Care in Verona
Upstate will be offering cancer care to residents of Madison and Oneida counties in a new, larger and convenient location, starting in October.
The state-of-the-art, comprehensive center at 5584 E. Main Street in Verona is easily accessible from the New York State Thruway (Exit 33), Route 31 or Route 365. It’s just 15 minutes from the existing Oneida center, which will transfer services to Verona.
The best cancer care involves more than one doctor. Upstate Cancer Center at Verona continues Upstate’s tradition of offering multidisciplinary care with a team of nationally renowned experts, including board-certified surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other specialists, who consult together to manage each patient’s specific treatment. The center features the latest cancer-fighting technology and access to clinical trials not available elsewhere in the region.
In addition to 15 infusion chairs, 15 exam rooms and two rooms for minor procedures, the center has an on-site pharmacy, plus sophisticated machines for diagnosis and treatment:
Computerized tomography, known as CT or CAT scans, can show a tumor’s shape, size and location, or the blood vessels feeding the tumor, without cutting into the patient.
A CT simulator is a 3D treatment planning system that allows radiation oncologists to design the safest and most effective treatment for each patient before radiotherapy beings.
A linear accelerator aims several types of external beam radiation at cancer tumors with pinpoint accuracy, meant to spare nearby healthy tissues.
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, can sometimes show doctors if a tumor is cancerous, or if a known cancer has spread to other parts of the body. It may also help a doctor plan surgery or radiation therapy.
PET CT is an advanced nuclear imaging technique that enables doctors to examine abnormalities at the cellular level. It combines positron emission tomography, or PET, scans with computerized tomography.
Varian TrueBeam radiotherapy delivers precise dosages of radiotherapy quickly – and synchronized with the patient’s breathing pattern.
Interior views of the new center
This article appears in the summer 2023 issue of Cancer Care magazine.