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Preparing For Your Visit to the Cancer Center


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Please call our appointment specialists Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

  • Cancer Center:          718-765-2500
  • Breast Center:           718-765-2520

We have physicians and/or staff who speak Arabic, Cantonese, Creole, English, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Shanghainese, Tagala, Toisan, Yiddish, and Fu Zhou.  If you would like to request a spoken language or sign language interpreter, please tell your nurse or ask to speak to a patient care representative.


Please bring the following documents and information to your first appointment

For a comprehensive first visit, we recommend that you bring slides and/or doctor’s reports from previous exams, surgeries or procedures. You may need to call the hospital, doctor’s office and/or testing facility to ask for test or surgery results, including the following:

  • Pathology slides from previous biopsies or procedures
  • X-rays, CT scans, PET scans or MRIs
  • Medical summaries from your doctors
  • List of medications

In addition, please bring the following with you:

  • Insurance card
  • Photo ID card

It is also helpful to arrange for a family member or friend to accompany you on your first appointment, to help you listen and take notes.


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