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Making Cancer Care Accessible in Niagara County
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Roughly 600,000 Americans died from cancer in 2017—nearly 185 deaths for every 100,000 people. When faced with a cancer diagnosis, patients should never have to compromise in seeking the best possible treatment and cancer care. Unfortunately, far too many residents of Niagara County are faced with a decision between the quality of care and ease of access. To address this inaccessibility to cancer care, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) has partnered with Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. This collaboration will allow services to be provided to Niagara County residents at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s main campus.
According to the State Health Department, there has been a 10% rise in cancer over the past couple of years. This places Niagara County among the six counties in the state with the highest rate of cancer prevalence. We are dedicated to fighting this and increasing the health and well-being of our community.
Bhuvaneswari Ramkumar, MD, is a Community Care Physician working with patients in Niagara Falls and the Northtowns, and the Medical Director of our Oncology Center. Dr. Ramkumar is extensively trained in Hematology and Oncology and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
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"The doctors and nurses at Memorial saved my Dad's life."
“I am now a four-time ovarian cancer survivor, having been through surgeries and multiple rounds of chemotherapy under the care of Dr. Frederick, my Roswell OB-GYN, Dr. Ahmed and now Dr. Ramkumar. Having care in my backyard is so convenient.”
"If I get sick, I want to stay near home, not in some city I never visit in a hospital I don't believe cares about me"
Niagara County has the sixth highest cancer rate among New York’s 62 counties and represents a federally designated medically underserved population.
76% of NYS counties have lower cancer death rates.
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In 3 out of 4 Niagara Falls zip codes, lung cancer rates are significantly higher than expected.
According to the State Health Department, statistics show that in Niagara County there is a 10% rise in cancer over the past couple of years.
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