The Brooklyn Hospital Center offers a highly coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to cancer detection, treatment and after-care. We are strongly committed to discovering unique methods of detection and early treatment of cancer, recognizing that in Northwest Brooklyn cancer death rates are more than 15% higher than in New York City overall.
Act Early and Be Aware of Symptoms
Symptoms depend on the type and location of the cancer, but being aware of your body and seeking medical care when you start to notice unusual symptoms can help. For example, lung cancer can cause coughing, shortness of breath, or chest pain. Most cancers will be accompanied by symptoms such as fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, weight loss.
Reduce the Risk of Cancers with These Prevention Steps
- eat a healthy diet
- exercise regularly
- limit alcohol
- maintain a healthy weight
- minimize your exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals
- don't smoke or chew tobacco
- reduce sun exposure, especially if you burn easily