As the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic continues, people who are experiencing early signs or symptoms of cancer may delay seeking an evaluation or the care they need to receive a diagnosis.
To help ensure timely and comprehensive care, NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center has launched a Suspicion of Cancer Virtual Clinic—a virtual consult service that enables people to speak with a cancer specialist from the comfort and safety of their homes.
This service is available to new or existing patients who can call and schedule a video visit with an experienced oncology nurse practitioner who discusses their symptoms and guides them on appropriate next steps. The nurse practitioner may also schedule a follow-up video visit with a medical oncologist, hematologist, radiation oncologist, or surgical oncologist, if needed.
“Cancer doesn’t stop just because we are in the middle of a global pandemic. With this new service, we want to make sure that people receive the diagnosis or care they need, especially during this challenging time,” says Benjamin G. Neel, MD, PhD, director of Perlmutter Cancer Center.
To schedule an appointment with the Suspicion of Cancer Virtual Clinic, please call 212-731-6196.