ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE
Division of Hematology / Oncology
As you have probably already seen, the web pages on Gaucher disease are full of general information. However, our mission is devoted specifically to individuals' concerns about Gaucher disease.
Who are we?
The Gaucher Program at Albany Medical College was created in November of 1991 to provide diagnostic and treatment services to people of all ages suffering from Gaucher disease. The program provides a team of medical and psychosocial specialists who collaborate to promote optimal care for individuals with this process.
The Albany Medical College Gaucher Program has made a concerted effort over the years to educate the medical community and the general public through medical lectures, correspondence, educational TV, radio programs, and health fairs with a focused outreach to the Russian speaking community. In addition, it networks with other Gaucher Treatment Centers throughout the world.
How can we help you?
Early diagnosis of Gaucher disease allows for early intervention and thus improves quality of life and maybe life saving.
Our program has educational information available to the general public as well as to professionals across the United States. Information is available in both English and Russian languages.
At this time, we have the ability to test free of charge those individuals in the U.S., who have a positive family history (immediate family members with Gaucher disease) or who have two or more symptoms confirmed by your physician. If a blood test is positive for Gaucher disease, the program will assist the individual to find proper care in their area and will also collaborate with the individual's primary care physician to assure appropriate evaluation, care and follow-up.
Where can you find help?
If there is a regional Gaucher treatment program, the individual is referred there for evaluation and continues to be followed by their primary care physician as well. If you have concerns about Gaucher disease or feel you may have it, please contact us. We will do our best to help address your concerns.
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