Cynthia Chin M.D. Saving Lives Through Early Detection

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Dr. Cynthia Chin has been reviewed and approved by NY Top Docs for 2018.

Dr. Cynthia Chin

Dr. Cynthia Chin

Only 25 % of lung cancers are diagnosed at an early stage when curative treatments can be used.

NY Top Docs has recently reviewed and approved Cynthia Chin, M.D. as a 2018 Top Doctor for her commitment to excellence in Thoracic Surgery. Cynthia Chin, MD is a dynamic and devoted oncologic surgeon who has made a profound impact on community health by driving early detection and awareness for cancer in Westchester County.

Dr. Chin was the first female thoracic surgeon in Westchester County and she was the first thoracic surgeon to spearhead White Plains Hospital’s free lung cancer screening program.

“Only 25 % of lung cancers are diagnosed at an early stage when curative treatments can be used,” says Dr. Chin. “Unfortunately, when patients have symptoms, the lung cancer is usually advanced and there is no cure or treatment. Getting these high risk people to get screened, either by our hospital or by their own doctors, is crucial in reducing cancer deaths.”

Since the screening program was implemented in 2012, Dr. Chin and her partner have screened 474 people and 12 lung cancers were detected. The screening helped identify these cancers early, at a time when surgery could offer a cure.

Providing the best care for all patients is Dr. Chin’s focus, but as the Director of Women’s Cancer Program Services, she brings unique insight to her role. “As a wife and mother, I know that a cancer diagnosis affects the whole family,” she says. “I help my patients look at the whole picture. The stress of missing a graduation or bat mitzvah can be counterproductive to wellness. Our goal is to guide our patients through the process to ease the anxiety and fear.”

To learn more about Dr. Cynthia Chin, please visit her custom NY Top Docs webpage here:

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