Your Care

Schedule an Appointment

Call the appropriate program or discipline f or more information or to schedule an appointment.

Refer a Patient

Physicians at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center partner with each patient’s primary or referring physician to ensure the best care of each patient. Regular communication between Smilow Cancer Hospital and the referring physician is a priority and we welcome participation in our weekly tumor board meetings.

Your Cancer Care Team

The diagnosis and treatment of cancer requires a team of physicians from a variety of specialties. Through expert oncologists and state-of-the-art technology at Smilow Cancer Hospital, each patient receives a personalized treatment plan based on their individual cancer diagnosis.

Preparing for your Visit

In order for us to provide the best treatment plan for you, we need to clearly and completely understand your medical history and the treatment that you may have had to date.   It is important to bring specific items to your first appointment.

Patient and Family Resource Center

The Patient and Family Resource Center at Smilow Cancer Hospital exists to provide a place where patients and families can obtain information on cancer-related topics as well as hospital and community services, all within a serene, comfortable setting. The Resource Center provides computer workstations with internet access for research purposes or personal business. A lending library offers hundreds of titles containing current information on cancer-related topics, as well as a selection of relaxation/meditation CDs.

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Integrative Medicine

Smilow Cancer Hospital's approach to integrative medicine provides evidence-based guidance about complementary therapies commonly used by cancer patients and survivors.

Support Groups

Support Groups for caregivers and those with:

  • Brain Tumor
  • Caregivers
  • Gynecologic Cancers
  • Laryngectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Radiation Support
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Melanoma
  • Neuroendocrine
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Young Adult
  • YA Sickle Cell

Nutrition Resources

Side effects from cancer and its treatment can affect how you eat. Decreased food intake can be serious. It can lead to weight loss, malnutrition, loss of muscle strength and increase risk of infection. Weight loss can also interfere with your treatments. After treatment is completed, you may be interested in learning how to improve eating habits to achieve your best possible health.

Patient Advocacy Office

A diagnosis of cancer may be the most difficult challenge you or your loved ones will ever face. Your team of healthcare professionals at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center is available to give you as much support as you need.


Links to other helpful cancer websites.

Eric: Head and Neck Cancer Survivor


Eric Bowles was 16 when he noticed what he thought was a canker sore on the side of his tongue.  Over the next month the sore gradually grew, but only bothered him if directly touched.  During routine x-rays at the dentist’s office, Eric asked them to be careful since he had a spot on his tongue that was sensitive. The dentist took one look and called an oral surgeon who met with Eric the next day and performed a biopsy of the lesion.  Everyone was shocked when the diagnosis came back as squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue.