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.
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.
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.
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.
Smilow Cancer Hospital has Licensed Clinical Social Workers who can help you to manage your feelings and concerns throughout your cancer care.
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.
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.