Specialty Programs


Smilow Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program

The goals of the Smilow Cancer Genetics and Prevention Program are to provide a multidisciplinary, comprehensive approach to the care of patients at increased risk of cancer, to make new research advances in the field, and to improve awareness about cancer risk and prevention through education and community outreach.

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Smilow Screening & Prevention Program

The Smilow Screening & Prevention Program brings together doctors and researchers at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center who are focused on merging the best science with the best cancer prevention and screening programs.

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Cardio-Oncology Program

The Cardio-Oncology Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital is designed to help address the cardio-toxic side effects of chemotherapy treatment, as well as the confounding problem of co-existing cardiac disease and cancer.

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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.

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Smilow Multidisciplinary Pain Program

The Smilow Multidisciplinary Pain Program is available for patients with complex and difficult to manage cancer-related pain.

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Palliative Care Program

The Palliative Care Service at Smilow Cancer Hospital has been providing comprehensive interdisciplinary care to patients and their families since October 2007. The service, directed by Jennifer Kapo, MD, focuses on symptom management and quality of life issues for adult patients with serious chronic progressive or terminal illnesses.

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Survivorship Clinic

The Smilow Cancer Hospital Survivorship Clinic is the first dedicated, multidisciplinary resource for adult cancer survivors in the State of Connecticut to provide patients and their families with vital information on cancer prevention, wellness, supportive services, and the latest health research related to cancer survivorship.

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Smilow Interventional Oncology Program

The Interventional Oncology Program offers cutting edge specialized services supporting all disciplines at Smilow Cancer Hospital.

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Ocular Oncology

The Ocular Oncology Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital is a national referral center for adult and pediatric patients with benign and malignant tumors of the eye, the eyelids, and the orbit.

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Onco-dermatology Clinic

The Yale Onco-dermatology Clinic at Smilow Cancer Hospital serves the dermatologic needs of cancer patients.

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Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT)

The Parenting At a Challenging Time (PACT) program at Smilow Cancer Hospital offers free guidance and support to parents with cancer who are concerned about the impact of their illness on their children.

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Sexuality and Intimacy Program

For men and women, sexual dysfunction after cancer is common. The Smilow Cancer Hospital Sexuality and Intimacy Program, the only clinic of its kind in the country, is designed to help them.

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Tobacco Treatment Program

The Tobacco Treatment program aims to help patients quit by combining counseling and drug treatment. The cessation program is offered to all patients being treated at Smilow.

Jesseca: Breast Cancer


Jesseca has had many small non-cancerous lumps (adenomas) in her breasts, so she was used to going to Smilow Cancer Hospital to be monitored every six months with mammograms and ultrasound tests. When she felt a lump in her left breast in November 2013, she fully expected to be told she had another adenoma. But this time, the radiologist told her something different.