The Smilow Cancer Hospital provides treatment plans that may include surgery, radiation or a combination of medical approaches. This facility treats more cancer patients than any other hospital in Connecticut.
In addition to patient-and-family-centered care, the Smilow Cancer Hospital offers the latest screening and diagnosis technology, pain management, rehabilitation and long-term follow-up treatments.
Smilow also partners with Yale University to conduct research and provide clinical trials to patients. The medical professionals who work at Smilow are able to examine each cancer from the molecular level in order to target an effective, personalized approach.
Researchers at Smilow regularly discover new facts about how cancer cells grow and communicate with each other. This knowledge is then used to advance cancer care and find new drugs for Smilow patients, enhancing treatments while also educating patients at the same time.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is found in the layer of tissue covering the majority of a body’s internal organs. The disease is divided into different types, depending on what part of the mesothelium is affected. The most common form of mesothelioma concerns the tissue surrounding the lungs (pleura). Other types damage tissue in the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma), around the heart and surrounding the testicles.
Smilow is equipped to treat the various forms of mesothelioma. In addition to the latest technology to screen and diagnose this ailment, Smilow is also staffed through Yale-New Haven Hospital with several specialists in thoracic surgery and radiation oncology. These physicians are experts in advanced techniques designed to treat mesothelioma among other types of cancer.
Mesothelioma specialists at Yale-New Haven Hospital include Dr. Scott Gettinger and Dr. Thomas James Lynch. Dr. Gettinger is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Yale Univeristy School of Medicine Cancer Center, who has expertise in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma, mediastinal and wall tumors, thymoma, lung cancer, head cancer, neck cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Thomas James Lynch is an internist and medical oncologist who has expertise in mesotheliomia and colon, espopghagus, gastrointestinal, lung, stomach, thoracic, and thyroid cancers. He is the Director of the Center for Thoracic Cancers at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of Yale Cancer Center & Physician-in-Chief at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.
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