At Waterbury Hospital, cancer care is delivered by a multi-disciplinary group of experts specializing in cancer. Patients diagnosed or treated for cancer at Waterbury Hospital have their case discussed by a multi-disciplinary team that tailors the treatment to the individual patient. These teams also develop strategies for cancer prevention, minimally invasive diagnosis, and state-of-the art treatment. In partnership with the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, we provide the most current treatment options. In many cases, Nurse Navigators coordinate the efforts of care and treatment for cancer patients and their families.
Multi-disciplinary tumor conferences are held for breast cancer, GI malignancies and lung cancer. Patients newly diagnosed with cancer have their cases presented to a group of expert physicians in surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology. At these conferences, our radiologists present the images needed to diagnoses and stage cancer and our pathologists show the biopsy specimens to the group. Together, the team of diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, case managers, nurses, and others fulfill our promise of keeping patients at the center of all that we do.
Our Cancer Program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons and our Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).