CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE
Norwalk Hospital has a long tradition of providing the very best in cancer care to our community, consisting of Fairfield County and surrounding areas. We are widely recognized for providing excellent outcomes and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care that brings cancer specialists together to individualize treatment for each patient. We feature:
We provide a uniquely high level of support to patients and their families, who require compassion, sensitivity and help with day-to-day affairs to meet the many challenges presented by a cancer diagnosis. Also, since we are part of your medical community, we know and communicate closely with your primary care physician and other local providers – an important part of your recovery.
Norwalk Hospital is home to two exceptional cancer centers—the Whittingham Cancer Center and the Smilow Family Breast Health Center.
The Whittingham Cancer Center (WCC) is nationally accredited as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is a member of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, a National Cancer Institute-sponsored research consortium that links university and community cancer centers nationwide. Our physicians have academic affiliations with major university hospitals in New York and Connecticut and, when necessary, work closely with those hospitals to coordinate the care of our patients.
To ensure your treatment meets the highest standards, our weekly cancer-specific multidisciplinary tumor boards bring cancer surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and other physicians together to discuss the optimal management of your care.
The WCC is home to the offices of our medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, cancer geneticist and cancer center support team (patient navigators, oncology nurse clinicians, social workers and family therapists); and contains our chemotherapy infusion suite and radiation therapy equipment. This allows cancer treatment to be coordinated and conveniently located under one roof.
The Smilow Family Breast Health Center provides specialized resources for women with benign breast abnormalities as well as those diagnosed with breast cancer. With multiple sites, Smilow is a convenient and invaluable resource for extensive breast health services. Our experienced staff supports all women with breast concerns through screening, diagnosis, treatment and aftercare.
After your initial assessment, we’ll provide you with expert guidance and reliable information while assisting with scheduling further diagnostic tests and coordinating referrals to specialists, if needed.
Smilow features dedicated breast surgeons and medical oncologists who specialize in, and focus solely on, treating breast cancer. These physicians meet weekly in a multidisciplinary tumor board to discuss new cases and coordinate the best care for patients. Our experienced surgeons offer advanced surgical techniques and a large variety of breast reconstruction options.