Treatment Options

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Cancer treatments include surgical procedures as well as cutting-edge therapies and protocols in radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

Surgery

Surgery has been used as an option to treat cancer for many years, and it also plays a key role in diagnosing cancer and finding out how far it may have spread. Our expert surgeons have years of experience performing cancer operations and, depending on the cancer, use state-of-the-art technology, such as the da Vinci Xi robotics system.

Radiation Therapy & Chemotherapy

The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, our partner in cancer care, offers the latest protocols and cutting-edge therapies available to fight cancer.

  • Chemotherapy
  • Dynamic Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (diMRT)
  • Prostate Seed Implant
  • The most advanced radiation treatment planning systems
  • E.T scans
  • Chemotherapy treatments

For more information, visit the Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center or call (203) 575-5555.

Research

Clinical Trials - Our multi-disciplinary team explores opportunities to enroll patients in clinical trials. This allows our patients who qualify to be eligible to receive the most up-to-date therapies.

Tumor Repositories - At Waterbury Hospital, we collaborate with scientists at major medical centers and at the National Cancer Institute to provide tumor samples for research. Patients who wish to share unneeded pieces of tissue from operations and biopsies contribute to our knowledge about genes and proteins that are important in cancer. No samples are sent unless patients willingly agree. All samples are de-identified in order to protect confidentiality.

Imaging - Waterbury Hospital is participating in two novel research projects examining the use of light to help diagnose breast cancer and better understand the reaction of breast cancers to chemotherapy.