Allison: Bone Cancer Survivor

Survivor's Story

I cannot fathom the person I would be if I had not experienced cancer. Because I experienced cancer at such a young age it has shaped who I have become.  Read More...

Fred: Prostate Cancer Survivor

Survivor's Story

My PSA had been high for awhile so in 2002 my doctor recommended I see a urologist. A biopsy was performed and at the age of 54 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Without my routine physicals I probably wouldn’t be alive today.  Read More...

Karen: Genetic Testing

Survivor's Story

When I was pregnant with my second child I developed abdominal pain that everyone assumed was related to my pregnancy. But the pain persisted several months after I gave birth to my son.  Read More...

Kelly: Breast Cancer Survivor

Survivor's Story

I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 11. The first question I asked after my biopsy was if I could go to a school dance that night. Following that dance, I began 7 months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  Read More...

Linda: Lung Cancer Survivor

Survivor's Story

Shortly after I was diagnosed with lymphoma, while testing was being done to stage the lymphoma, two small tumors were discovered on my lungs. My first reaction was tears. It seemed as though with every passing day my results got worse and worse.  Read More...

Margaret: Genetic Testing

Survivor's Story

Both Margaret’s mother and father were diagnosed with breast cancer. For this reason, she knew there was a strong possibility that she herself may be genetically predisposed to the disease.  Read More...

Mark: Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

Survivor's Story

Before being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 33 I thought I was in the best shape of my life. I had recently started working out, and it was during these workouts that I began to notice a pain in my abdomen.  Read More...

Victor: Lung Cancer Survivor

Survivor's Story

When I found out that I was sick I didn’t know a lot about cancer or treatment options. I went to see my doctor because I noticed I had been losing weight, and was told I may have emphysema.  Read More...

Patient and Cancer Information

Yale Cancer Center is Connecticut's only cancer center designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute- and one of only 41 in the nation. The significance of this designation has profound implications for those who choose Smilow Cancer Hospital as the place where they will be cared for and receive treatment for their cancer. National Cancer Institute cancer centers are national leaders in cancer research, prevention, detection, and treatment. This provides patients at Smilow Cancer Hospital with novel treatment options and expert care.

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Smilow 5th Anniversary Video

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Smilow Cancer Hospital celebrates 5 years of innovation, exceptional patient care and progress.

Event Highlight

Cancer Survivors Day 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Yale's West Campus

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