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Griffin Hospital

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At the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, we've created an environment for care that's comprehensive, comforting, and close to home. You'll have access to comprehensive services and leading technologies and a staff that is deeply committed to being a part of your treatment team. With its nurturing environment and supportive programming and staff, the Center strips away every distraction - every obstacle to recovery, so you can focus your energies on healing. It's a different kind of cancer care - one that unites science and sensitivity.

Contact Info

130 Division Street
Derby, CT 06418-1326
United States


Phone (203) 735-7421
www.griffinhealth.org





Available Services

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Radiation Oncology Services
  • Systemic Therapy Services
  • Clinical Trial Information Available to Patients
  • Psychosocial and Supportive Services
  • Support Groups
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Education Programs
  • Healthy Lifestyle Programs
  • Screening and Early Detection Programs
  • American Cancer Society Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Research Activities
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Diagnostic Imaging

  • Digital Radiography for Mammography
  • Fluorescence Bronchoscopy
  • Mammography
  • Magnetic Resonance (MR) Mammography
  • Ultrasound
  • Angiography
  • Computerized Axial Tomography Scan (CT)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Positron Emission Tomography Scan (PET)
  • Stereotactic Guided Biopsy
  • Breast Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) (by referral)
  • Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) (by referral)
  • Echocardiography
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy

Radiation Oncology Services

  • Brachytherapy - High Dose Rate (HDR) (by referral)
  • Electron Beam
  • External Beam Radiation Therapy
  • Radiosurgery to treat brain tumors (by referral)
  • Robotic radiosurgery system (by referral)
  • Hyperthermia (by referral)
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Proton Beam (by referral)
  • 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy
  • Brachytherapy - Low Dose Rate (LDR) (by referral)
  • Computerized Treatment Planning
  • HDR Radiation Therapy System (by referral)
  • Linear Accelerator
  • Systemic Radioisotopes
  • Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) (by referral)

Systemic Therapy Services

  • Infusion Center with Chemotherapy
  • Photodynamic Therapy (by referral)
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (by referral)
  • Chemoembolization (by referral)
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Stem Cell Transplant (by referral)
  • TheraSphere/SIR-Sphere (by referral)
  • Unsealed Source Radiotherapy (by referral)

Clinical Trial Information Available to Patients

  • Other

Psychosocial and Supportive Services

  • Caregiver and Family Counseling
  • Case Management and/or Patient Navigation
  • Community Resource Coordination (e.g. transportation, financial resources) (by referral)
  • Hospice
  • Lodging Assistance (by referral)
  • Patient Resource Center or Library
  • Pastoral Care
  • Pet Therapy
  • Psycho-Education to Enhance Coping Skills
  • Adjustment to Illness Counseling
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Art Therapy
  • Bio-Psychosocial Assessment
  • Complementary Medicine Program
  • Facilitation of Patient/Family, Provider Communication
  • Fertility Counseling (by referral)
  • Home Care Program (by referral)
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Consult
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Music Therapy (by referral)
  • Outpatient Psychiatric Care
  • Sexuality Counseling (by referral)
  • Support and Education Related to Parenting through Cancer (by referral)
  • Survivorship Program
  • Wellness Program

Support Groups

  • Caregiver Support Group (by referral)
  • Family/Children Support Group (by referral)
  • General Cancer Support Group
  • Loss/Bereavement Support Group
  • Young Adult Support Group (by referral)
  • Lung Cancer Support Group
  • Prostate Cancer Support Group (by referral)
  • Transplant Support Group (by referral)
  • Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Colorectal Cancer Support Group (by referral)
  • Other Site-Specific Support Group (by referral)

Rehabilitation Services

  • Lymphedema Program
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Prosthetic Services (by referral)
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Stomal Services/Wound Care Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Surgical Procedures

  • Ultrasonic Surgical Aspiration
  • Limb Perfusion (by referral)
  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (by referral)
  • Robotic Assisted Procedures (by referral)
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (by referral)
  • Cryosurgery (by referral)
  • Microwave Ablation (by referral)
  • Catheter based Partial Breast Irradiation (ex: Mammosite)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (by referral)
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Education Programs

  • Breast
  • Colorectal
  • Lung
  • Prostate
  • Skin

Healthy Lifestyle Programs

  • Nutritional Dietary Education Program
  • Smoking Cessation Program
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Program
  • Exercise Program
  • Weight Control Program (by referral)
  • Health Fair

Screening and Early Detection Programs

  • Mammography
  • Pap Test
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test
  • Oral Exam (by referral)
  • PSA Blood Test
  • Skin Exam (by referral)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Reduced Cost Mammography
  • Testes Exam (by referral)
  • Digital Mammography
  • Breast MRI
  • Risk Assessment for Breast Cancer
  • Reduced Cost Cervical Cancer Testing (by referral)
  • Cervical Cancer Testing
  • Liquid-based Pap Test
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • CT Colonography (virtual colonoscopy) (by referral)
  • Double-Contrast Barium Enema
  • Fecal Immunochemical Test (by referral)
  • Stool DNA (by referral)
  • Prostate Screening (by referral)
  • Digital Rectal Exam
  • Thyroid Exam
  • Lymph Node Exam
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Clinical Breast Exam (by referral)
  • Human Papilloma Virus Test

American Cancer Society Services

  • Transportation Services (by referral)
  • Cancer Resource Center
  • I Can Cope (by referral)
  • Lodging Services (by referral)
  • Look Good... Feel Better
  • Patient Navigator Program (by referral)
  • Reach to Recovery - Breast Cancer (by referral)
  • Road to Recovery (by referral)

Nutrition Services

  • Screenings or assessments for nutrition-related concerns
  • Nutritional counseling and education

Research Activities

  • Clinical Trials