The Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital exemplifies the future of cancer care in our community.
It takes a coordinated relationship between community hospitals and academic medical centers to create a cancer center where the right approach to care and treatment is delivered to the right patient, at the right time, in the right place. This is where cancer care is headed and why the Mass General Cancer Center is important to the people of western Massachusetts.
While most cancer care can be provided in a community hospital setting like Cooley Dickinson Hospital, there are some types of cancer that require sub-specialized expertise. In this case, physicians at the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital coordinate care with their colleagues at the Mass General Cancer Center in Boston.
There are several ways clinicians and staff at the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital can help connect you with care provided at the Mass General Cancer Center in Boston:
- Referrals for second opinions
- Access to clinical trials
- Medical review of treatment plans
- Pre-procedure testing prior to some procedures performed at Mass General
For more information, speak with your medical oncologist. Learn more about Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital physicians.
Receiving a cancer diagnosis is life-changing. It triggers a universe of emotions for those diagnosed and their loved ones, and can add layers of complexity to already complicated lives.
If you are a Pioneer Valley resident facing a cancer diagnosis – or know someone who is – you have access to the same level of care in Northampton at the Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital as you would in Boston at the Mass General Cancer Center.Learn More
Your Care Team
The Mass General Cancer Center at Cooley Dickinson Hospital provides highly coordinated care among the doctors at Cooley Dickinson, the specialists at the Mass General Cancer Center in Boston, and your own physician - so you can count on getting the care you need, where you need it.
Most often, that care happens right in your community where you live and work. Our staff coordinates so all members of your care team are available in one location, and can easily collaborate with specialists at the Mass General Cancer Center.Learn More