When cancer enters your life, it's comforting to know that long commutes for appointments and treatments don't have to be the norm. We provide compassionate, first-class cancer care right here in Northeast Connecticut.
Our integrated approach includes physicians, cancer specialists and an extended team of other professionals, who all work together to ensure you have the best quality of life.
Our services* include:
- Medical Hematology/Oncology:
- Outpatient Infusion Services: Available in Day Kimball Hospital's Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center.
- Surgery: Our surgical team works collaboratively with the assistance of your patient navigator to communicate with your primary care physician and connect you with a hematologist/oncologist, radiologist and other specialists as needed.
- Patient Navigation: These services assist patient with accessing diagnostic imaging services, support groups, social services, and nutritional consultations.
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Breast Health Program: This program promotes the use of and access to routine screening mammography. If you have an abnormal mammogram or need a breast biopsy, we’ll help you navigate smoothly through the healthcare system.
- Genetic Testing/Early Detection: Our professional staff is trained in genetic counseling and risk assessment. Genetic screening holds much promise in understanding a person's risk for developing cancer, particularly for the 5 to 10 percent of patients whose cancer is due to abnormal genes. You may wish to seek genetic screening if you have several relatives with cancer or relatives who developed cancer before the age of 50. A family history of an unusual or rare form of cancer is also a common reason for screening. Please discuss with your doctor.
- Risk Prevention Assessments
- Clinical Trials: Available at the Norwich, CT site.
* Referral from the patient's primary care physician required.
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ABOUT THE DAY KIMBALL HOSPITAL CANCER CENTER TEAM
The Day Kimball Hospital Hematology/Oncology staff who will deliver care to our patients consists of board-certified Hematologist/Oncologists from ECHO along with our team of certified oncology nurses, a patient navigator, dietician, pharmacist, medical assistants, receptionist, reflexologist and massage therapist. In addition, a team of skilled and experienced surgeons perform minimally invasive surgeries in Day Kimball Hospital’s state-of-the-art operating rooms, including sentinel lymph node biopsies and immediate, post-mastectomy breast reconstructions.
ABOUT EASTERN CONNECTICUT HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY ASSOCIATES
The ECHO team has been practicing for more than 25 years and provides a depth and breadth of experience and clinical expertise in cancer and blood disorder treatments. They are proud to be one of the founding practices of Cancer Clinics of Excellence. They participate regularly in research and academics with studies published in reputable medical journals. Above all else, ECHO is committed to the care and improvement of human life. They practice medicine with these values as a foundation:
- Recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual.
- Treat all those served with respect, dignity, compassion and kindness.
- Act with absolute honesty, integrity and fairness in the way they conduct
business and the way they live their lives.
Key Staff Members
Mandeep S. Dhami, MD, Medical Director of Hematology-Oncology Services
Renuka Dulala, MD
Kandhasamy Jagathambal, MD
Dinesh Kapur, MD
Dennis Slater, MD
Jie Yang, MD
A caring team of certified oncology nurses, dietician, pharmacist, medical assistants, receptionist, reflexologist and massage therapist complete the staff. Treatments provided include chemotherapy, biotherapy, transfusions, iron infusions and injections.
Each of our patients has a right to:
- A diagnosis within a week of a suspicious biopsy.
- A prompt appointment with an oncologist when referred by the family doctor, surgeon or another specialist for evaluation of suspected neoplasm.
- An oncologist with whom the patient feels comfortable.
- A specific diagnosis.
- A second opinion.
- A copy of medical records, including pathology report.
- Information about condition and treatment options in language the patient can understand.
- Know the scientific evidence behind the doctor's treatment recommendation, and the strength of that evidence.
- Information about the benefits and risks of a particular treatment, including the benefits and risks of not having the treatment.
- Information about clinical trials.
Rose Bove LaRose Cancer Center at Day Kimball Hospital
When you arrive in the cancer center, a nurse will review your lab work and chemotherapy orders. The nurse will ask you questions about how you are feeling and whether you are experiencing any problems. Your chemotherapy cannot be mixed before your visit because we must first check your blood counts. These results may affect whether you receive the treatment or an altered dose. The pharmacy at Day Kimball Hospital supports the mixing of all medications, and works with your doctor and nurses to ensure quality care. Your friends and family are welcome to sit with you in the chemotherapy area as space permits.
Day Kimball Hospital
320 Pomfret Street
Putnam, CT 06260
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (860) 963-6425
Fax: (860) 963-3806