We offer a full range of the most up to date diagnostic studies and therapeutic treatments available today.
Our hematologists are specialists who are dedicated to the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of blood diseases and disorders. There are many types of blood disorders including bleeding disorders, platelet disorders, bone marrow disorders, hemophilia and anemia. There are also several cancers of the blood including Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma.
Chemotherapy is the use of drugs or chemicals to treat an illness or disease. Many drugs are used to treat cancer, and not all cancers are treated with the same drugs or in the same way. Research has helped determine the most effective drugs for different kinds of cancers. You may receive one drug or a combination of drugs.
Chemotherapy treatments are administered either as an inpatient or an outpatient. Patients receiving chemotherapy meet with an oncology nurse who discusses the process of treatment and what might be expected. Our specially trained oncology nurses administer chemotherapy and collaborate with your physician and pharmacy to minimize and control side effects of the treatment.
Our outpatient infusion center provides chemotherapy, blood transfusions, intravenous fluid and drug therapies, and therapeutic phlebotomies.
The infusion center is located on the third floor of our Cancer Center. It is staffed by nurses with specialized oncology and infusion therapy experience. They are able to provide needed infusion treatments for cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis and other genetic disorders, and work closely with your physician.
The infusion center is open Monday through Friday, by appointment only. Please call our Cancer Center at 781-224-5810 for more information.
Radiation Oncology is the use of high energy x-rays to treat disease, primarily cancer, either by destroying cancer cells or by making them unable to grow and divide.
In external beam radiation therapy, a machine called a linear accelerator is used to produce a beam of x-rays that is precisely directed to the tumor or the part of the body being treated. The centerpiece of this technology is the Center's Elekta Infinity™ linear accelerator. This advanced and highly sophisticated radiation treatment system has the ability to substantially reduce the time required for radiotherapy patients while giving our clinicians the ability to treat cancer target areas more precisely and aggresively than ever before. The Center is one of the few cancer facilities in the region that has this technology.
In addition to serving as an important role in diagnosing cancer, in many cases, surgery is also a highly effective treatment. Hallmark Health surgeons combine years of experience with the latest advances in surgical techniques to aggressively and successfully treat many cancer types. Our surgeons collaborate with a multidisciplinary oncology team comprised of pathologists, oncologists and radiation oncologists to plan the least invasive surgery required to address the cancer while preserving as much normal function as possible.
Our oncology nurses are specially trained to care for cancer patients and their families. They work with your doctor to manage your care by monitoring your physical and emotional health, administering your treatment, teaching you and your family how to prevent complications, decrease side effects, providing emotional support and comfort. Each patient's customized treatment plan is coordinated by an oncology nurse to ensure that the patient is always aware of and involved in the treatment choices, process and progress.
Biotherapy is a type of treatment that works with your immune system. It can help fight cancer or help control side effects from other cancer treatments like chemotherapy.
Biotherapy and chemotherapy are both treatments that fight cancer. Biotherapy helps your immune system fight cancer. Chemotherapy attacks the cancer cells directly. Researchers are not sure how biotherapy helps your immune system fight cancer. But they feel that it may stop or slow the growth of cancer cells; make it easier for your immune system to destroy or get rid of cancer cells; and keep cancer from spreading to other parts of your body.
The team understands the many aspects of illness as it enters its more serious stages. This includes physical, psychosocial, spiritual and emotional care and support for patients and their families. The goal is to provide the best possible quality of life and comfort with everyday activities.
Physical Therapy and Lymphedema Services
Lymphedema is a chronic, abnormal accumulation of fluid in the arm, leg, breast, head or neck often related to cancer. Our physical therapists are highly trained, licensed and certified in lymphedema care with extensive experience working with oncology patients, cancer related fatigue and scar tissue adhesions.
To book an appointment, please call 781-224-5895.
Genetic Counseling and Testing
Medical Oncologists and staff from our Social Work Department perform genetic counseling and testing for breast and colon cancer.
Nutrition Counseling from a Registered Dietitian
Your team will include a nutritional counselor. The counselor is there to help each patient achieve and maintain desirable body weight as well as to prevent nutritional imbalances and deficiencies in diet. Special considerations are given to patient and family education.
The Breast Health Center
The Breast Health Center at Hallmark Health offers patients access to the latest technological advances in prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of breast disease in a comforting and caring environment.