Treating Your Cancer

At the Lahey Health Cancer Institute (LHCI), all of our care centers focus on each patient as a distinct individual. Because no two people – and no two cancers – are exactly alike, your treatment is tailored to your particular cancer and your personal lifestyle.

We firmly believe that every person deserves a unique approach to treatment. Our personalized treatment options include tapping breakthroughs in genomic testing, precision cancer treatment, and other scientific advances, to offer you as many options as possible.

Cancer-Specific Focus

Our unique approach is further distinguished by a cancer site-specific focus. Lahey Health has cancer teams – each headed by a director-leader and including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists as well as various allied healthcare providers – that specialize in specific types of cancer.

Our state-of-the-art tools and procedures, personalized treatment options, and access to innovative clinical trials can give you the certainty of knowing that you are receiving the highest standard of cancer care in the right place: your own community.

At Your Side Throughout

Patients who come to Lahey Health for cancer care will also have a personal patient navigator to help answer questions, coordinate care, manage appointment scheduling, and much more. Your navigator will be at your side throughout and is a resource you can turn to for any need you may have related to your treatment and care.

Stem Cell Transplants

Lahey Health offers autologous stem cell transplants (ASCT), a procedure in which high-dose chemotherapy is used to treat certain hematologic cancers such as multiple myeloma and certain lymphomas. A stem cell transplant “rescues” your body with an infusion of healthy blood-forming cells following high-dose chemotherapy. The infused stem cells migrate to bone marrow, where they produce blood cells that your body and immune system require.

LHCI’s Cancer Treatment Programs

At Lahey Health, we have a wealth of experience and strong expertise in treating all types of cancer. Because both you and your cancer are unique, we use a team approach to determine the makeup of your specific cancer and how best to treat it. Lahey’s cancer treatment programs include:

  • Adrenal cancer
  • Bladder
  • Blood Cancer (Hematology/Oncology)
  • Brain cancer & skull base cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Endocrine cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Genitourinary cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer (ovary, uterus)
  • Head & neck cancer
  • Leukemia & lymphoma
  • Liver cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Pancreatic cancer & bile duct cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Rectal/anal cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Skin cancer (including melanoma)
  • Stomach cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Thoracic (lung/mesothelioma) cancer
  • Thyroid cancer

Four More Common Types of Cancer

At LHCI, we offer superior, comprehensive care for any type of cancer. To give you an idea of our scope and breadth of services, here we present a more in-depth look at four common types.

Breast Cancer

From the moment you walk in, we want you to feel confident that you are in expert hands and the right place.

Breast Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

Our patient-focused care assures you are treated with respect and compassion every step of the way.

Colorectal Cancer

Genitourinary Cancer

Genitourinary cancer includes prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and adrenal cancer.

Genitourinary Cancer

Thoracic Cancer

We are a regional leader in treating thoracic cancer, which includes lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other chest cancer.

Thoracic Cancer

Stories & Journeys

The most impactful stories about cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survival are best told by those who have been there.

Stories & Journeys

Multidisciplinary Team

At Lahey, you benefit from an expert team of providers who help develop and follow the most advanced treatment protocols.

Multidisciplinary Team