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Cancer Care at WCHN

If you or a loved one faces cancer, you’ll want compassionate care from the best doctors, experienced at using the latest treatments and technologies. The Diebold Family Cancer Center provides truly extraordinary cancer care, right here in our community. You can count on us for personalized treatment tailored to your needs and goals.

We offer comprehensive cancer care in three locations: the Diebold Family Cancer Center at New Milford Hospital, the Praxair Cancer at Danbury Hospital, 
and the C. Anthony and Jean Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital.

Types of Cancer We Treat

  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Skin Cancers
  • Urological Cancers

Find an Oncologist

Doctors at tableWCHN offers multidisciplinary cancer care. Cancer experts from a variety of disciplines share their knowledge and expertise to determine the optimal treatment for each patient – always with the goal of achieving the best possible outcome.

Led by national known gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Thomas J. Rutherford, our core team includes the following specialists:

  • Gastroenterology
  • Medical oncology/hematology
  • Palliative care
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Surgical oncology

microscopeWestern Connecticut Health Network is committed to ongoing clinical research in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Our WCHN research program is part of a premier regional cancer network that includes Danbury, New Milford and Norwalk Hospitals. Clinical trials at WCHN come from a wide variety of sources.

Our list of clinical trials is continually evolving. See a complete list of available trials here.


Woman wearing pink tshirtsA cancer diagnosis affects the entire family. We offer guidance, support and answers to questions, along with help navigating through the many complexities of cancer treatment.

At Western Connecticut Health Network, you will never be treated like a number, but rather as a person – as you deserve to be.  A special team of oncology nurses and navigators and other members of our oncology team is here to ensure that your needs get met. We provide support and guidance through treatment and beyond, into your life as a cancer survivor.