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What are some services offered by Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston?

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Brigham and Women's Hospital provides a range of clinical services including radiation oncology, neurosurgery, newborn medicine and emergency medicine. Its support services include care coordination, patient family relations, pharmacy services and social work services. In addition to its Dana Farber Cancer Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital operates specialty centers focused on heart and vascular conditions, orthopedics and arthritis, lung diseases, women's health, and neurosciences.

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Infusion, pain and palliative care, and stem cell and bone marrow transplantation are among the Cancer Center's clinical services. Among the 12 specialized disease centers that comprise the hospital's Cancer Center are the cutaneous cancer, thoracic cancer and gastrointestinal cancer treatment centers. Services available through the cutaneous cancer treatment center, which provides treatment of various skin cancers, include positron emission tomography, advanced radiation oncology techniques and phototherapy. The multidisciplinary approach of the neuro-oncology cancer treatment center involves specialists in neuro-imaging, neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and neuropsychology in patient treatment. Infusion, pain and palliative care, and stem cell and bone marrow transplantation are among the Cancer Center's clinical services.

Brigham and Women's Lung Center treats airway and breathing disorders, chest and lung cancers, infectious and immunologic disorders, such as cystic fibrosis and tuberculosis, respiratory failure, and end-state lung disease. The Lung Center's treatment team brings together specialists from the hospital's pulmonary, critical care and thoracic surgery departments.

The Emergency Medicine department at Brigham and Women's Hospital serves almost 60,000 patients a year through a patient- and family-centered model. Emergency department staff includes emergency radiologists, trauma surgeons, critical care physicians and a multidisciplinary team of medical and surgical specialists.

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