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  • Fraud Alert: How to Avoid Genetic Testing Scam That Can Cost Thousands

    September 18, 2019

    Genetic testing has become so popular that your test might even qualify for a tax break. But when someone other than your doctor recommends it, keep your Medicare card in your wallet — it could be a scam. Scam artists setting up booths at public events or health fairs, using…

  • New Cancer Institute Opens in Manchester

    September 10, 2019

    It’s a new day at Hartford HealthCare that brings with it the grand opening of a state-of-the-art cancer institute on Tolland Turnpike in Manchester and a new CEO at the helm of Hartford HealthCare. Here’s CEO Jeff Flaks: Q. Explain how the launch of this new cancer institute which you…

  • Why Younger, Healthier Non-Smokers Now Getting Head, Neck Cancer

    September 09, 2019

    The “face” of head and neck cancer has changed over the past 5 years, as the cause of these cancers is shifting. An estimated 51,000 new cases of oral cavity and pharynx cancers will occur in the United States this year, twice as common in men as in women, and…

  • Why Ovarian Cancer is Difficult to Diagnose

    September 09, 2019

    By Dr. Jonathan A. Cosin Director of Gynecologic Oncology The Hospital of Central Connecticut September is ovarian cancer awareness month, so it’s a good time to learn more about one of the more difficult cancers to diagnose. While ovarian cancer may not be one of the most common cancers among…

  • A Healthier You: Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute’s Fall Classes, Events

    September 03, 2019

    2019 Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Fall Calendar Here’s your guide to all of our upcoming events this fall: Community Education and Support Programs  Bereavement Support Group Sept. 25 Oct. 9 & 23 Nov. 13 & 27 2-3:30 pm Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital 326 Washington St., Norwich, Conference…

  • What’s a Thyroid Nodule? And is It Cancerous?

    August 12, 2019

    Hospital of Central Connecticut endocrine surgeon Dr. Carrie Carsello, the only Hartford HealthCare surgeon who is fellowship trained in endocrine surgery, says most people diagnosed with a thyroid nodule find it a little scary. “But,” she says, “the vast majority of thyroid nodules are benign, up to 95 percent. Sometimes, though,…

  • ‘Breakthrough’ Summit In Bangkok: Transforming Cancer Care

    July 29, 2019

    By Jo Cavallo American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Dr. Peter Yu, physician-in-chief of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, is planning a new approach at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s first international meeting, Breakthrough: A Global Summit for Oncology Innovators Oct. 11-13 in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Yu, past president…

  • How Physical Rehab Can Help Recovery From Lung Cancer      

    July 18, 2019

    By Ruth H. Satterberg Occupational Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist Hospital of Central CT Cancer Institute A lung cancer diagnosis can be extremely challenging. Lung cancer, different from breast cancer, often has more complications and challenges to overcome. Evidence shows that physical and occupational therapy can be very helpful at all stages…

  • The Long-Term Effects of Lung Cancer Therapy on Your Body

    July 18, 2019

    Treatment of lung cancer has developed rapidly in the past 10 years. With earlier detection and improved therapies, patient outcomes have improved significantly. The therapies used for treatment of lung cancer — chemotherapy, radiation and surgery — certainly cause many acute side effects.  But this article will focus on the…

  • Everyone Ride/Run Against Cancer Everyday (ERRACE) Holds Anniversary Ride July 13

    July 09, 2019

    With a goal of inspiring the community to be physically active and health conscious, while raising awareness and funding for cancer research, a group of professionals launched Everyone Ride/Run Against Cancer Everyday (ERRACE) a decade ago. On Saturday, July 13, the group will host an anniversary ride, run and walk…


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