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  • Mammogram? Let a Women’s Health Coordinator Be Your Guide

    October 10, 2019

    Whether it’s a woman’s first or the fifth, having a mammogram can bring a flood of emotions and anxiety. Patients face unfamiliar, sometimes uncomfortable equipment designed to detect abnormalities in the breast. If a mammogram reveals a cause for concern, many women’s minds race as they wait with uncertainty and…

  • New Twist for Cancer Survivors: Exercise Makes a Difference

    October 08, 2019

    So much of cancer seems beyond your control, but staying as active as possible can be key to managing the side effects of the disease and treatment and improving survival. Gretchin Bade, a physical therapist and program director of oncology with the Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network, cited at least 20…

  • Why Head and Neck Cancer Patients Need Speech, Swallow Rehabilitation

    October 08, 2019

    By Nicole Silva Speech Language Pathologist Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute According to the American Cancer Society, head and neck cancer accounts for approximately 65,000 cases annually. In the United States, about 3 percent of all cancers are head and neck cancer . Patients with head and neck cancer often face…

  • Find Out How Navigators Can Help on Your Cancer Journey

    October 02, 2019

    The diagnosis, the appointments, the blood work, the imaging tests – hearing the words “breast cancer” can be overwhelming enough but adding the related tasks can make you shut down emotionally. That’s why Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute locations offer breast cancer patients the help of nurse navigators who are involved…

  • Why St. Vincent’s, the Daughters of Charity and Hartford HealthCare are the Right Fit

    October 02, 2019

    BRIDGEPORT — The ceremony Tuesday officially binding St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a Catholic hospital that traces its history to the early 1900s and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, with Hartford HealthCare did not pass without at least one revelation. “Who believes in fate?” asked Vincent DiBattista, St….

  • A Healthier You: Cancer Institute Fall Classes, Events

    October 01, 2019

    2019 Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Fall Calendar Here’s your guide to all of our upcoming fall events: Community Education and Support Programs Bereavement Support Oct. 23,  Nov. 13&27 2- 3:30 pm Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital 326 Washington St., Norwich, Conference Room 2 To register, call 1.855.HHC.HERE (1.855.442.4373)…

  • What Is a Cancer Survivorship Care Plan?

    September 22, 2019

    By Deborah Walker, APRN Over a decade ago, the Institute of Medicine recommended every cancer patient receive an individual survivorship care plan that includes guidelines for monitoring and maintaining their health. This recommendation was developed from a prominent report, “From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition,” which focused…

  • This Simple Saliva Test Assesses Breast Cancer Risk

    September 21, 2019

    By Meghan Burgess Breast cancer has a particularly high prevalence in Connecticut, but a new program is helping women and men identify their risk of developing the disease – and other cancers – through a simple questionnaire and saliva test. The Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program, offered through Hartford HealthCare…

  • 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…


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