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  • ART for Healing: Coping With Cancer Through Artistic Expression

    June 18, 2019

    When coping with a chronic illness such as cancer, patients and their caregivers can experience a range of complex emotions. Expressive arts and other forms of integrative medicine can be an important resource for people to learn coping strategies, express their feelings and help process experiences during early diagnosis, treatment and…

  • When Breast Cancer Treatments Cause Truncal Lymphedema

    June 10, 2019

    Lymphedema, a collection of fluid that can cause swelling, is possible anywhere in the body but seems to be identified and addressed more commonly when it happens in an arm or leg. When persistent swelling occurs in the underarm, breast, or chest, patients will often decide to wait and see…

  • New: Radiofrequency Seeds Aid Breast Surgery, Improve Cosmetic Results

    June 10, 2019

    Not all breast disease can be felt, so surgeons have developed ways to mark the lump or lesion for more effective removal. At Hartford HealthCare, that process just got a lot more high-tech and efficient. This month, the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Breast Program becomes the first in the state…

  • Rethinking Immunity to Help Beat Cancer

    June 04, 2019

    By Dr. Peter Yu Physician-in-Chief, Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute It is frightening to receive a cancer diagnosis. But there is more hope than ever before. Through clinical trials and research, we are developing new treatments that help people live longer and better lives – and actually cure an increasing number of…

  • Hartford Hospital to Host Outreach Fairs on World No Tobacco Day

    May 23, 2019

    Many things in this life can take your breath away, but tobacco should not be one of them. To commemorate World No Tobacco Day on May 31, the Stop Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program (STOPP) — a new population health initiative held at Hartford Hospital in partnership with the Connecticut…

  • The Importance of Physical Activity in Cancer Survivorship

    May 13, 2019

    By Gretchin Bade Program Director of Oncology Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network At least 20 studies of people with breast, colorectal, prostate and ovarian cancer have suggested that physically active cancer survivors have a lower risk of cancer recurrence and improved survival compared to survivors who are inactive. Exercise also has…

  • Rebuilding Your Life After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis

    May 13, 2019

    Dr. Gerard Fumo Physician Lead, Hartford HealthCare Gastrointestinal Disease Management Team Colorectal cancer, a potentially lethal disease, is one of the most preventable cancers because doctors can remove precancerous growths during a colonoscopy. In part, because of the advances in screening, which leads to detection and removal of early cancers,…

  • Breast Surgeons Group: Start Routine Screening at Age 40

    May 08, 2019

    If age is just a number, why is the year a woman should start having annual mammograms so important – and so controversial? Most recently, the American Society of Breast Surgeons (ASBrS) issued new guidelines advising women at average risk of breast cancer to begin annual mammograms at 40, which…

  • Cancer Institute’s Abbi Bruce an Extraordinary Healer Award Finalist

    May 06, 2019

    Abbi Bruce, director of the Hartford Region of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, has been recognized as a finalist for the CURE 2019 Extraordinary Healer Award. This is a distinguished national award presented at the Oncology Nursing Society annual conference to honor oncology nurses who have made great strides in…

  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Offers 3D Mammography Exams at Torrington and Winsted locations

    May 02, 2019

    For women seeking a convenient location for their annual mammography screening, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital radiology services offers Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams at two convenient locations – 220 Kennedy Drive in Torrington and Hungerford Emergency & Medical Care at 115 Spencer Street in Winsted. Digital 3D mammography from CHH utilizes advanced…


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