Cancer Institute

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Hartford HealthCare Honors Cancer Survivors

Anyone who has faced a devastating diagnosis such as cancer well knows that life is too short. At Hartford HealthCare, we believe every patient is a survivor from the moment of diagnosis, even as they battle through any needed treatment or surgery. To celebrate survival and recognize National Cancer Survivors...

Art Therapy

ART for Healing: Coping With Cancer Through Artistic Expression

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...

Truncal Lymphedema

When Breast Cancer Treatments Cause Truncal Lymphedema

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...

Breast Cancer Surgery

New: Radiofrequency Seeds Aid Breast Surgery, Improve Cosmetic Results

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...

Cancer/Yoga

A Healthier You: Cancer Institute Summer Classes, Events

2019 Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Summer Calendar Bereavement Support Group June 26, July 10 & 24, Aug. 14 & 28 from 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) Brain Tumor Support: Upcoming Events and Community Resources June 6, July 11, Aug....