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Prostate Cancer and Relationships

How to Handle the Emotions of a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

This is the second installment of a two-part series on the effects of prostate cancer on relationships. Now that you’ve just been told you have prostate cancer, your urologist can explain every possible way the disease affects the body and what you can do about it. But psychologically, you’re on...

Cancer Survivorship Plan

What Is a Cancer Survivorship Care Plan?

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...

Cancer Survivorship

A Fresh Look at the Survivorship Phase of Endometrial Cancer

By Maureen Bracco, APRN, and Dr. Jonathan A. Cosin Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs in the United States.  For 2018, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be about 63,230 new cases of endometrial cancer diagnosed and about 11,350 women will die from this...


Bladder Cancer Found On Routine Test. He Chooses Radical Surgery.

Feeling “great” and not eager to carve out time for his annual physical in 2017, Paul Mikkelson almost didn’t make an appointment. Luckily, he did. The urine sample he gave as part of the routine testing revealed traces of blood. A second sample taken at a later appointment with his...


Feeling Like Her Old Self After Removal Of Cancerous Bladder

There’s little worse than feeling ill and getting no answers or having scant options for improvement. “I was being treated, but the symptoms were getting worse,” recalled Jane Feldman, a 62-year-old retiree from Avon about early care for her bladder cancer. “There was increasing amounts of blood in my urine...


New Treatment for Gastrointestinal Tumors Now Available at Hartford Hospital

Hartford HealthCare cancer specialists have delivered a new and exciting therapy to treat patients diagnosed with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors, a relatively rare form of cancer. Dr. Andrew Salner is a radiation oncologist and Medical Director of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital.  Q: What are gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors? A: These...

Lung Cancer Screening

Lung Cancer Study Leads to New Screening Program

Following national research data demonstrating substantial improvements in lung cancer mortality, Hartford HealthCare  researchers completed their own study exploring the feasibility of lung cancer screening in Connecticut. In a landmark study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, researchers with the National Lung Screening Trial screened more than 53,000 current or former...