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Breast Cancer

HER-2 Gene: This Aggressive Breast Cancer Requires Targeted Treatment

All breast cancers are not structured, and therefore not treated, the same, which is why doctors test tissue removed during biopsies to determine the type and stage of the disease. All tissue is also tested for what is called the HER-2 gene, according to Dr. Stacy Nerenstone, a breast oncologist...

New GI Tract Procedure

A New Way to Remove Precancerous Lesions from GI Tract

Tiny lesions rooted deep inside the intestinal tract might sound deadly and, in the past, they might have been. But, thanks to a new technique being done at Hartford HealthCare, many patients are leaving the operating room cancer-free. Dr. Vaibhav Mehendiratta, a gastroenterologist with Connecticut GI who is affiliated with...

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Breast Cancer: How to Know if You’re at Risk?

By Katherine Del Prato Family Nurse Practitioner Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute Millions of women and men have faced a breast cancer diagnosis. This year alone, 268,600 women and 2,670 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. When that person is a family member or friend, you may wonder what you can...

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How Surveillance Program Can Make a Difference When Breast Cancer Risk is High

One important way women at increased risk for breast cancer can monitor their health is by participating in Hartford HealthCare’s Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Surveillance Program. A variety of factors can may contribute to a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer, including: A strong family history of breast cancer....

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A Healthier You: Cancer Institute Fall Classes, Events

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 Nov. 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) Brain Tumor...

Dr. Kimberly Caprio

‘Knowing Your Breast Cancer Risk’ Dinner-With-the-Doc Talk Nov. 7

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and the Hartford Health Cancer Institute presents a health talk entitled “Knowing Your Breast Cancer Risk” Dr. Kimberly Caprio, a breast surgeon, Nov. 7 at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Memorial Conference Hall. In this free educational seminar, learn more about understanding breast cancer risk assessments, interpreting “high” risk...