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Pancreatic Cancer

Free Pancreatic Care Webinar June 11

The fourth leading cause of cancer death in both men and women, pancreatic cancer, is an aggressive form of the disease that often exhibits few symptoms until it is advanced. Approximately 57,000 Americans will be diagnosed with it this year, according to the American Cancer Society. About 47,000 will die...

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Free ‘Breast Health During COVID-19’ Webinar May 28

Hartford HealthCare has enlisted technology to provide webinars on a variety of important topics as the COVID-19 pandemic forces a temporary halt to in-person community education sessions. On Thursday, May 28, from 12 to 1 p.m., existing and new breast patients of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute can learn more...

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Cancer Institute Joins National COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, specialists with the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute have joined academic cancer centers across the country to examine the virus’ effect on patients with cancer. The group, called the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19), is led by Vanderbilt University and provides a national registry with input...

Head and Neck Cancer Rehab

How COVID-19 Crisis is Upending Cancer Patients’ Treatment

COVID-19 is the great disruptor, but for cancer patients, it’s one added threat to their lives. Dr. Peter Yu, physician-in-chief of the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute, said that while everyone’s lives are disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, for patients with cancer, it is one added layer of...

Lymphoma

Living Longer with Lymphona While Coping with Side Effects

Lymphoma, or cancer that starts in the immune system, is divided primarily into Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. According to Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER), patients with Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma have a five-year survival rate of 86 percent and 72 percent, respectively. This is proof of success of...

Cancer Massage

Massage Therapy and Cancer: How it Makes a Difference

Massage therapy is an integrative medicine method that uses techniques that include manual manipulation of soft tissues through pressure, stretching and gentle movement. Techniques vary, but massage therapists are commonly trained in Swedish, classical, sports massage and reflexology, among others. In the United States, massage is one of the fastest-growing...

Coronavirus

What COVID-19 Means For Cancer Patients and Their Care

Dr. Andrew L. Salner, Medical Director of Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital, answers some questions of interest to cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Q: Why are people with a cancer diagnosis at a higher risk for COVID-19? A: Many people with a cancer diagnosis are undergoing treatments...