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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...

PSA test

How to Stop Prostate Cancer? It Starts With a PSA Test

Dr. Ryan Dorin, a urologist at the Hartford HealthCare Tallwood Urology & Kidney Institute, says the PSA test remains the best way to detect prostate cancer at its earliest stages and give the patient the best chance at successful treatment. Here’s a quick Q&A: Q: There has been a fair...

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....


Rethinking Immunity to Help Beat Cancer

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...

Cancer Recovery and Physical Activiity

The Importance of Physical Activity in Cancer Survivorship

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...