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Celebrating Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors deserve to be celebrated! The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute is holding luncheon celebrations honoring patients this June! Check out these pictures from one such celebration, held June 3, 2017, honoring cancer survivors (and their family and friends) who received services at The Hospital of Central Connecticut: Two additional cancer...


Hartford HealthShare: Take A Seat At The Table (We Are Listening)

Looking for an opportunity to help define, refine and improve communications at Hartford HealthCare? Please take a seat at the Hartford HealthShare table. We are listening. We are swinging open the (virtual) doors to Hartford HealthShare, a tool to help us listen to you for the purpose of better communication. Why?...


When The Cancer Doctor Becomes The Cancer Patient

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute breast surgeon Dr. Kristen Zarfos has a reputation among her patients for her warm personality, her compassion and her willingness to engage patients and their families in treatment at every step of their breast cancer fight. “I think the most important thing is to have patients engaged...


How Soccer Got Her Through Cancer

Like many moms, Amy Daniele has a full schedule, often based around her kids’ schooling and sports. It was while traveling to attend a karate tournament that she discovered the lump in her breast that was later diagnosed as cancer. Amy found the quick and attentive care she received from...


In Avon: Kids. Coffee. Chemo.

Heather Satlof is a busy wife, mother and friend. On many mornings, you’ll find Heather conferring with confidantes at Dom’s Coffee Shop. It wasn’t until she was diagnosed with breast cancer that she discovered how important those friendships could be. The 47-year-old Avon resident found her friends’ support helped her through...


Cancer Changed Her Life (Ironically, For The Better)

Like most people, cancer changed Linda Choser’s life in ways she never could have imagined. But in her case it was for the better. Through a combination of her positive attitude, spirituality and treatment at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Center at MidState Medical Center in Meriden, she is now cancer-free....