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Head and Neck Cancer Rehab

Why Head and Neck Cancer Patients Need Speech, Swallow Rehabilitation

By Nicole Silva Speech Language Pathologist Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute According to the American Cancer Society, head and neck cancer accounts for approximately 65,000 cases annually. In the United States, about 3 percent of all cancers are head and neck cancer . Patients with head and neck cancer often face...

Cancer Navigator

Find Out How Navigators Can Help on Your Cancer Journey

The diagnosis, the appointments, the blood work, the imaging tests – hearing the words “breast cancer” can be overwhelming enough but adding the related tasks can make you shut down emotionally. That’s why Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute locations offer breast cancer patients the help of nurse navigators who are involved...

Yoga for Cancer

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 Oct. 23,  Nov. 13&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)...

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Living With a Cancer Diagnosis as an Older Adult

According to the National Cancer Institute, age is the greatest risk factor for developing cancer. In fact, 60 percent  of people who have cancer are 65 or older. So are 60 percent of cancer survivors. If you are an older adult with cancer, you should know that age is just...

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...


This Simple Saliva Test Assesses Breast Cancer Risk

By Meghan Burgess Breast cancer has a particularly high prevalence in Connecticut, but a new program is helping women and men identify their risk of developing the disease – and other cancers – through a simple questionnaire and saliva test. The Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program, offered through Hartford HealthCare...

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New Cancer Institute Opens in Manchester

It’s a new day at Hartford HealthCare that brings with it the grand opening of a state-of-the-art cancer institute on Tolland Turnpike in Manchester and a new CEO at the helm of Hartford HealthCare. Here’s CEO Jeff Flaks: Q. Explain how the launch of this new cancer institute which you...