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Feeling Like Her Old Self After Removal Of Cancerous Bladder

There’s little worse than feeling ill and getting no answers or having scant options for improvement. “I was being treated, but the symptoms were getting worse,” recalled Jane Feldman, a 62-year-old retiree from Avon about early care for her bladder cancer. “There was increasing amounts of blood in my urine...


HHC Breast Surgeon Earns Award

The Southern Connecticut Black Chamber of Commerce recently honored Dr. Camelia Lawrence, director of breast surgery at The Hospital of Central Connecticut (THOCC) and MidState Medical Center, as its Business Woman of the Year. The award was one of five given out at the group’s 11th Annual Awards and Holiday...


Breast Cancer Surgeon Joins Central Connecticut Team

Dr. April Duckworth, a breast oncology surgeon, is joining the Comprehensive Breast Center at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at The Hospital of Central Connecticut in October. Dr. Duckworth previously served as a fellow at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, where she performed nipple-sparing, skin-sparing and other types of mastectomies; biopsies; dissections; ductoscopy;...


Spreading Hope in the World, One Dress at a Time

By making dresses to donate to girls on another continent, Betsy Humiston is paying it forward, despite her own fight for life since she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer nearly five years ago. “When I’m making these dresses I think about these little girls in Africa and how I just...


Waterford Oncologist Comes Home to His Naval Roots

A desire to work within the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and a love of the Connecticut shoreline has brought Dr. Michael Kane back to his roots. Dr. Kane, the new Director of Physician System Integration for the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute and now practicing in the Institute’s Waterford center, is...