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Prostate Cancer and Relationships

How to Handle the Emotions of a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

This is the second installment of a two-part series on the effects of prostate cancer on relationships. Now that you’ve just been told you have prostate cancer, your urologist can explain every possible way the disease affects the body and what you can do about it. But psychologically, you’re on...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Lung Cancer Surgery: A Closer Look

Surgery to remove a lobe of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lung just before Christmas brought worldwide attention to a disease that is on the rise in the United States. While it’s not known if the 85-year-old justice, who does not have a history of smoking, had lung cancer...

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...

Cancer Survivorship

A Fresh Look at the Survivorship Phase of Endometrial Cancer

By Maureen Bracco, APRN, and Dr. Jonathan A. Cosin Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive organs in the United States.  For 2018, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be about 63,230 new cases of endometrial cancer diagnosed and about 11,350 women will die from this...

Lung Cancer Screening

Lung Cancer Study Leads to New Screening Program

Following national research data demonstrating substantial improvements in lung cancer mortality, Hartford HealthCare  researchers completed their own study exploring the feasibility of lung cancer screening in Connecticut. In a landmark study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, researchers with the National Lung Screening Trial screened more than 53,000 current or former...

Male Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence After Prostate Surgery: What to Expect

Download this free informational resource as your guide to men’s health issues. A radical prostatectomy that removes the prostate gland and surrounding tissue offers men with localized prostate cancer a clear pathway to neutralizing the disease. The 10-year survival rate, according to a study cited by the National Institutes of...


A Coach’s (Cancer) Team

Kristina Gianinni of Avon is a businesswoman, mom, and volunteer. Her avocation, though, brings her to a local basketball court. Here, she coaches young men and women – including her own daughter. The sport provides her both focus and refuge from life’s pressures, while helping others appreciate the positive aspects...