Our Services

Cancer Center

Programs & Classes

Breast Cancer Support Group

For breast cancer patients and their families, sponsored by Backus Hospital and ECHO.
• Third Tuesday of every month
• 7 – 8 p.m.
• Backus Medical Office Building Radiation Therapy Waiting Room
Program free; no registration required. Call 860-892-2777.

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group

For cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Education and support group during treatment and afterward.
• Third Tuesday of every month
• 5 – 6 p.m.
• Backus Medical Office Building conference room
Program free; no registration required. Call 860-892-2777.

Psycho-Educational Support Group for Cancer Patients and Survivors

“Diagnosed with Cancer? What You Need to Know” is for anyone affected by cancer.
• Second Tuesday of every month
• 5 – 6 p.m.
• Backus main lobby conference room 1
Program free; registration requested but not required. Call 860-889-8331, ext. 4239.


Cancer Registry

The Cancer Registry Department collects data on all cancer cases and registers the data and statistics with the National Center Data Bank.

The collection of this information is confidential. The data assists a national effort to improve treatment and survival in patients.

To read about colon cancer treatment statistics in 2012, click here

To read about our community outreach in 2012, click here