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Category Archives: Cancer

New options for breast cancer survivor

When it comes to breast cancer, decisions about surgery options can be difficult. Backus Hospital has surgical options for breast...

Backus Cancer Survivors Day 2016

The Backus Cancer Survivors Day Celebration took place Saturday, Oct. 1 at the hospital. Scenes from that day, including part...

More than a Boutique

The Boutique at Backus is more than just a place for cancer patients and their families to purchase gifts and...

Cancer patients find peace with yoga

Yoga helps people attain inner peace by allowing participants to gain control of their mind, body and soul. For cancer...

Backus Names New Oncology Nurse Navigator

Jessica Vanase, RN, has been caring for cancer patients for more than eight years. For her, it’s more than a...

Backus Hospital to Offer Free Yoga Classes For Cancer Patients

Norwich—The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital will begin offering yoga for cancer patients in two, six-week sessions starting...

Backus to Host Cancer Support Group

NORWICH—Beginning on Sept. 22, Backus Hospital will host a general cancer support group for patients and their families. The group...

Backus to Host Fourth Annual Head and Neck Cancer Screening

NORWICH—Backus Hospital will host its fourth annual Head and Neck Cancer Screening on Thursday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to...

Cancer Survivors Day at Backus 2014

A steady rain and chilly temperatures could do little to dampen the spirit and enthusiasm of cancer survivors, caregivers, families and the keynote speakers who attended the Cancer Survivors Day Celebration at Backus Saturday, October 11. Former Yankees catcher John Ellis and Hartford Hospital Surgical Oncologist David Eisenberg, MD, FACS, both cancer survivors, spoke about their own experiences with the disease. Thanks to all who helped put this event together.

Windham, Backus, and Hartford Hospitals Team-Up For Free Breast Health Event

WILLIMANTIC—To help kick off of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Windham and Backus hospitals, with the help of the Hartford Hospital...