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Category Archives: Cancer

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...

Former Major Leaguer John Ellis to Speak At Backus Cancer Survivor’s Day Celebration

NORWICH—Former major league catcher, founder of the Connecticut Sports Foundation and cancer survivor John Ellis will be one of the...

Backus Oncology Radiation Services Transitions to HHC Cancer Institute

Backus Hospital’s Cancer Program took another big step in the creation of a comprehensive, coordinated system of care for cancer...

Survivors In Fashion fire up crowd

It’s safe to say that the breast cancer survivor models once again wowed the crowd as they took stage at...

Survivors in Fashion 2013

Seventeen Backus cancer survivors took to the stage Friday, Oct. 25, as fashion models, and role models. To see more,...

Cancer Survivors Day 2013

Former UConn Huskies men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun was the keynote speaker during Baskus Hospital's recent 2013 Cancer Survivors Day. Calhoun, a cancer survivor himself, spoke about his own experience with the disease and encouraged other survivors and their caregivers.

Cancer Survivors Ready to Take Center Stage

Backus Cancer Survivors are all fired up to raise funds for breast cancer. To learn more about the Survivors in...

Backus to host breast health education event

NORWICH – The William W. Backus Hospital’s Breast Center will host “Understanding Your Mammogram” on Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 5-6:30...