More options, more hope in your cancer care

The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute brings you more access to cancer care in Eastern Connecticut. With offices in Norwich, Plainfield, Waterford and Windham, we offer a full range of diagnostic, treatment, education, and support services, all close to home.

As the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, we bring you more access to world-renowned clinical research trials. The Cancer Institute also follows the cancer treatment standards and protocols developed at Memorial Sloan Kettering, the premier cancer treatment center in the country.

Our multidisciplinary team of nurses and physicians includes specialized medical and radiation oncologists to treat your cancer, along with access to surgeons who specialize in breast, gynecology, thoracic, urology, and gastroenterology should the need arise.

Our nurses play a key role on your cancer care team, providing the most hands-on care during your treatment. Our nursing team brings extraordinary knowledge and experience to your care. All of our nurses are certified by the Oncology Nurses Society to safely administer chemotherapy and immunotherapy, while many carry the distinguished Oncology Nurse Certification.

We provide more hope and healing for the many emotional issues cancer patients can face. We provide you with access to the state’s most comprehensive behavioral health network and complimentary therapies. We also offer access to integrated medicine, which provides services and education to complement and enhance the mind, body, and spirit.

From diagnosis, through treatment, recovery and survivorship — Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute is offering more … for you.

Book your colonoscopy now

Get the message. Schedule a colonoscopy.

In Connecticut, colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer diagnosed in women and the fourth-most common cancer diagnosed in men, according to the state Health Department.

A colonoscopy is one of the few screening tests that can actually prevent colon cancer. By finding and taking colon polyps out before they become cancer, doctors can prevent their later development into cancer. When caught early, colorectal cancer has a 90 percent survival rate.

Why get a colonoscopy?

The rate of colorectal cancer diagnoses has dropped each year since the mid-1980s because more people are getting screened and more people are adjusting their lifestyle to reduce risk factors.

Key factors that can increase the risk of colorectal cancer include:

  • Age: Current guidelines recommend screening begin at age 45 for people at average risk
  • Personal history of colon cancer, polyps or inflammatory bowel disease
  • Family history of colon cancer or polyps.
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), a hereditary condition that creates hundreds of polyps in the colon and rectum.
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol use

Why wait?

Make an appointment for your colonoscopy today!


 
 
 
 

The Backus Boutique

Offering personal care and support items for patients undergoing various treatments for many different cancers, with a special focus on the breast cancer patient.

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Backus Hospital

Cancer Care Services
  • Cancer Care Services
  • Axillary Node Dissection
  • Breast Conservative Surgery/Lumpectormy
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Chemotherapy
  • Diagnostic Services
  • External Beam Radiation
  • Hormonal Therapy
  • Infusion Center
  • Integrative Therapies
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Mastectomy
  • Outpatient Infusion
  • Pathology
  • Prostatectomy
  • Radiology Services
  • Radiation Seed Implantation
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Screening
  • Support Groups

Meet our Cancer Care Specialists:

Ahmed Chaudhary

 

Radiation Oncology

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital
Norwich, CT 06360
Sope Olugbile

4.8

Medical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 06106
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Willimantic, CT 06226
Hartford, CT 06106
Aleksandra Kuczmarska-Haas

 

Radiation Oncology

Central Connecticut Radiation Oncology, PC at Backus Hospital
Norwich, CT 06360
Tonya Hall

 

Gastroenterology

Connecticut GI, PC
Norwich, CT 06360
More Locations
Norwich, CT 06360
David Coletti

4.8

General Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group
Norwich, CT 06360
More Locations
Mystic, CT 06355
Jie Yang

 

Medical Oncology

Eastern Connecticut Hematology & Oncology
Norwich, CT 06360
Dennis Slater

 

Hematology / Oncology

Eastern Connecticut Hematology & Oncology
Norwich, CT 06360
Sapna Khubchandani

4.8

Medical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute - Waterford
Waterford, CT 06385
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Norwich, CT 06360
Amy Brown

4.9

Gynecologic Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital Department of Gynecology
Hartford, CT 06106
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Norwich, CT 06360
Manchester, CT 06042
Dinesh Kapur

 

Hematology / Oncology

Eastern Connecticut Hematology & Oncology
Norwich, CT 06360
Christy Stanat

4.9

Breast Surgery

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group Specialty Care
Norwich, CT 06360
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Waterford, CT 06385
Rosalind Van Stolk

 

Gastroenterology

Connecticut GI, PC
Waterford, CT 06385
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Norwich, CT 06360
Bret Schipper

4.8

Surgical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at Hartford Hospital Department of Surgical Oncology
Hartford, CT 06106
More Locations
New Britain, CT 06053
Susan Kim

 

Radiation Oncology

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital
Norwich, CT 06360
Stacy Spooner

 

Diagnostic Radiology

Mark Fiengo

4.9

Cardiovascular Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Norwich, CT 06360
More Locations
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Michael Kane

4.9

Medical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute - Waterford
Waterford, CT 06385
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Plainfield, CT 06374
Pouyan Changizzadeh

 

Hematology / Oncology

Eastern Connecticut Hematology & Oncology
Norwich, CT 06360
Huseyin Nail Aydin

4.8

Surgical Oncology

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Willimantic, CT 06226
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Tolland, CT 06084
Vanessa Johnson

 

Hematology & Oncology

Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Backus Hospital
Norwich, CT 06360