Cancer

Hope on the Horizon: Newly Introduced Bill to Congress Could Dramatically Improve Sickle Cell Patient Care Nationwide

If enacted the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Centers Act of 2022 would expand annual funding by $535 million for sickle cell disease treatment, research and education. Read how the leadership of Dr. Biree Andemariam and her UConn Health New England Sickle Cell Institute are making a real community impact.

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Cabrera portrait

Cancer Survivor Gives Hope to Others That There is Light at the End of Cancer

The diagnosis of any type of cancer is devastating and for Carlos Cabrera, the day he was diagnosed with rectal cancer totally changed his life and shattered his wife.  With treatment, surgery, and mental health care, he has come out on the other side, cancer-free and with a change of outlook on life.

Cancer Survivor Credits Doctors at UConn Health for Determination to Find Answers

“I am over the moon with the care at UConn Health, it is world-class,” says Jay Buth about his experience with his care after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

UConn Health Earns Re-accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers of the American College of Surgeons

The National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a quality program administered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted accredited status to the UConn Health Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center.

A Small Spot of Skin Cancer Can have a Big Impact

It's skin cancer awareness month and Ken Jones was fortunate to find melanoma early and have it treated. Ken shared his story with us and Dr. Hao Feng tells us how much sunscreen we really need and how often you should see a dermatologist for a skin check.

Difficult Choice – Positive Outcome for Pregnant Mom Battling Cancer

When Keri Sherman was diagnosed with colorectal cancer she was 17 weeks pregnant and was forced to make an extremely hard decision. Should she start cancer treatment right away and risk the health of the baby or wait and risk the cancer progressing to life-threatening stages? A multidisciplinary team of UConn Health providers helped guide […]

O’Brien Family Photo

Grateful Patient Supports Critical Cancer Research, Inspires Others

After devoting her career to nonprofit work and fundraising, Abigail O’Brien’s breast cancer diagnosis at age 35 gave her a renewed sense of purpose

Colon Cancer Prevention Program at UConn Health Saving Lives with Early Detection

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, not including skin cancer, and the second leading cause of death in both men and women combined.

The Power of our Immune System, Patient Defies the Odds

Modern medicine can work wonders, but sometimes, even when it seems impossible, something truly remarkable takes place.

Cervical Cancer is Preventable

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month serves as a reminder that cervical cancer is preventable with regular screening tests and the HPV vaccine.