Cancer

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 […]

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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.

New Microscope Technology Can Detect Tumor Cells in the Blood

UConn Health researchers presented their latest CLINBREAC trial study results showing the power of a new microscope to identify hard to find circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood of breast cancer patients. They presented the findings on Dec. 8 at the American Association for Cancer Research SABCS 2021 Symposium in San Antonio, Texas.

Which Patients Benefit Most from Immunotherapy? This Tool Can Tell

Identifying effective treatments early can save cancer patients from months of fruitless therapies

A Broken Rib Leads to Early Detection of Lung Cancer in Husband and Wife

Long-time smokers Kim and Henry Siccardi both were diagnosed with lung cancer. Early detection due to lung cancer screenings saved their lives.

Start with Day One- You Can Quit

Smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. Today is The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. Dr. Judith Cooney shares about the risks of smoking and smoking cessation program I CAN Quit – Nicotine and Tobacco Treatment for Individuals with CANcer