Cancer

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Surviving Head and Neck Cancer

Treatment of advanced head and neck cancer requires close collaborations between several health care services. The team at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center provides a multidisciplinary approach that provides better outcomes.

Cancer Survivor Finds Peace with New Lifestyle

Focusing on living in the moment rather than worrying about the future has helped Sandra Theriault through her cancer survivorship.

UConn Health Specialty Helps Cancer Survivors Thrive

Millions of adults and children in the United States are cancer survivors whose lives changed in an instant when they first learned of their cancer. Many say that although they were relieved when the treatment ended, it was hard to transition to a new way of life. 

2021 Top Doctors Named by Connecticut Magazine

See which 43 UConn Health physicians have been named 2021 Top Doctors by Connecticut Magazine. Plus, read more about four UConn Health doctors and their additional unique talents beyond their daily practice of medicine.

Brandy Compton, with her son Jermaine.

Life of Young Mom with Sickle Cell Disease Improved by New Drug

Patients at UConn Health's New England Sickle Cell Institute have a range of advanced health management options available to them

Dr. Andrew Chen with a patient in an exam room

Establishing Guidelines for Surgery After Skin Cancer

Physicians now have evidence-based recommendations for when skin cancer leaves a patient in need of reconstructive surgery. UConn Health’s chief of plastic surgery, Dr. Andrew Chen, led a national brain trust to come up with them.

Skin Cancer, When Found and Treated Early is Highly Curable

An estimated 3.6 million Americans are diagnosed with Basal Cell Carcinoma each year, the most common type of skin cancer. Early diagnosis and treatment is key.

UConn Health First in New England to Offer Surgical Navigation for Breast-Conserving Surgery

Leading the way in breast-conserving surgery, UConn Health is the first hospital in New England to offer the surgical navigation system by EnVisio.

Debunking Skin Cancer Myths

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. May is skin cancer awareness month and we debunk some common myths about this disease and provide some tips to reduce your risk.

Death of ‘Black Panther’ Star Sheds Light on Young Adults’ Colon Cancer Risks

In a year marked by painful losses, movie fans have another reason to grieve: Chadwick Boseman, the star of the popular film "Black Panther," died Aug. 28 at age 43, following a four-year battle with colon cancer. Boseman was among a growing number of young adults to be diagnosed with colon cancer, a condition once regarded as an older person’s disease.