UConn Health Minute: Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer is hard to detect because it generally doesn’t cause any symptoms. As UConn Health endocrine surgeon Giao Phan explains, it’s important to pay attention to changes in your neck or throat because if found early, most thyroid cancers are highly curable.
Grateful Patient Survives Lung Cancer Due to Early Detection
“UConn is my hospital of choice, and I cannot say enough about Dr. Ibrahim and his team.” - Chris Ambrose
Preventing Death from Lung Cancer is the Goal of the Lung Cancer Screening Program at UConn Health
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related death because so many patients are diagnosed at late stages when curing the disease is not possible. Many former and current tobacco users are unaware that a simple, annual low-dose CT scan can catch lung cancers early enough to achieve a cure. Dr. Ethan Bernstein and Dr. Electra Kaloudis, are in the process of evolving lung cancer screening at UConn Health into a subspecialized clinic that aims to reduce barriers to lung cancer screening.
UConn Health Wears Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
A photo gallery of UConn Health staff from throughout the enterprise
UConn Health Nurse Beats Breast Cancer and Reminds Others to Get Their Mammogram
Shannon Egan, a nurse in the Internal Medicine Unit at UConn Health beat breast cancer because she found it early and now she advocates for others to make sure they get their annual mammogram. Early detection saves lives.
Dr. Kevin Staveley-O’Carroll Named Next UConn Health Chair of Surgery
Dr. Staveley-O’Carroll, an NIH-funded oncology surgeon-scientist, joins UConn this December.
Tackling the Aspartame Argument with a UConn Health Expert
Natalie Ranelli, registered dietitian in UConn Health’s Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center, weighs in on synthetic sweetener’s safety
Patient Group Honors Dr. Peter Albertsen as Pioneer in Prostate Cancer Management
Chief and program director of UConn Health’s Division of Urology was an early advocate of active surveillance, originally an unpopular alternative to surgery and radiation in low-grade cancers
Removing Human Error from Breast Cancer Detection
The Feature Fusion Siamese Network system uses artificial intelligence to compare two sets of films taken at two different time points for diagnosis, eliminating the need for manual comparison, saving time, and reducing the potential for mistakes