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Fairfield breast center hosts support group tonight

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The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, will host a support group for women under 50 living and thriving with cancer today at 7 p.m. Groups meet on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of every month. For details, or to RSVP for tonight’s meeting, email mjvasquezphd@gmail. [Read More]
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Fairfield fitness centers host day of wellness for breast cancer patients

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On Jan. 21, seven area fitness centers will host a Day of Wellness, a breast cancer awareness event highlighting the importance of exercise and good nutrition for general health and to prevent breast and other cancers. Volunteers from the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center will distribute information on breast health, breast self-exams and cancer […] [Read More]
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American Cancer Society promotes Cervical Health Awareness Month

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Deaths from cervical cancer, once a leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States, have dropped dramatically in the past several decades, but more can and should be done to prevent the disease. This is Cervical Health Awareness Month and the American Cancer Society is highlighting the fact that the great majority […] [Read More]
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Event will raise money for Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center

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The Winter Rose of Hope event to benefit Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center will take place 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23. at the Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull. The keynote speaker will be Colleen Reilly, a 9/11 survivor who teaches yoga the Norma Pfriem center in Fairfield. For more information, call […] [Read More]
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Mobile mammography vans to visit Milford, Shelton

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The SWIM Women’s Imaging Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings for women age 35 and older from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 12 at Woodruff Family YMCA, 631 Orange Ave., Milford, and from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Jan. 15, Stop & Shop, 40 Quality St., Shelton. The latest American Cancer […] [Read More]

Yale doc: New combination of drugs delays progress of breast cancer

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A new combination of cancer drugs delayed disease progression for patients with hormone-receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer, according to a multi-center phase II trial. The findings of the randomized study were presented at the 2014 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium this week by  Dr. Kerin Adelson, assistant professor of medical oncology at Yale Cancer Center and […] [Read More]
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Drivers needed for American Cancer Society program

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There is a need statewide for drivers for the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program, which offers transportation for cancer patients to and from treatment. In addition to providing transportation to patients who, for one reason or another, can’t drive themselves, volunteers also offer encouragement and support to the patients. Volunteer drivers for the […] [Read More]
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Robin Righter, Event Coordinator at the Norma Pfriem Breast Center, and Nina Merlonghi, owner of #Punchthesky Fitness.

‘Pink’ Zumba class raises $1,200 for breast center

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A “Pink” zumba master class at #Punchthesky Fitness in Fairfield raised $1,200 for the patients and programs of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.  The event, held on Nov. 14, was organized by the fitness center’s owner, Nina Merlonghi, who wanted to help women in need receive breast cancer services.  The Norma Pfriem Breast Center, the […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s mobile mammography unit visits Fairfield, Bridgeport

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The SWIM Women’s Imaging Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings for women age 35 and older from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Thursday at the Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 118 Jefferson St., Fairfield and from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Bridgeport Parent Center, 900 Boston Ave., […] [Read More]
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Thursday is the Great American Smokeout

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The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout takes place tomorrow, Nov. 20. Smokers are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and begin their path to healthy by quitting on that day. The annual event is a key part of the ACS’s smoking cessation efforts. “Thanks […] [Read More]
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