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Milford Hospital offers program for colorectal cancer month

On Tuesday, March 24, Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., will host the next in its new series of “Dinner with the Doctor” programs. The session, titled “Colorectal Cancer: Preventable, Treatable,
Photo Caption: Dr. Christine Van Cott signs ACS Pledge with (left to right) Chairman, Department of Oncology Christopher Iannuzzi, MD; Clinical Vice President, Oncology Cindy Czaplinski, MSN, RN, NE-BC and American Cancer Society Account Representative John Watkins.

St. Vincent’s doctors sign pledge to increase colon cancer screenings

  The physicians at the SWIM Center for Oncology at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport have taken a pledge to screen 80 percent of those in need for colorectal cancer by 2018. The

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

This is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and, though American Cancer Society reports unprecedented progress in reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death rates in most U.S. population groups,

CDC: Colon cancer screening on the rise

The percent of Americans who are up-to-date with their screenings for colon cancer has jumped from 54 percent in 2002 to 65 percent in 2010, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Connecticut Department of Public Health is urging residents to take advantage of the many no-cost colorectal cancer screenings available to

State gets nearly $1 million for biomedical research

Senator Joseph Crisco (D-Woodbridge) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced the recipients of $934,004 in state funding for biomedical research into diseases associated with tobacco

Happy Great American Smokeout day!

Today is the Great American Smokeout, the American Cancer Society-sponsored event that encourages all smokers to kick their habit and aim for better health. You can read a story linked to the smokeout