Category Archives: Cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Be sure to dress in blue on Friday, March 7th to spread the word about Colon Cancer awareness! Just as the pink ribbon represents the fight against breast cancer, a blue star provides hope in battling colorectal cancer. Did you … Continue reading

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World Cancer Day – Debunk the Myths!

Did you know that there were 667 events across the world planned around February 4th, 2014? February 4th, 2014 marked World Cancer Day, a chance to advocate globally about cancer.  It brought about a wonderful opportunity to discuss new information … Continue reading

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An Early Detection Program Success Story

My name is Sayali Ghatpande and I am a HealthCorps Member serving with the Connecticut Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, EDP for short, here at the Community Health Center of Middletown. EDP offers preventative services, treatment, and follow-up … Continue reading

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A Preventable, Treatable Killer – National Cervical Health Awareness Month

The month of January marks not only a new year, but also highlights an important topic in women’s health – cervical health awareness. Why not add prevention to your list of New Year’s Resolutions? Cervical cancer occurs when cells of … Continue reading

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Lights, Camera, Mammogram!

October, which is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is the perfect time for women to take charge of their breast health. In fact, the third Friday of October marks National Mammography Day.  Did you know that breast cancer is … Continue reading

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January – Cervical Health Awareness Month

When we hear the words “cervical cancer”, it is generally understood that only women can be diagnosed with this disease. This is true, as the male body does not contain a cervix. Thinking exclusively in this manner, however, can result … Continue reading

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Project Pink Ribbon

Below is a piece written by Nadine Byers, a HealthCorps Navigator serving in the Early Detection Program at CHC. October was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Nadine provided some feedback on efforts made at CHC to support this important … Continue reading

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Below is a guest blog post composed by Nicole Jarjura, Patient Navigator for Early Detection Colorectal Cancer Screening at CHC. As we all well know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and is marked as a time when individuals, businesses, … Continue reading

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Happy Women’s Health Week

I found a quote by the poet, Maya Angelou, that I thought suited the beginning of this post. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes” As we hit the halfway mark of celebrating … Continue reading

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The Power of Unity

On April 17, I was lucky enough to attend a Patient Navigation Conference hosted by the Connecticut Cancer Partnership.  Along with Marie Yardis, the EDP coordinator at CHC and Corazon Irizarry, a fellow AmeriCorps member, we spent the morning listening … Continue reading

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