80 Fisher Drive
Avon, CT 06001


community education programs


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Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center, Avon

This beautiful and easy-to-reach facility provides convenient access to residents of the Farmington Valley, Litchfield County and surrounding regions. The center provides radiation oncology, medical oncology, gynecologic oncology, surgical oncology and other cancer-related specialties.

In addition, nutritional and social service counseling, as well as access to cancer resources such as on-line services and educational materials are available.

The Center also houses an educational/conference space that can be used for cancer support groups and other community functions.

 Community Health Education

You can register online for any of the following programs - just click on the program name. You can also call Hartford Hospital's Health Referral Service line at 860-545-1888 or email us at hrs@hhchealth.org.

Overcoming Female Urinary Incontinence
Department:   Urology

Incontinence affects 25 million people in the United States and is more common in women than in men. On average people live with symptoms for six to nine years before seeking care. The purpose of this seminar is to let those who suffer from incontinence know that there are treatment options available.

There is no reason to suffer in silence. Learn about treatment options for overactive bladder and female stress incontinence. Both physicians are board certified in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. A physical therapist trained in pelvic health disorders will discuss the role of physical therapy for patients suffering from incontinence.

In this Seminar, you will learn about:

  • The causes of female incontinence
  • The incidence of female incontinence
  • Treatment options


Elena Tunitsky, MD

Elena Tunitsky, MD

Richard T. Kershen, MD

Richard T. Kershen, MD
Urology/Women's Health Services

Fee Desc: Free
Hartford Hospital Family Wellness Center     map
100 Simsbury Road
Avon, CT    06001
Instructor: Richard Kershen, M.D. and Elena Tunitsky, M.D.
Registration: Required.
Health Referral Services
Phone: (860) 545-1888 Toll-Free 1-800-545-7664

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 Services at this Location

Clinical Services

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Other cancer-related specialties

Wellness/Community Services

  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Social Service Counseling
  • Cancer resources
    (online services and educational materials)
  • Gray Cancer Center Boutique
  • Educational/conference space

Infusion Services, Chemotherapy, Medical Oncology Care

Oncology Associates, PC, is a medical oncology practice in the center that offers infusion services, chemotherapy and medical oncology care. It is staffed by board certified physicians, Oncology Certified nurses, certified medical assistants, phlebotomists, and administrative personnel.

For a list of physicians at these locations and their phone numbers, visit our Find a Physician Service, or contact Hartford Hospital's Health Referral Service line at 860-545-1888 or email us at hrs@hhchealth.org.

Radiation Oncology Services

The Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center-Avon provides state-of-the-art Radiation Oncology services for nearly all situations requiring external beam radiation therapy. The Center has a Varian Clinac iX linear accelerator. This machine produces photons at two energies as well as supplying a full range of electron energies and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT).

For the less common situations where brachytherapy or stereotactic radiation therapy services are required, they are available at our Hartford location.