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:   Obstetrics and Gynecology

Richard T. Kershen, MDAre you tired of being unable to enjoy your life to the fullest due the fear of suffering an embarrassing urinary accident? Just because your mother "lived with incontinence" doesn't mean you have to. There are many new solutions available including behavioral therapies and minimally invasive procedures and surgical treatments. Don't suffer in silence any longer.

Join Dr. Kershen, Board-certified and Fellowship-trained Urologist Specializing in Female Urinary Incontinence to discuss some of these issues. Dr. Kershen has been treating women with urinary incontinence since 2001. He comes to Hartford HealthCare Medical Group after a nine year tenure as the Director of "The Continence Center" at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont. In his sub-specialty practice he has been able to help many women whom have failed previous treatments.

In this Seminar, you will learn to:

  • The Causes of Urinary Incontinence
  • How Urinary Incontinence Is Evaluated
  • Available, Effective, and Individualized Treatment Options

Registration: Required.
Fee Desc: Free
Choose a Location below for Registration Information

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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.