The following classes, events, programs and support groups are available through the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center. Classes are held at our Hartford and Avon locations, as well as other Hartford Hospital locations. Some classes are free; others charge a fee, and some allow online registration.
Are You at Risk for Breast Cancer?
Department:   Cancer Center

This lecture will focus on the major risk factors for breast cancer including: age and reproductive factors, risks resulting from benign conditions such as various atypias, family history and genetics. This presentation covers a detailed discussion on how these factors affect the risk for breast cancer and then reviews management options for women at high risk such as increased surveillance, medications and prophylactic surgery. Questions will be taken and answered throughout the presentation and after to make sure that everyone receives all of the information they need. 


January 27, 2015 - Enfield

Dr. Elise Gates is a board-certified breast surgeon with interest and expertise in all aspects of breast care: including: breast surgery, breast wellness, high-risk breast disease, oncoplastic breast surgery and breast cancer. 

Elise Gates, MD

March 11, 2015 - Wethersfield

Dr. Patricia DeFusco is a board-certified medical oncologist at Hartford Hospital. She is a member of the Hematology/Oncology Division of Connecticut Multispecialty Group. Dr. DeFusco currently serves as Medical Director of Hartford Hospital's Breast Care Program.

Patricia DeFusco, MD

In this seminar, you will learn:

  • Risk factors for breast cancer
  • Options for managing risk factors

Registration is required.


Registration: Required.
Fee Desc: Free
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3/11/2015 Hartford Hospital Satellite Location - Wethersfield

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