The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital provides the most advanced cancer detection and treatments in Northwest Connecticut.

Highly specialized procedures and treatments are offered with the goal of allowing the patient to receive their care locally whenever possible. Patients affected by cancer in Northwest Connecticut have a desirable alternative to traveling long distances to large facilities in urban settings to receive their treatment at our hospital in Torrington, CT.

Book your colonoscopy now

Get the message. Schedule a colonoscopy.

In Connecticut, colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer diagnosed in women and the fourth-most common cancer diagnosed in men, according to the state Health Department.

A colonoscopy is one of the few screening tests that can actually prevent colon cancer. By finding and taking colon polyps out before they become cancer, doctors can prevent their later development into cancer. When caught early, colorectal cancer has a 90 percent survival rate.

Why get a colonoscopy?

The rate of colorectal cancer diagnoses has dropped each year since the mid-1980s because more people are getting screened and more people are adjusting their lifestyle to reduce risk factors.

Key factors that can increase the risk of colorectal cancer include:

  • Age: Current guidelines recommend screening begin at age 45 for people at average risk
  • Personal history of colon cancer, polyps or inflammatory bowel disease
  • Family history of colon cancer or polyps.
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), a hereditary condition that creates hundreds of polyps in the colon and rectum.
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Heavy alcohol use

Why wait?

Make an appointment for your colonoscopy today!



Meet our cancer care specialists

Name Specialties Location
Alekshun, Todd Joseph, MD Alekshun, Todd Joseph, MD
5.0 /5
77 surveys
860.674.0088
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Avon
  • Manchester
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Aughton, David Christopher, MD Aughton, David Christopher, MD
4.9 /5
91 surveys
860.489.7017
  • General Surgery
  • Torrington
  • Torrington
  • Winsted
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Boyd, Timothy Stephen, MD Boyd, Timothy Stephen, MD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Byrne, Brian James, MD Byrne, Brian James, MD
4.9 /5
297 surveys
860.621.9316
  • Medical Oncology
  • Southington
  • Bristol
  • New Britain
  • Plainville
  • Southington
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Caprio, Kimberly Anne, MD Caprio, Kimberly Anne, MD
4.8 /5
153 surveys
860.496.4190
  • Breast Surgery
  • Torrington
  • Enfield
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Chu, Benjamin, MD Chu, Benjamin, MD
4.9 /5
189 surveys
860.972.4183
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Manchester
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Delucia, Orlando, MD, FACS Delucia, Orlando, MD, FACS
4.9 /5
139 surveys
860.548.7338
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
  • Torrington
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Demopoulos, Alexis Matthew, MD Demopoulos, Alexis Matthew, MD 860.696.5169
  • Neuro Oncology
  • Hartford
  • Bridgeport
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Dowsett, Robert James, MD Dowsett, Robert James, MD 860.545.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
Gorusu, Madhavi, MD Gorusu, Madhavi, MD
4.7 /5
251 surveys
860.496.6825
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
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  • Torrington
Harvey, Katherine, MD Harvey, Katherine, MD 860.482.5384
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
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  • Torrington
Hong, Timothy Joonki, MD Hong, Timothy Joonki, MD
5.0 /5
183 surveys
860.972.4183
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Manchester
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Jaliawala, Huzaifa, MD Jaliawala, Huzaifa, MD
4.7 /5
67 surveys
860.496.9669
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
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  • Torrington
Kamradt, Jeffrey Michael, MD Kamradt, Jeffrey Michael, MD
4.9 /5
332 surveys
860.972.4183
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Hartford
  • Manchester
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KC, Devendra, MD KC, Devendra, MD
4.5 /5
48 surveys
860.972.4183
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Hartford
Leopold, Kenneth Albert, MD Leopold, Kenneth Albert, MD 860.972.2803
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Hartford
Leung, Cynthia Puisan, MD Leung, Cynthia Puisan, MD
4.8 /5
241 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
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Masoud, Amir E., MD Masoud, Amir E., MD 475.210.4727
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Old Saybrook
  • Fairfield
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Meraney, Anoop Mohan, MD Meraney, Anoop Mohan, MD
4.9 /5
296 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Glastonbury
  • Manchester
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Ramakar, Aashutosh, MD Ramakar, Aashutosh, MD
4.8 /5
70 surveys
860.496.9669
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
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  • Torrington
Salesky, Sharon N., APRN Salesky, Sharon N., APRN
4.9 /5
94 surveys
860.496.4190
  • Medical Oncology
  • Torrington
  • Hartford
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Shichman, Steven Jon, MD Shichman, Steven Jon, MD
4.9 /5
223 surveys
860.947.8500
  • Urology
  • Hartford
  • Avon
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Volkin, Dmitry, MD Volkin, Dmitry, MD
4.8 /5
239 surveys
860.443.0622
  • Urology
  • Waterford
  • Norwich
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Whalen, Elizabeth Ann, MD Whalen, Elizabeth Ann, MD 860.489.6718
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Diagnostic Radiology
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  • Torrington