The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital provides the most advanced cancer detection and breast cancer treatment centers for treatment methods available.

Highly specialized procedures and treatments are offered in collaboration with Smilow Cancer Hospital Torrington 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
4.8 /5
57 surveys
860.972.4183
  • 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
104 surveys
860.489.7017
  • General Surgery
  • Torrington
  • Winsted
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Brooks, Dawn Jennifer, MD, PhD Brooks, Dawn Jennifer, MD, PhD 860.674.0088
  • Medical Oncology
  • Avon
  • Hartford
  • Torrington
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Caprio, Kimberly Anne, MD Caprio, Kimberly Anne, MD
4.8 /5
122 surveys
860.496.4190
  • Breast Surgery
  • General Surgery
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  • Torrington
  • Enfield
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Chu, Benjamin, MD Chu, Benjamin, MD
4.8 /5
156 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Hartford
  • Willimantic
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Delucia, Orlando, MD, FACS Delucia, Orlando, MD, FACS
4.9 /5
143 surveys
860.548.7338
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Farmington
  • Glastonbury
  • Hartford
  • Torrington
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Elias, Rawad, MD Elias, Rawad, MD
4.9 /5
161 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Medical Oncology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Hartford
  • Willimantic
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Gomez, Christina Maria, MD Gomez, Christina Maria, MD 860.482.5384
  • Medical Oncology
  • Torrington
Gorusu, Madhavi, MD Gorusu, Madhavi, MD
4.8 /5
36 surveys
860.496.6825
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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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
4.9 /5
216 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Willimantic
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Kamradt, Jeffrey Michael, MD Kamradt, Jeffrey Michael, MD
4.9 /5
295 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
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  • Hartford
  • Avon
  • Hartford
  • Willimantic
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KC, Devendra, MD KC, Devendra, MD
4.5 /5
34 surveys
860.249.6291
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Manchester
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Masoud, Amir E., MD Masoud, Amir E., MD
4.8 /5
99 surveys
475.210.4727
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Fairfield
  • Bridgeport
  • Fairfield
  • Hartford
  • Meriden
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Popli, Pallvi, MD Popli, Pallvi, MD 860.972.4183
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Hartford
  • Willimantic
  • Willimantic
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Salesky, Sharon N., APRN Salesky, Sharon N., APRN
4.9 /5
79 surveys
860.496.4190
  • Medical Oncology
  • Torrington
Sinning, Joseph Garret, MD Sinning, Joseph Garret, MD
4.9 /5
240 surveys
860.224.4408
  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
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  • Plainville
  • New Britain
  • Southington
  • Southington
  • Torrington
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Volkin, Dmitry, MD Volkin, Dmitry, MD
4.9 /5
67 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