Greenwich cancer center benefits from Swing for the Hope golf tourney

January 8, 2012 by  

Greenwich Hospital’s Bendheim Cancer Center is once again the beneficiary of proceeds raised during the 12th Annual “Swing for the Hope” Golf Tournament. This is the third consecutive year that the Greenwich Women’s Golf Club and the Bruce Women’s Golf Association, has presented the hospital’s cancer program with its collection of donations.

The Bendheim Cancer Center, located at 77 Lafayette Place, is an outpatient diagnostic and treatment facility that operates in conjunction with the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital. The center’s website says it has the most up-to-date technology that provides the highest standard of care in a nurturing and supportive environment to cancer patients and their loved ones. Surgical procedures are performed at the main hospital when necessary.

Brochure printers could highlight the key services available to patients who visit the Bendheim Cancer Center. For example, the center’s medical director Dickerman Hollister Jr. MD, along with a team of oncologists, specially trained nursed and counselors are on staff to service patients.

Bendheim also participates in cancer research and clinical trials through its associations with leading cancer research organizations including Yale Cancer Center and the American College of Surgeons Oncology. Clinical trials allow easy access to potential treatments to qualifying patients.

The Bendheim Cancer Center also houses the Breast Center. Patients diagnosed with breast cancer have instant access to all available services offered at Bendheim. An estimated 130 out of 100,000 Connecticut women are diagnosed or die from breast cancer annually, according to statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.