Cancer Care | Patient Support

Nurse Navigator

PriscillaMoreira.jpgPriscilla Moreira, RN
(breast and thoracic cancers)

Priscilla is a highly skilled nurse navigator who connects with cancer patients at the Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at MidState Medical Center to coordinate and guide their care. An oncology nurse for more than 15 years, Priscilla helps patients understand their condition and navigate their treatment, giving them more options, confidence and hope. Connect with Priscilla by calling 203.694.8463 or by calling CANCER CONNECT at 855.255.6181.

Nurse Navigators:

  • Serve as a liaison between you and your medical team to help you better understand your treatment options
  • Guide you through the health care system
  • Help you find answers to your questions about medical issues, financial and insurance needs
  • Direct you to hospital, community, and American Cancer Society support programs
  • Offer tools to help you keep track of your appointments, lab results, medications, insurance claims and other journey-related information
  • Coordinate transportation to and from cancer treatment
  • Provide emotional support to you and your family by phone and/or face-to-face
  • Arrange interpretation services when there is a language barrier
  • Ensure your access to health services and information
  • Improve your over-all health care experience
  • Reduce the number of delayed or missed appointments
  • Advocate for and ensure timely delivery of early detection and treatment of cancer

The MidState Auxiliary Cancer Boutique at the Cancer Center 

The Boutique at The Cancer Center offers a wide selection of cancer support and awareness products.

Here you will find a variety of specialized products designed to support your journey through cancer treatment and recovery. In addition, you can receive personalized advice from our specially trained, caring staff in a private, comforting and positive environment.

We Provide:

  • Informational and inspirational books
  • Hair alternatives including a selection of hats, wigs and head wraps
  • Bras and camisoles for women who have had a mastectomy
  • Breast prostheses by appointment with fittings by a certified fitter
  • Non-metallic deodorants and skin care products for radiation patients
  • Queasy Pops and Drops for chemotherapy patients
  • Gift items and jewelry
  • Gift certificates

We welcome men and women who are receiving or have received treatment at any cancer center.

The Boutique is conveniently located just inside the entrance to our Cancer Center.

Every day is an important step in your fight against cancer.

Fittings & Products

The MidState Auxiliary Cancer Boutique is pleased to provide special fittings and products for women pre- or post- breast surgery or women with asymmetry or lymphedema. Our Certified Mastectomy Fitter from Saxon-Kent Lingerie, based out of Orange, CT, will help fit you with the best products available for you.

Saxon-Kent carries a full range of products including lymphedema garments for upper and lower extremities, as well as Belize Bras. They also carry the following brands:

Airway - Almost U - Amoena - Bellisse - Classique - Jodee - Jovipak - Juzo

Medi - Nearly Me - Sigvaris - Solidea - Trulife - ...and more!

A professionally trained staff member will be onsite at the MidState Auxiliary Cancer Boutique on Monday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Saturdays by appointment. Saxon-Kent works with a variety of insurance providers and will bill your insurance company directly for the products they provide.

Please call 800.440.2916 to schedule an appointment. You will need to bring a prescription from your healthcare provider, your insurance card and a photo I.D.

Cancer Patient Support