Spring 2008
World Class Cancer Care in Your Own Backyard
Feature Story
After returning from a relaxing Florida vacation just days before, Fairfield resident Peg Clark found herself in a situation she never anticipated: in Bridgeport Hospital, overcome with fear and uncertainty. Bridgeport Hospital’s team of expert pathologists confirmed that Peg had a GIST—a gastrointestinal stromal tumor. It was cancer.
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It could be a combination of depression and alcoholism. Or bipolar disorder and addiction to prescription pain medication. Or maybe it’s anxiety and cocaine use. Adults who suffer from a mental illness often turn to alcohol or drugs to cope. Unfortunately, this means that many are battling two diseases at the same time.

Do you ever feel like you can’t get enough air? Maybe you cough with almost every breath, or have trouble clearing your throat. Could it be Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

What is bloodless medicine?