How We Care For You

The Norma Pfriem Cancer Institute offers a wide range of support services for patients and their loved ones, including our award-winning Patient Navigator Program. The nurses, staff and volunteers are here to answer your questions, provide free informational booklets and books, help you plan for appointments and support you and your family at every stage.

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Why Bridgeport Hospital for Cancer

The Norma Pfriem Cancer Institute at Bridgeport Hospital provides expert care to men and women with breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, genitouriary cancer, gynecologic cancer, thoracic cancer, brain tumors, head and neck cancer, lymphoma/leukemia, sarcoma and skin cancer/melanoma.

Why Bridgeport Hospital for cancer care

Rose of Hope Luncheon raises nearly $524,000 to support breast cancer care for the underserved

Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma Pfriem Breast Center has announced proceeds of nearly $524,000 from its June 11 Rose of Hope Luncheon in Fairfield, the largest amount raised since the annual event was launched in 2000. Nearly 600 people attended the luncheon, which supports the center’s programs and services for underserved women. The event also celebrated the center’s 15th anniversary.

Swayze’s widow delivers message of hope and healing

More than 100 people attended the April 25 Yale New Haven Health Cancer College at the Trumbull Marriott to learn about the latest advances in cancer prevention and treatment. Lisa Niemi Swayze, widow of actor Patrick Swayze, was the keynote speaker at the conference, which was presented by the Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute at Bridgeport Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Patrick Swayze died of pancreatic cancer in 2009.

Norma Pfriem Breast Center receives $85,000 for Patient Navigation

A grant of $85,000 from William Raveis Foundation will help individuals with a cancer diagnosis access navigation and support services at the Norma Pfreim Breast Center in Fairfield.  Patients will have access to services regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.  

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