With one snip of a giant scissors to a ceremonial ribbon, people with cancer in Northeast Pennsylvania gained a formidable partner on their road to recovery as the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) Cancer Center–Hazleton (384 Airport Beltway) officially opened yesterday.
“Before this building was remodeled, it housed a retail fireworks store which sold products so people could celebrate various occasions with a bang,” says Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton president John Fletcher, who officiated the grand-opening ceremony. “Going forward, we’ll be looking to help people celebrate as well by assisting them with tools and guidance to triumph over cancer.” Read More»
An official ribbon-cutting ceremony (followed by a community tour) will take place from 4-6 p.m. at the new facility, located at 384 Airport Beltway in Hazleton, about a half mile from the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton. Read More»
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will celebrate Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month in September with a special screening of the award-winning film “N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) The Movie” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 23 in Kasych Family Pavilion ECC rooms 6, 7 and 8, located on the campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest. The event is free and open to the public.
“N.E.D. (No Evidence of Disease) The Movie” is a documentary featuring six gynecologic oncologists who have been able to integrate music to fight the war on cancer. They formed a rock band in order to bring awareness to gynecological cancers such as ovarian, uterine and cervical.
Through the years, you tend to develop a working knowledge of the warning signs of many illnesses either from your own experience or through the experience of others. You start sneezing and have a runny nose, you’ll probably think you’re getting a cold or having allergy problems. If you experience chest tightness or a shortness of breath, you know it might mean a heart attack.
Cancer has some classic warning signs as well, but a recent study indicated that many people either don’t know about them or simply choose to ignore them. That study was conducted in England and focused on 1,700 people age 50 and older, asking them if they had experienced certain symptoms in the previous three months. If they responded yes to any of the symptoms, they were asked to list a possible cause and then add if they considered the symptom serious enough to consult a doctor. Read More»
LVHN and Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center — the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center — announced today the beginning of a unique collaboration aimed at improving LVHN patients’ access to the latest and most effective cancer treatments and highest caliber cancer care. MSK president and chief executive officer (CEO) Craig Thompson, MD, announced that an agreement has been signed for LVHN to join the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. The announcement was made in the Cancer Center atrium at LVH–Cedar Crest with numerous physicians and leaders from both organizations in attendance. View highlights from Tuesday’s event in the video on the right.
Established in 2013, the MSK Cancer Alliance is a partnership between Memorial Sloan Kettering and community oncology providers. Its goal is to bring the most current knowledge and advanced cancer care into the community setting. In September 2014, Hartford HealthCare, a multihospital health care system in Connecticut, became MSK’s first alliance member. LVHN will be its second member. Read More»