LVHN News (Cancer)

2019
September
16,
2019
| 07:05 PM America/New_York
It’s been six years now, but Pieter Holland remains unable to thank the health care professionals at Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono enough for what they did for him. “I wouldn’t be here if not for the ...
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May
24,
2019
| 03:18 PM America/New_York
Who is at risk for head and neck cancer? Excerpt: People who smoke regularly or are heavy consumers of alcohol are among the more likely candidates to contract some form of head and neck cancer. If you believe you may have head and neck cancer, LV...
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May
12,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/New_York
It’s hard to argue with the successful impact made by screening mammograms. A recent study looked at breast cancer deaths over a long period of time (1969 to 2015). What it found was encouraging: Since 1990, fewer women die each year from breast canc...
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May
10,
2019
| 10:18 PM America/New_York
Each year, more than 70,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma in the U.S. – the deadliest type of skin cancer – and more than 9,000 people die from the disease. Regionally, more than 150 people are diagnosed and treated at Lehigh Valley Cancer Insti...
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April
26,
2019
| 09:57 PM America/New_York
Meet Our Experts Adam Kotkiewicz, DO, is a hematologist oncologist with LVPG Hematology Oncology–Muhlenberg. View Profile Your Next Step At Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, you'll find hope—and so much more. Learn More ...
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April
11,
2019
| 10:16 PM America/New_York
Ovarian cancer often doesn’t cause any symptoms until after it has spread outside the ovary. Even then, symptoms are often subtle and similar to other more common diseases. That’s why women need to be familiar with ovarian cancer symptoms, and kno...
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April
11,
2019
| 10:12 PM America/New_York
Anyone can develop esophageal cancer, but there are some factors that can increase your risk for it. Lehigh Valley Health Network offers the following guidelines to help you understand your risk factors and lower your chances of developing the diseas...
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2018
June
06,
2018
| 09:27 PM America/New_York
When Bath resident Diane Breinig heard “cancer” in reference to herself, she immediately thought, “I don’t want to die.” While Breinig’s stage 2 colon-rectal cancer diagnosis was considered early, she still felt scared and alone. After undergoing ...
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2017
September
14,
2017
| 05:34 PM America/New_York
Gamma Knife® Icon™ is considered the radiosurgery “gold standard” for treating cancerous and noncancerous brain conditions, but it also offers another important advantage: a frameless treatment option for improved patient comfort and flexibility. ...
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August
15,
2017
| 05:00 PM America/New_York
Some people stand on protocol. Bill Vandegrift of Doylestown lives by it: Two protocols helped him survive colon-rectal cancer and thrive after treatment. First, he got a recommended colonoscopy in his 50s, when risk for precancerous colon growths...
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August
11,
2017
| 05:00 PM America/New_York
Gamma Knife® Icon™ was specifically designed by neurosurgeons to treat patients with several kinds of malignant and benign conditions that affect the head and brain. As the “gold standard” for radiosurgery treatment, this non-invasive device is able ...
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August
01,
2017
| 08:57 PM America/New_York
Glioblastoma is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer. These highly malignant tumors are also extremely hard to treat, in part because they create their own blood supply, which helps them grow fast and spread quickly. Most patients unde...
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July
25,
2017
| 06:00 PM America/New_York
Michelle Figueroa was 17, newly married and on top of the world. She and her husband felt the world was their oyster. Then the unexpected happened and she was diagnosed with trophoblastic carcinoma, a female cancer that mimics pregnancy. Barely out o...
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July
07,
2017
| 06:00 PM America/New_York
Edge™ is a new minimally invasive stereotactic radiosurgery used to treat a wide range of cancers including those of the prostate, lung, brain, spine and more. The Hughes Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono is the first hospital in the reg...
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July
03,
2017
| 06:00 PM America/New_York
Gamma Knife®, the gold standard in radiosurgery, is consistently regarded as the best noninvasive treatment for patients who have cancerous or noncancerous brain conditions. Now Gamma Knife® Icon™, the latest version of Gamma Knife, raises the bar hi...
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2016
December
11,
2016
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
As Deeana Bedics was receiving chemotherapy treatment inside Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Muhlenberg’s Infusion Center during the 2013 holidays, she was handed an envelope. Inside was a gift card from Applebee’s. “My caregivers told me I received ...
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November
11,
2016
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
Meet Our Experts Dennis Sopka, MD, is a board-certified radiation oncologist based at Allentown Radiation Oncology Associates.  View Profile Your Next Step Learn about life-saving screening and treatment options in our free ...
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November
02,
2016
| 05:00 AM America/New_York
Meet Our Experts Alyson McIntosh, MD, is a radiation oncologist with Allentown Radiation Oncology Associates. View Profile Your Next Step Do you have questions about Gamma Knife treatment can help you or a loved one? Get ans...
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August
24,
2016
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
Maritza Chicas, RN, and Alyssa Pauls, RN, are longtime nurses whose passion for caring led them to become nurse navigators in Lehigh Valley Health Network’s cancer program. They share their experiences guiding people with cancer through every step of...
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August
01,
2016
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
About the Author: Hematologist oncologist Suresh Nair, MD, with LVPG Hematology Oncology–1240 Cedar Crest, is the medical director of the LVHN Cancer Institute. He became attracted to a career in cancer research following the death of his...
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January
06,
2016
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
Early on in his career as a cancer specialist, Gregory Harper, MD, PhD, realized that genomic medicine was the future in the battle against cancer. During his 17 years as medical director of the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) Cancer Center, he...
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2015
October
02,
2015
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
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) offic...
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