LVHN News (Cancer)

2017
October
11,
2017
Most men being treated for prostate cancer need daily radiation therapy over nine weeks. “That’s a huge inconvenience,” says Charles Andrews, MD, director of radiation oncology at Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Pocono. “We’re trying toshorten courses o...
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September
14,
2017
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
30,
2017
There are several factors that might make one person more likely to get head and neck cancer than another person. “People who regularly smoke or drink alcohol, or are exposed to more virulent strains of human papillomavirus (HPV) would be people w...
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August
15,
2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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September
21,
2016
Meet Our Experts Eliot Friedman, MD, is LVHN's chief of the division of hematology-medical oncology and an oncologist for LVPG Hematology Oncology–1240 Cedar Crest. He’s been fighting cancer for over 30 years and aspires to make the future...
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August
24,
2016
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
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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June
10,
2016
Meet Our Experts Robert Kruklitis, MD, PhD, specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine at LVPG Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine–1250 Cedar Crest. View Profile Your Next Step Learn about life-saving screening and...
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January
06,
2016
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
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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August
07,
2015
Meet Our Experts Adam Kotkiewicz, DO, is a hematologist oncologist with LVPG Hematology Oncology–Muhlenberg. View Profile Your Next Step Learn about life-saving screening and treatment options in our free guide to Lung Cance...
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2013
August
22,
2013
If you need gynecologic surgery for a wide spectrum of conditions including urologic problems or for gynecologic cancer conditions, you may be considering the following questions: How long will I be laid up? Will this surgery correct my problem...
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