LVHN News (cancer)

2019
May
24,
2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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