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  • NewYork-Presbyterian Offers Comprehensive Cancer Pain Management Treatments

    NewYork-Presbyterian Offers Comprehensive Cancer Pain Management Treatments

    The pain associated with cancer often does more than just hurt. It can interfere with work, daily activities and relationships, but in many cases, is highly treatable. However, many patients do not report pain or seek the necessary treatment.Cancer pain is unique to each individual and depends on a variety of factors. These can include the type of cancer, the stage and location of the ...

  • NYP's Groundbreaking Research Helps Those With Bone Marrow Cancers

    NYP's Groundbreaking Research Helps Those With Bone Marrow Cancers

    Deep inside our bones, bone marrow produces the blood cells that supply our bodies with life and fight infections. However, when bone marrow fails to produce enough healthy red or white blood cells and platelets, it can quickly become a problem.Every year, about 13,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with bone marrow disorders called myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Roughly 30 percent ...

  • During Cancer Survivorship, NYP Helps Keep Hearts Beating

    During Cancer Survivorship, NYP Helps Keep Hearts Beating

    Thanks to improvements in cancer detection and treatment, there are over 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. However, as cancer survivors live longer, many become at risk for heart problems due to the long-term effects of the very treatments that saved them. Thanks to the work of cardiologists and oncologists, doctors and patients are discovering how to minimize cardiac ...

  • You Are What You Eat: NYP Examines Obesity-Cancer Correlation

    You Are What You Eat: NYP Examines Obesity-Cancer Correlation

    For most people, losing weight to look and feel good is a lifestyle priority. However, studies have shown that maintaining a healthy weight is also one the of the most important steps people can take to reduce the risk of cancer.According to the World Health Organization, obesity and being overweight has been linked to 13 different types of cancer, including esophageal, liver, stomach ...

  • Hope Is On The Horizon For Pancreatic Cancer Patients

    Hope Is On The Horizon For Pancreatic Cancer Patients

    For those fighting the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, hospitals like NewYork-Presbyterian are providing hope and treatment during difficult times.Deemed a "silent killer" due to its lack of warning symptoms, pancreatic cancer is often too advanced at diagnosis to be effectively treated. As a result, more than 90 percent of pancreatic cancer ...

  • NYP Pioneers New Treatment Options For Blood-Related Cancers

    NYP Pioneers New Treatment Options For Blood-Related Cancers

    Blood provides all the nutrients, oxygen and antibodies a person needs to stay healthy. Yet every three minutes, one person in the United States is diagnosed with a hematologic -- blood or lymph -- cancer. Fortunately, doctors are on the verge of several major advances in treatment that offer improved chances of survival and enhanced quality of life.Hematologic cancers, of which there ...

  • Precision Medicine At NYP Is Transforming Cancer Care

    Precision Medicine At NYP Is Transforming Cancer Care

    Precision medicine is transforming cancer care, from “one size fits all” medicine to a personalized approach based on a patient’s genetic profile, features of their cancer cells and medical history. Thanks to advances in technology, including the mapping of the human genome, medical oncologists are able to identify specific gene alterations, or mutations, in a patient’s tumor. As a ...

  • Genetic Counseling And Testing Aids In Cancer Prevention And Risk Reduction

    Genetic Counseling And Testing Aids In Cancer Prevention And Risk Reduction

    There’s no better time than National Cancer Prevention Month, which is celebrated each February, to learn how to reduce cancer risk. Genetic counseling can determine whether you are at risk for developing certain cancers, and provides you and your physician with the information needed to make informed decisions on genetic testing and risk reduction.Cancer prevention begins with ...

  • Columbia Radiation Oncologist Brings Multidisciplinary Care To Westchester

    Columbia Radiation Oncologist Brings Multidisciplinary Care To Westchester

    BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- A new era of cancer care has arrived in Westchester County with the opening of the NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital Cancer Center in Bronxville. “The cancer center has transformed the nature of cancer care in our community,” said Dr. Henry J. Lee, who is chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the hospital and a professor of radiation oncology at ...

  • Practice Cervical Health During Awareness Month And Beyond

    Practice Cervical Health During Awareness Month And Beyond

    Every year, approximately 12,000 women in the United States receive a diagnosis of cervical cancer and about 4,000 women will die from the disease. The good news is that cervical cancer can be prevented with both screening tests that catch the disease in its earliest, precancerous stages and vaccines that provide protection.Cervical cancers are caused by persistent infection with high ...

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