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Six Tips for Cancer Prevention

By Nuvance Health Oncologists  |  7/1/2020

Learn about how you can lower your cancer risk and maintain your overall well-being even during a pandemic   Summary: Lowering your risk of cancer may be the last thing on your mind during the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s impo...

Four COVID-19 Nutrition Tips for People with Cancer

Don’t let the pandemic stop you from accessing high-quality food that promotes healing during cancer treatment Summary: Although it may be more challenging than usual to access healthy foods during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are...

Advances in Lung Cancer Care Lead to a Decrease in Overall Cancer Death Rate

By Faiz Bhora, MD  |  3/4/2020

Summary: The American Cancer Society (ACS) published a report stating that cancer deaths in the United States fell by 2.2 percent in 2017, marking the largest-ever single-year drop in overall cancer mortality. Although lung cancer...

Fight colorectal cancer; get screened

By John Choi, MD  |  2/27/2020

Most people should have their first colonoscopy at age 45, to look for polyps, which are abnormal tissue growths. Polyps can be cancerous or become cancerous, depending on what type they are, but they tend to not cause any symptom...

Reducing your risk of developing breast cancer

By Susan K. Boolbol, MD, FACS  |  12/10/2019

Dr. Susan Boolbol shares some tips on preventative measures and screening recommendations applicable to both women and men. While there has been debate over what age individuals should have their first mammogram, it is important t...

What is occupational therapy?

April is Occupational Therapy Month What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is defined by the American Occupational Therapy Association as “the therapeutic use of work, self-care, and play activities to increase develop...

Oral Cancer 101: A Guide to Risks, Symptoms and Treatments

By Al Haitham Al Shetawi, MD, DMD   |  4/5/2018

There were 49,670 new oral and oropharyngeal cancer cases in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society. Dr. Al Haitham Al Shetawi, MD, DMD, a maxillofacial, head and neck surgeon at Health Quest Medical Practice gives an over...

Rethink indoor tanning beds this winter

By James Nitzkorski, MD  |  2/2/2018

Tanning is a multibillion-dollar industry, so of course they would have you believe artificial tanning is safe. It is not safe. The truth—proven by scientific research—is the longer people use sunbeds, the greater their risk, espe...

What every woman needs to know about ovarian cancer

By Heidi Godoy, D0  |  9/25/2017

Ovarian cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the tissues of the ovary. It is the is the leading cause of death from all gynecologic cancers and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths amon...

When the nurse becomes the patient: My breast cancer story

By Rikki Clayton, RN (BSN) at VBMC  |  11/4/2016

My name is Erika Clayton; my nickname is Rikki. I am the mother of two wonderful boys, Gavin and Lukas. This is my story. The year 2015 was one of the hardest of my life. While lying in bed in June, I had an itch under my right br...

The Facts About Colorectal Cancer

By Louis Aurisicchio, MD  |  3/16/2016

Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It is as common in women as it is in men. This year, more than 134,490 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Risk Factors: Age 50 and older Smokers Obesity Sedentary l...

5 Important Questions About Breast Cancer

By Alexa Kyle, PA  |  11/3/2015

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Physician Assistant Alexa Kyle of the Dyson Breast Center at Vassar Brothers Medical Center answered questions from women on Facebook. If you are a woman over 40 or have a medical or fami...

National Cancer Survivors' Day

By Irene Scofield  |  5/22/2015

On the first Sunday in June, cancer survivors along with their families and friends gather to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be rewarding and inspiring. These gatherings take place nationwide and are an insp...