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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...

Why I became a cancer advocate

I have the best job in all of healthcare. As vice president of oncology services at Health Quest, I come to work every day to help fight cancer. Cancer has no boundaries. Today, World Cancer Day, and every day, I vow to advocate f...

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 sister story behind the Dyson Breast Center

By Sarah Bradshaw-Colomello  |  9/28/2016

“I always felt they would find something and they did.” Routine mammograms helped save 64-year-old Christine Mitchell’s life. Within two years, she would be diagnosed twice with breast cancer, then fight cancer with radiation, che...

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...