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Stay Sun Smart This Summer!

by Tamar Zapolanski, M.D., FAAD, Dermatologist, Valley Medical Group - Park Ridge

Posted on May 16, 2017

Did you know that skin cancer is highly preventable? Because May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we want to highlight the fact that our lifestyle choices contribute greatly to our chances of getting skin cancer. The most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers is sun exposure. 

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Ovarian Cancer: What Are the Symptoms and Who is At Risk?

by Noah Goldman, M.D., Director of Gynecologic Oncology, The Valley Hospital

Posted on September 20, 2016

According to the National Cancer Institute, ovarian cancer accounts for approximately 3% of all cancers in women and is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among women in the United States.
Because women in the early stages of ovarian cancer have either no symptoms or mild symptoms that can be easily – but mistakenly – attributed to other causes, it often goes undiagnosed until it has reached an advanced stage.
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Does a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Require Treatment?

by Howard Frey, M.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Urologic Oncology Center

Posted on September 13, 2016

From a patient perspective, hearing the word cancer is both frightening and shocking. In the case of prostate cancer, a diagnosis is initially made after a prostate biopsy based on the results of a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test or abnormal digital rectal examination. 
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The Truth About Tanning

by Valley Health System

Posted on May 10, 2016

We're all excited for warmer weather and let's face it, we all love the look of tanned skin. But that tan is an indication of sun damage. Learn the truth about tanning.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the 411 on Mammograms

by Dr. Laura Klein, breast surgeon and Medical Director of The Valley Hospital Breast Center

Posted on October 1, 2015

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. Regular screenings for breast cancer are so important because it’s been shown time and time again that regular screening for breast cancer with a mammogram and a breast self-exam reduces the risk of dying from breast cancer by catching the cancer early, when it is more easily and successfully treated.

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Mark the Date for the Great American Smokeout and Make a Plan to Kick the Habit!

by Robert Korst, M.D., Medical Director, Blumenthal Cancer Center; and Director of Thoracic Surgery

Posted on November 18, 2014

The American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Great American Smokeout—which always falls on the third Thursday of November—is just days away. If you're a smoker or tobacco user who's been looking for some inspiration, this might just be it. On November 20, the ACS encourages smokers across the nation to use the date to make a plan to quit, even if only for the day.
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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month—Are You Overdue for Your Mammogram?

by Laura Klein, M.D., Medical Director of The Valley Hospital Breast Center

Posted on October 1, 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and if you are overdue for your mammogram, this serves as the perfect reminder to make an appointment today.  Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12 percent) women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society.
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Is Lung Cancer Screening Right for You?

by Robert Korst, M.D., Medical Director, Blumenthal Cancer Center; and Director of Thoracic Surgery

Posted on January 10, 2014

Earlier this month a government panel recommended annual lung scans for current and former smokers at high risk for developing lung cancer.  
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Gamma Center Co-Director Reflects on Survivorship Celebration

by The Valley Gamma Knife Center

Posted on July 23, 2013

On Saturday, June 8, The Valley Hospital’s Blumenthal Cancer Center welcomed more than 200 people to Valley’s 24th annual “Celebration of Life” event commemorating National Cancer Survivors Day. The event, held at the Luckow Pavilion in Paramus, honored cancer survivors, their families and friends and their healthcare professionals.
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Are You Concerned You May Have a Genetic Risk for Cancer?

by Nelly Oundjian, M.D., Director, The Valley Hospital Clinical Cancer Genetics Program; Laura Klein, M.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Breast Center; Gary Breslow, M.D., Plastic Surgeon, The Valley Hospital Medical Staff

Posted on May 31, 2013

Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a preventive double mastectomy after learning that she carried a mutation (alteration) in a gene that put her at an 87 percent risk of developing breast cancer highlighted a complex dilemma for women with family histories of breast or ovarian cancer.  At issue: a mutation in either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene increases the risk of developing breast cancer by as much as 87 percent, and the risk for ovarian cancer by up to 44 percent.

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