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What is Testicular Cancer?

Posted on April 17, 2018 by Howard Frey, M.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Urologic Oncology Center

Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in men ages 15 to 35. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that there will be approximately 9,310 new cases of testicular cancer diagnosed in the United States in 2018.
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Colorectal Cancer: Routine Colonoscopies and Early Detection Can Save Your Life

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Mitchell Rubinoff, M.D., Chair, Gastroenterology, Valley Medical Group

Having a colonoscopy to screen for colorectal cancer is not on anyone’s list of favorite activities. However, with colorectal cancer ranking as the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, undergoing the outpatient procedure as per the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines may be one of the smartest things you can do for your overall health.  
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Can Cancer Treatment Lead to Heart Disease?

Posted on February 21, 2018 by Benita Burke, M.D., Medical Director, Heart Care for Women, and Eleonora Teplinsky, M.D., Head, Breast Medical Oncology, Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care

Advances in cancer treatment have resulted in a growing number of cancer survivors. However, powerful treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation treatments and some cancer drugs are not without their risks, including the potential for serious, long-term damage to the heart. To mitigate these risks, specialists from cardiology and oncology often collaborate when treating cancer patients. This joining of clinical forces is known as cardio-oncology.
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Palliative Care and Cancer Treatment

Posted on November 27, 2017 by Ayelet Spitzer, D.O., Supportive Care Specialist, Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care

A cancer diagnosis is frightening and often impacts patients on both a physical and an emotional level. It can actually lead to symptoms such as pain, nausea, anxiety and depression. These symptoms, as well as those that are caused by the cancer and/or the cancer treatment, can be eased through the incorporation of palliative medicine into the patient’s care plan.
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Breast Cancer: Risk, Screening and Signs

Posted on October 17, 2017 by Laura Klein, M.D., Medical Director, The Valley Hospital Breast Center

October is a month that is known for pumpkin picking, hayrides and beautiful fall foliage. The month is also synonymous with breast cancer awareness and features walks, fundraisers and nationwide comradery to raise awareness, as well as funds, to beat the disease. This cause is as important as ever, with approximately 1 in 8 women in the United States developing invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. 
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How Can I Decrease My Breast Cancer Risk?

Posted on October 6, 2017 by Eleonora Teplinsky, M.D., Director, Breast Medical Oncology, Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women (except for skin cancers). One in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime with an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer in 2017. With these sobering statistics, a very common question is “How can I decrease my breast cancer risk?” There are many unavoidable risk factors for breast cancer including gender, age, family history, genetics, personal history of breast cancer, prior radiation to the chest, menstrual and pregnancy history, race/ethnicity, and certain breast changes. However, there are also several modifiable breast cancer risk factors that women can focus on to decrease their risk of breast cancer and to live a healthier life!
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Ovarian Cancer: Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Posted on September 8, 2017 by Marie C. Welshinger, M.D., Medical Director, Gynecologic Oncology, Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care, and Eleonora Teplinsky, M.D., Director, Breast Medical Oncology, Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care

Ovarian cancer is the 9th most common cancer in women and although it only accounts for approximately 3 percent of cancers in women, it is responsible for the most deaths of any cancer involving the female reproductive tract. The American Cancer Society estimates 22,440 new ovarian cancers will be diagnosed and 14,080 deaths due to ovarian cancer will occur in the United States in 2017.
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Diagnosing Prostate Cancer

Posted on September 5, 2017 by Howard Frey, M.D., Medical Director, The Urologic Oncology Center, Valley-Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), but it can be treated successfully. In fact, more than 2 million men in the U.S. count themselves as prostate cancer survivors. Most cases of prostate cancer occur in men older than 50, and two out of three cases are in men over 65.
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Stay Sun Smart This Summer!

Posted on May 16, 2017 by Tamar Zapolanski, M.D., FAAD, Dermatologist, Valley Medical Group - Park Ridge

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?

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Noah Goldman, M.D., Director of Gynecologic Oncology, The Valley Hospital

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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