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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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Ovarian Cancer Care Too Often Substandard

by William Burke, M.D., Director, and Noah Goldman, M.D. Department of Gynecologic Oncology

Posted on March 26, 2013

We have just returned from the Society of Gynecologic Oncology's Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer, where the results of a new scientific study were released with important implications for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

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