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Is BRCA1 and 2 gene testing right for you?
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

By John Pellegrino, M.D.

BRCA stands for BReast CAncer. Without you ever being aware of it, normal BRCA genes help you fight back against cancer cells that may try to invade the body over the course of your lifetime. But some families carry mutated or “broken” BRCA genes that can be passed down from one generation to the next. 

Why are younger men being diagnosed with prostate cancer?
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

By Troy Sukkarieh, M.D.

The number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly six-fold in the last 20 years, according to recent studies. Equally concerning, in these younger men is a higher rate of prostate cancer being more aggressive and therefore more life threatening than in older men. 

The best cancer care starts with a foundation of top-quality pathology
Monday, August 18, 2014

By Paul Simon, D.O.

As medical director of the Pathology Department at CentraState Medical Center, my clinical team and I play a key role in the eventual cancer treatment of all our patients. As a physician specializing in pathology, my role is to interpret lab tests and evaluate cells, tissues, and organs to diagnose cancer. I

Take care of foot bunions early on to avoid more invasive treatment later
Monday, August 18, 2014

By Brent Rosenthal, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.

When anyone talks about problems with their feet, the “B” word (bunion) is usually part of the conversation. Historically, bunions were most commonly a problem that plagued women and seniors. But if you take a look at my waiting room on any given day, you’ll see men and women of all ages in need of treatment.

Your yearly lab tests can uncover undiagnosed health issues
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

By Edward Stoner, M.D.

Hopefully, you and your family members undergo annual physical examinations each year. Sometimes patients tell me they feel fine and don’t really need a standard physical. What these patients don’t know is that serious, even life-threatening medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer can be thriving in the body ─ without exhibiting a single physical symptom.

When is the right time for ear tube surgery in young children?
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

By Alicia S. Peller, M.D.

Most infants and younger children endure middle ear infections (otitis media) during the course of childhood, usually between the ages of six months and two-years-old. But why do some children suffer from them repeatedly?

Breast-preserving surgery now common for early-stage cancer
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

By Mary Martucci, D.O.

As a breast surgical oncologist, I help patients overcome breast cancer every day. One of the most common misconceptions I see with newly-diagnosed patients is the assumption that breast cancer automatically results in the need for mastectomy. Today, particularly for those with early-stage cancer, this is no longer the treatment protocol for most patients thanks to the substantial inroads we have made in combating this disease.

Before international travel this summer ─ prepare your healthcare necessities
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

By Richard A. Snepar, M.D.

Packing for an overseas vacation can be overwhelming and chaotic. If you have chronic health issues or will be traveling with children or seniors, it is important to carefully assemble both your medical necessities and an emergency kit to protect you in unforeseen situations. As a result, you won’t find yourself in an unfamiliar country, far from all our local conveniences, without the medication or equipment you may need.

Connection between epilepsy and autism may expand treatment options for epileptics
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

By Megdad M. Zaatreh, M.D.

It is estimated that nearly 33 percent of people with autism spectrum disorder also have epilepsy. But until recently there had been little clinical research about the connection between the two neurological conditions. Epilepsy is a brain disorder marked by recurring seizures or convulsions.

Sunscreen should be part of your daily routine 365 days a year ─ not just during the summer
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

By Jarrod P. Kaufman, M.D., F.A.C.S

After a long and dark winter, there is nothing more thrilling than to finally venture back outside and feel the warm sun on our skin. But as a surgeon who has treated many patients with skin cancer here in central New Jersey, spring is also a time to remind everyone that protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation is important all year round ─ not just at the beach or the pool this summer.