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Hold Your Breath for Safer Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

By | 2018-12-14T10:44:26+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

What if we had the power to limit radiation only to the area of a cancerous tumor in the breast, sparing the surrounding healthy tissues? Some cancer treatments can injure other areas of the body while fighting malignant cells. Advancements in treatment technologies have helped target therapies like radiation [...]

Laurence Harbor Woman is Back Behind the Wheel After Video-Assisted Surgery for Lung Cancer

By | 2018-10-26T12:46:25+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

When Gail Olin of Laurence Harbor began experiencing occasional pain in her upper side, she was bothered but not overly concerned. As a transporter who drives nursing home residents to appointments, Gail, 77, frequently helps patients in and out of the bus, so she assumed she had pulled a [...]

Good Timing: Urinary Issues Help Physicians Detect and Treat Prostate Cancer

By | 2018-10-29T14:02:58+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

Forton Wimbush’s urinary obstruction may have saved his life. A 67-year-old Freehold resident, Forton was experiencing dizziness, high blood pressure, discomfort from swollen kidneys, and difficulty urinating when his wife, Susan, brought him to CentraState’s Emergency Department. Tests revealed that he was in kidney failure and had a urinary [...]

Long Term Remission Thanks to Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer

By | 2018-10-26T12:27:42+00:00 August 1st, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , , |

Linda Chiarella, a mother of three from Jackson, is living proof of how far science and medicine have come in fighting cancer. Diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer four years ago, her scans are now essentially normal. Interestingly, Linda’s story began when her dog Holly, a Brittany, kept pawing [...]

Fight Cancer-Related Side Effects with Movement

By | 2018-08-21T05:52:48+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , , , |

By Brian Mason, PT, DPT At times, the side effects of cancer treatment can be very debilitating. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other treatments can affect a patient’s activities, leading to weight loss, cancer-related fatigue and worse. Luckily, there are ways to combat some of these side effects to improve [...]

Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Treatment Takes Scarring Out of the Picture

By | 2018-08-21T06:42:32+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

When Alyce McKinley was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma in a prominent area on her nose, she was apprehensive about having it surgically removed. While this traditional approach, called Mohs surgery, is very effective, it would likely result in scarring that would require plastic surgery. “If the cancer was [...]

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