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Breast Cancer

Lifesaving Care in the Community

By |2020-07-07T14:11:35-04:00July 11th, 2020|Categories: Cancer, Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Leader of Breast Cancer Nonprofit Shares Her Own Survivorship Story As the executive director of Susan G. Komen New Jersey, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending breast cancer, lifelong Freehold resident and CentraState volunteer Suzanne Corson, 41, has advocated for women’s health and shared many stories of breast cancer [...]

Hold Your Breath for Safer Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

By |2018-12-14T22:47:24-05:00December 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 [...]

Long Term Remission Thanks to Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer

By |2020-04-28T11:06:44-04:00August 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 [...]

Breast Cancer Survivor’s Message: Be Vigilant, Be Optimistic

By |2018-09-05T15:18:41-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

She says she was fortunate her cancer was detected at all; fortunate to have a dedicated team of cancer experts close to home at CentraState; and fortunate to maintain a positive attitude with the help of family and friends, especially her husband, Fred, who was there for her every [...]

Targeted Therapy Helps Woman Battle Breast Cancer

By |2018-08-21T06:47:59-04:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

When Deborah Mozak was diagnosed with breast cancer, it had already spread to the lymph nodes in her underarm and neck. “She essentially had inoperable breast cancer when she was diagnosed,” says Bhavesh Balar, MD, a board-certified and fellowship trained hematologist and oncologist on staff at CentraState. “It was [...]