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Highly Specialized Liver Cancer Surgery Eases Recovery

By |2023-05-04T11:04:14-04:00May 1st, 2023|Categories: Cancer|Tags: |

CentraState is one of just a few healthcare systems in the state to remove liver cancer through minimally invasive surgery – and this specialized approach benefits patients of all ages. Just ask Ernest Tripetsky.Last year, the 86-year-old Manalapan resident – who had prior surgeries at CentraState for bladder cancer and [...]

Three Facts About Thyroid Nodules

By |2023-05-01T11:06:18-04:00May 1st, 2023|Categories: Cancer, Health A-Z|Tags: , |

What do Sofia Vergara, Rod Stewart, Joe Piscopo, Jennifer Grey, Daymond John and approximately 50 percent of American adults have in common? They’ve all had thyroid nodules. “Thanks to increased awareness and improved diagnostic imaging, we’re able to detect thyroid nodules more often,” explains Alexander Shifrin, MD, surgical director of [...]

A Complex, Lifesaving Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer

By |2023-01-06T12:14:53-05:00January 11th, 2023|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

Pancreatic cancer is often challenging to treat, because later detection can limit treatment options. But a complex surgical intervention called the Whipple procedure can be a very real lifeline for patients with certain types of pancreatic cancer – and these and other advanced cancer surgeries are being performed at [...]

High Risk Breast Cancer Program Facilitates Early Detection

By |2023-01-05T13:14:22-05:00January 9th, 2023|Categories: Cancer, Women’s Health|Tags: , , |

Are you at high risk for developing breast cancer? A mammogram at CentraState can help you find out. Clinicians at the Star and Barry Tobias Women’s Health Center and the Statesir Cancer Center at CentraState are working to identify women at highest risk so they can prevent breast cancer [...]

Surviving Breast Cancer Swimmingly

By |2023-01-05T16:39:48-05:00January 9th, 2023|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

Nancy Pollio of Freehold first turned to swimming for solace in the wake of her husband’s passing in 2014. She joined the CentraState Fitness & Wellness Center and goes three to four times a week to swim, sweat, and lift. The center’s team and the friends she’s gained there [...]

Screening for Long-Time Smokers Improves Survival Rates

By |2022-11-14T16:15:11-05:00October 20th, 2022|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

Although lung cancer death rates in Monmouth County have declined slightly according to government statistics, the disease still remains the second leading cause of death in the United States — and also the leading cause of cancer-related deaths nationwide. For many cancers, including lung cancer, treatment success and increases in [...]

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