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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 [...]

A New Era in Endocrine Care

By |2022-09-26T09:31:52-04:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , , |

Renowned endocrine surgeon Alexander L. Shifrin, MD, recently joined the staff of Surgical Associates of CentraState and CentraState Healthcare System as surgical director of the Endocrine Center. Dr. Shifrin specializes exclusively in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal cancers and benign conditions, from common to [...]

Unique Cancer Treatment is Extending Lives: HIPEC Comes to CentraState

By |2022-07-14T10:56:29-04:00July 10th, 2022|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

A highly advanced, two-phase surgery now available at CentraState is bringing new hope to certain patients with specific types of cancer. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, or HIPEC, combines tumor removal surgery with a heated, concentrated chemotherapy bath inside the abdomen, battling cancer directly at its source and potentially extending lives [...]

Breathe Easier with a Lung Screening

By |2022-09-26T05:17:01-04:00July 9th, 2022|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

Regular mammograms are key to detecting breast cancer early, and the same is true for colonoscopies in finding colon cancer when it’s most treatable. But did you know that those at risk for lung cancer due to a smoking history have the same potentially lifesaving benefit in low-dose CT [...]

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