Category Archives: surgery

How to reduce your risk of esophageal cancer

A type of esophageal cancer called adenocarcinoma is on the rise in the United States largely because of the obesity epidemic. People who are overweight may develop reflux, which can damage the esophagus and lead to cancer. Trouble swallowing is … Continue reading

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‘Cancer Care’ publication for anyone touched by cancer

The fall 2014 issue of Cancer Care magazine features the remarkable story of how a surgeon removed a bladder wracked by cancer and replaced it with one he built from a portion of the patient’s own intestine. Readers will also … Continue reading

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Unique surgery treats aggressive bladder cancer

Allan Sustare celebrates each day. He is grateful to be alive after coming so close to death from advanced bladder cancer. He admits that he had no concept of the severity of his disease. He had no pain, just blood … Continue reading

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Brain expertise featured in Physicians Practice publication

The stroke care and brain expertise available at Upstate is showcased in the November issue of Physicians Practice magazine, distributed to doctors throughout Central New York. Also included is an article about new breast reconstruction options, the importance of occupational … Continue reading

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Options for women to rebuild breasts after cancer are more plentiful

A woman who faces mastectomy also has to consider whether and how to reconstruct the breast that will be removed, and her options have improved in recent years. “Immediate reconstruction, in which the reconstruction is done when the breast is … Continue reading

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Should you be tested for hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C, the most common blood-borne infection in the United States, is one of the viruses that can cause cancer — and the majority of people who are infected don’t know it. The virus causes a chronic liver infection that … Continue reading

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Sneak peek of fall 2014 ‘Upstate Health’

Coming soon to waiting rooms throughout the Upstate campus is the fall issue of Upstate Health magazine. The cover features living donor transplant coordinator Ellen Havens with a man who donated his healthy kidney to his father. Click on the … Continue reading

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Would you give a kidney to a stranger?

He was about to turn 30 and feeling blessed. He had a great family, a solid support system, and he had found a way to help someone. A woman at the man’s church had severe kidney disease and was on … Continue reading

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A life-saving gesture: Son donates kidney to father

Brandon Hudson acts like it was nothing. His father, Timothy Hudson sometimes has to pause. The 56-year-old Syracuse man is rendered speechless, overwhelmed by emotion, when he recalls how Brandon donated to him one of his healthy kidneys. “I was … Continue reading

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Facebook connection brings family to Upstate from Turkey for rare surgery

Many Facebook connections provide a quick diversion or fun way to stay in touch. Sometimes the social network makes a connection that does more — by improving someone’s life. A mother in Istanbul joined a Facebook group for parents of children … Continue reading

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