Category Archives: women’s health

‘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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What to do about hair loss from cancer treatment

Many of the drugs used to fight cancer go after rapidly-growing cancer cells but also wipe out other rapidly-growing cells, which includes hair cells. That means some cancer patients face hair loss ranging from thinning to complete baldness. The amount … Continue reading

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Estrogen expert will explain how women can maintain health

A leading expert on estrogen, women’s health and breast cancer gives a lecture Thursday, Nov. 20 at Upstate Medical University that is open to the public. Richard Santen, MD, a professor of medicine in the division of endocrinology at the … 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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Most breast cancers occur in women with no family history

Women at increased risk for developing breast cancer have a growing number of options to help prevent the disease — but you may be surprised to learn who is at high risk. Angelina Jolie garnered media attention in May 2013 … Continue reading

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How to guard against food-borne illnesses, especially during pregnancy

When pregnant, a woman’s ability to fight infection is lowered, and she becomes more susceptible to illness. Registered dietitian Juliann Mellen explains how to prevent three common foodborne illnesses: * Listeria is a harmful bacteria that grows in refrigerated ready-to-eat … Continue reading

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Training for Iron Girl Triathlon helped them stay healthy

Six Upstate women got the chance to compete in the annual Iron Girl triathlon this year as representatives of Upstate’s Women’s Health Network. That means on Aug. 3 they swam 600 meters, biked 30K and ran 5K at Onedia Shores … Continue reading

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News, happenings around Upstate Medical University

You may recall that four runners from Upstate were invited to compete in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge in London this summer for the 3.5-mile championship race. They sent a group post card – a cut-out of Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Answers to questions about living with cancer

Q: “I’m not depressed but I just want to be left alone, so what can I do about friends who keep trying to include me in their social plans?” A: “The first thing would be to tell them,” advises Aliya Hafeez, MD, … Continue reading

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