Monthly Archives: November 2016

With lung cancer at bay, she’s cruising Florida coast on her Harley

As a retired police officer, Toni Lindgren knows how to deal with problems. So, when a physician at Fort Drum said, “I think it’s cancer,” Lindgren said, “I’m going to Upstate. I want the doctors who do cancer all day, every day.” … Continue reading

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Installing a port and a feeding tube at the same time makes sense for some patients – and it’s safe, study shows

BY AMBER SMITH Most patients with head and neck cancer require the installation of a port, and many will also need a feeding tube. “For the patient’s convenience, placing both devices at the same time would be ideal,” says Katsuhiro … Continue reading

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Recipe: Acorn Squash and Apple Soup

For a soothing, cool-weather meal that’s easy on the mouth and the tummy, turn to squash, apples and onion. When combined into this satisfying soup, you’ll have a good source of potassium and fiber. Prep time takes about 20 minutes. … Continue reading

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A moonshot: Pediatric cancer chief tells how effort could help young patients

BY JIM HOWE Overall, one could say the U.S. is doing well in battling childhood cancers. Since the 1960s, pediatric cancer deaths have fallen steadily. Today’s average five-year survival rate is 84 percent, compared to about 50 percent in 1975. … Continue reading

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Assessing that ‘ounce of prevention’

“The way you live your life affects your chances of getting cancer,” Upstate graduate Peter Greenwald, MD, emphasized at the 12th annual Upstate Cancer Symposium in September. Greenwald, the associate director of prevention at the National Cancer Institute, gave a … Continue reading

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Patients love these Upstate doctors

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    Every year the Upstate Foundation celebrates National Doctor’s Day in March by collecting tributes from grateful patients and families – and hand-delivering messages of gratitude to the physicians. Among the Upstate physicians receiving the highest number of tributes … Continue reading

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Leaders focus on Cancer Center’s next phase

Upstate Cancer Center officials are improving outcomes for cancer patients by integrating the medical care, research, education and outreach programs that are already in place. “We have outstanding research faculty, outstanding clinicians and some of the best cancer-fighting technology around, … Continue reading

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Breast cancer survivor preaches screenings

BY JIM HOWE Janet Bacon’s breast cancer is rare in one way, but typical in another: It shows the importance of early detection. Bacon, 59, of Syracuse, had skipped her annual mammogram in 2014 – she had let a lot … Continue reading

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Lung cancer vigil celebrates survivors, memorializes the departed

Caregivers and patients gathered at the Upstate Cancer Center Thursday, on the evening of the Great American Smokeout, for a candlelight vigil calling attention to lung cancer. “Even though everybody’s heard of it, a lot of people don’t realize that … Continue reading

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What to expect at your first visit to Upstate Cancer Center

Upstate Cancer Center staff members begin preparing for a patient’s first visit soon after the appointment is scheduled. They request radiology and laboratory results and other information from your referring physician, so cancer specialists can review those reports before you … Continue reading

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