Monthly Archives: December 2019

Making a change: She succeeded in quitting after a cancer diagnosis

This is one of a series of articles focusing on lung cancer. When Peggy Strong, 47, of Liverpool was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, “my first reaction was to have a cigarette.” She had smoked since the age of … Continue reading

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Pint-sized patient: Glimpses of a girl who fought cancer — and won

PHOTOS BY MARANIE STAAB/TEXT BY JIM HOWE Kaylee Marshfield of Lakeland received unforgettable news on Feb. 1, 2018. It was her sixth birthday: She had cancer. A strange lump led to tests that detected a Wilms tumor on her left … Continue reading

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Cancer Care magazine wins national award

Upstate’s Cancer Care magazine has received a 2019 Clarion Award, a national honor from the Association for Women in Communications. Cancer Care was named “Best Overall External Magazine” in the small-circulation category. The large -circulation winner was O, The Oprah … Continue reading

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Catching lung cancer early through screening saves lives

This is one of a series of articles focusing on lung cancer. Lung cancer screening saves lives —  and could save more, if more people submitted to the testing. Of the lung cancers that are discovered through a lung cancer screening … Continue reading

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The ripple effect: What to know when your prostate cancer is hereditary

Upstate medical oncologist Gloria Morris, MD, PhD, who specializes in cancer risk assessment and genetic testing for hereditary cancers, answers six important questions about prostate cancer: What percentage of prostate cancers are hereditary? “Only a very small percentage of all … Continue reading

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Warmth, kindness and radiation, too

BY AMBER SMITH It had been a rough 2019 for Joan Gorton of Hamilton. Starting early in the year, the 83-year-old woman had a series of medical issues — a lingering cough, then a suspicious lump on her leg that … Continue reading

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Science Is Art: A genomic view of a disorder

A combination of genes and environmental factors triggers attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to researchers who identified 12 ADHD susceptibility genes. They say genes account for roughly 76% of cases of ADHD. “That does not mean that the environment is … Continue reading

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