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Up Close images: Raising awareness about cancer

  Light-filled luminarias greeted visitors to the Upstate Cancer Center for the annual Lung Cancer Vigil on a crisp autumn evening in November. Indoors, the Rev. Terry Culbertson asked visitors to set their cellphones to flashlight mode as she read … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fudge Pudding Cake With Ice Cream

Dessert can be an important part of a meal for cancer patients because it often provides plenty of calories per bite. If the patient feels too full to eat this dessert after a meal, he or she can try eating … Continue reading

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World traveler … and grateful lung cancer patient

BY BETHANN KISTNER Nearly three years ago, Patricia Kranbuhl was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. After participating in a clinical trial at the Upstate Cancer Center, she is symptom free and is now back to doing the things she … Continue reading

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Upstate is the place to go for pancreatic cancer treatment

Upstate University Hospital is uniquely qualified to provide top-quality care for patients with pancreatic cancer and other diseases that affect the pancreas. The hospital earned a designation from the National Pancreas Foundation after an extensive auditing process. Upstate is one … Continue reading

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Scientists explore genetic roots of rare blood cancer

Scientists at Upstate have made progress in understanding the cause of a rare blood cancer called myelofibrosis, and they hope to learn how to block the disease’s progression. Professor of pharmacology Golam Mohi, PhD, has been studying the life-threatening disorder, … Continue reading

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E-cigarette dangers go beyond cancer

  The use of electronic cigarettes is higher among high school students than adults, a trend that alarms U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD. E-cigarettes contain a concentrated and more potent dose of nicotine than tobacco cigarettes, which is particularly … Continue reading

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Did you know? The scientist who discovered genetically inherited breast cancer visited Upstate

In 1990, her laboratory zeroed in on chromosome 17q21 to prove that breast cancer is genetically inherited in some families. The scientists working with Mary-Claire King, PhD, called this particular genetic mutation BRCA1. Soon after, another mutation, called BRCA2, was … Continue reading

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Covert operations: Surgeons hide scars in new breast surgery technique

A new surgical technique means disfiguring surgical scars may be avoidable for women who face breast cancer surgery. Kristine Keeney, MD, and Mary Ellen Greco, MD, are both certified in Hidden Scar Breast Care Surgery, an advanced approach in while … Continue reading

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What happens after you find a breast lump

What should you do once you find a breast lump? And what should you expect to happen? 1. Primary care Connect with your primary care provider to have the lump investigated. The majority of self-palpated lesions turn out to be … Continue reading

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Think you know how to wash your hands? Here’s how – and why – to do it the way the pros do

It’s simple, quick and one of the best ways to reduce the spread of disease. Hand washing is paramount in hospitals, but its importance may be overlooked at home. Even if you recognize the health benefits of keeping hands clean, … Continue reading

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