Category Archives: community

What you need to know about second opinions

A variety of doctors at Upstate care for patients who are diagnosed with cancer. We tapped some of them to share insights on second opinions. Here’s what they had to say: 1. You don’t need my permission to get a … Continue reading

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6 things to check before swallowing that pill

What do you do when your doctor recommends an expensive medication? Pharmacist Andrew Burgdorf from the Upstate Cancer Center offers this advice: Find out how much of the bill your health insurer will pay, so you know how much you … Continue reading

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What was hair today is gone tomorrow — to raise money to fight pediatric cancer

Several Upstate employees were among the 570 people having their heads shaved at Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant in Syracuse on March 1 to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital has received grants … Continue reading

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Electronic cigarette use soars among teen smokers

The use of electronic cigarettes by teens is soaring, causing concern among health experts who question the safety of the battery-powered devices and complain that they are creating a new generation of nicotine addicts. E-cigarettes create an inhalable vapor by … Continue reading

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Caring for a child who has cancer, and the siblings who do not

Psychiatrist Aliya Hafeez, MD answers a question with which many parents grapple after one child is diagnosed with cancer… Q: My middle child has been diagnosed with leukemia, so much of my energy is focused on her treatment. What can I do so … Continue reading

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Soothing nourishment for those with mouth sores

This recipe for milk and rice soup from the “Betty Crocker Living With Cancer Cookbook” offers soothing nourishment to those with mouth sores. And because milk is added to bananas and rice in this dish, it can be an effective … Continue reading

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Cart provides comfort items to patients in Cancer Center

Volunteers at the Upstate Cancer Center staff a cart full of comfort items that they make available to outpatients and inpatients. A Kobalt tool cart was purchased with donations from Lowe’s Home Improvement Store and Room 2 Smile, an organization … Continue reading

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A new perspective: Hodgkin lymphoma changed her body and her mind

BY AMBER SMITH Emily Breclaw underwent four rounds of chemotherapy, each lasting a couple week. She deal with three day of nausea, and soon after that subsided, and soon after that subsided, she had whole-body muscle aches with which to … Continue reading

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Seeking families with young children for study on child mental health

A pair of mental health researchers at Upstate are studying new ways to classify mental health disorders in children and looking to change the way psychiatric disorders are understood and diagnosed in the future. Stephen Faraone, PhD, and Stephen Glatt, … Continue reading

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What to expect at your first visit

The first appointment at the Upstate Cancer Center is usually a consultation that lasts at least 1½ hours and involves the oncologist and other members of the treatment team who will discuss options and recommendations with the patient. Oncologists will have … Continue reading

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