Category Archives: radiology

Upstate’s music man: His ‘prescriptions’ target stress

BY AMBER SMITH Patients answer many questions on the paperwork they complete prior to an interventional radiology appointment at Upstate. But when they arrive for a biopsy, catheter installation or other procedure, if their doctor is Mitchell Karmel, MD, patients … Continue reading

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Meet Upstate’s newest stroke experts

Physicians armed with skill and knowledge can be the difference between life, death and whether a patient recovers his or her abilities after a stroke. After completing medical school and residency training, these doctors spend additional years in specialized fellowships … Continue reading

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A ‘knife’ that fixes tumors without cutting

When Kathleen Vincitore, 69, of Liverpool learned she had a small tumor growing on the nerve between her right ear and her brain, she was relieved it was not cancer. The retired teacher spends her winters in Florida. When she … Continue reading

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Up Close: A quick look at bone marrow transplant

Upstate’s Bone Marrow Transplant Program treats patients whose bone marrow has been damaged or destroyed by chemotherapy, radiation or certain cancers or anemias. Marrow, the soft tissue inside bones, is home to most of the immature stem cells that will … Continue reading

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Surgery, chemo battle preschooler’s kidney tumor

Three-year-old Ariana LaVaute attended the Skaneateles Labor Day parade on Sept. 1, 2014, and then helped her father trim shrubs in their yard. A few days later, her activity level and appetite diminished. Seemingly overnight, her belly became enlarged. Ariana’s … Continue reading

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Healing helpers: Humor, acceptance, positive attitude

By Jim Howe As Patty Agne navigated the pain, uncertainty and odd moments of her experience with breast cancer, she found that her attitude was key. Her attitude helped her: * keep a sense of humor. When her hair was … Continue reading

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1970s discovery makes bones ‘light up like a Christmas tree’

If you’ve read or seen the teen romance, “The Fault in Our Stars,” you remember the moment that Gus tells his girlfriend about his cancer recurrence by explaining that he had had a bone scan that “lit up like a … Continue reading

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Monday: Senior Day at the Fair

What a great weekend at the Fair! Gear up for the week ahead, because the Upstate booth has a lot to offer! Today is the FIRST of two Senior Days at the fair, seniors get free admission! Here’s who’s on tap … Continue reading

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