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One commonly asked question asked by oncology patients is “Does Sugar Feed Cancer?” Eating sugar can be a source of fear and anxiety due to misinformation in the media. With holidays coming up, there are lots of delicious sweets around, so now is the perfect time to address this topic.
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Robot enhanced minimally invasive surgery is the latest advance in bariatric surgery. In the following Q&A, Dr. Abraham Krikhely explains what patients need to know about this new approach.
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Joe benefits from next generation LVAD and heart transplant
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Haydee Yanesa came to NYP/Columbia from the Philippines after suffering for many years with chronic liver disease. Following the birth of her daughter in 2007, Haydee was told that she had hepatitis B. “My blood work was normal,” Haydee says, “so I didn’t pay any attention to it.”
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On Super Bowl Sunday, 2013, Beverly Farran, a teacher who runs an afterschool program, had a dreadful cold. When her symptoms worsened, she went to a hospital for a chest x-ray. Because Beverly’s stomach hurt, the hospital took another picture and found a tumor on her liver. “I lost confidence in my local doctors,” Beverly says. “I wondered, How could they miss something this serious?”
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Breast fibroadenomas (BFA) are benign (non-cancerous) breast tumors that are comprised of glandular and fibrous breast tissue. These lumps can occur alone, in groups, or as a complex of lumps together. Sometimes women feel these in the breast when doing regular self-breast exams, or they may be found during a routine mammogram. Some are small (less than an inch in size), and others are quite large (the size of a lemon or larger).
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In April 2007, after symptoms of dark urine and a rash, Lucien Zito visited a surgeon who determined his symptoms were caused by a mass on his pancreas. This information was devastating to hear but even more devastating was the doctor’s conclusion that his cancer was inoperable. Thoughts of confusion and hopelessness overtook the Zito family.
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Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, making it tempting to over-indulge in holiday favorites.
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