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  • NYP Pioneers New Treatment Options For Blood-Related Cancers

    NYP Pioneers New Treatment Options For Blood-Related Cancers

    Blood provides all the nutrients, oxygen and antibodies a person needs to stay healthy. Yet every three minutes, one person in the United States is diagnosed with a hematologic -- blood or lymph -- cancer. Fortunately, doctors are on the verge of several major advances in treatment that offer improved chances of survival and enhanced quality of life.Hematologic cancers, of which there ...

  • Precision Medicine At NYP Is Transforming Cancer Care

    Precision Medicine At NYP Is Transforming Cancer Care

    Precision medicine is transforming cancer care, from “one size fits all” medicine to a personalized approach based on a patient’s genetic profile, features of their cancer cells and medical history. Thanks to advances in technology, including the mapping of the human genome, medical oncologists are able to identify specific gene alterations, or mutations, in a patient’s tumor. As a ...

  • Genetic Counseling And Testing Aids In Cancer Prevention And Risk Reduction

    Genetic Counseling And Testing Aids In Cancer Prevention And Risk Reduction

    There’s no better time than National Cancer Prevention Month, which is celebrated each February, to learn how to reduce cancer risk. Genetic counseling can determine whether you are at risk for developing certain cancers, and provides you and your physician with the information needed to make informed decisions on genetic testing and risk reduction.Cancer prevention begins with ...

  • Practice Cervical Health During Awareness Month And Beyond

    Practice Cervical Health During Awareness Month And Beyond

    Every year, approximately 12,000 women in the United States receive a diagnosis of cervical cancer and about 4,000 women will die from the disease. The good news is that cervical cancer can be prevented with both screening tests that catch the disease in its earliest, precancerous stages and vaccines that provide protection.Cervical cancers are caused by persistent infection with high ...

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Offers Personalized Care For Cancer Survivors

    NewYork-Presbyterian Offers Personalized Care For Cancer Survivors

    We are living in a new era of cancer care that goes far beyond cure. Thanks to early detection programs, effective treatments and awareness campaigns, there is an increased focus on life after cancer treatment -- survivorship.The American Cancer Society projects that there are more than 15 million cancer survivors alive today, and this number is expected to reach 20 million by 2025. ...

  • Take Charge Of Your Health With Prevention And Cancer Screenings

    Take Charge Of Your Health With Prevention And Cancer Screenings

    Each of us has within ourselves the ability to fight cancer by harnessing the power of two potent anti-cancer weapons: prevention and early detection through cancer screenings. Research has shown that the risk of developing many types of cancer can be significantly reduced by making healthy lifestyle changes that include eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise, and avoiding ...