Category Archive: Cancer

Oct
15

Breast Cancer Awareness

Daniel Savaria, GCSOM, MD4

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month GCSOM “Health & Exercise Forum” – 3rd Monday of the Month… Guest Columnist: Daniel Savaria, GCSOM, MD4 Daniel Savaria of Collegeville is a 4th year medical student at Gesinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM). He is a 2012 graduate of Muhlenberg College and received a master of biomedical science …

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Jul
16

Protect your skin for your health and looks

Guest Columnist: Eduardo Ortiz, MD4 This week’s article was written by Eduardo Ortiz, a fourth year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM). Eduardo majored in Biology and minored in Art History at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. As president of the Dermatology Interest group, he helped organize a free skin cancer …

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Jul
17

Protect your skin, for your health and looks

Eduardo Ortiz, MD3

Protect Your Skin …for your health and looks! Guest Columnist: Eduardo Ortiz, MD3 This week’s article was written by Eduardo Ortiz, a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM). Eduardo majored in Biology and minored in Art History at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. As president of the Dermatology Interest …

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Apr
17

Breast cancer & metastasis: what does it mean?

This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College). Breast Cancer & Metastasis: What does it mean?  By Pamela Lucchesi, PhD, FAHA Dr. Lucchesi Chair of Basic Sciences and Professor of Physiology at Geisinger Commonwealth …

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Feb
20

Clinical Trials are Essential for Cancer Prevention and Treatment

This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College). Clinical Trials – America’s Most Under Used Resource February is National Cancer Prevention Month and Clinical Trials are Essential for Research in Cancer Prevention and Treatment! …

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Oct
17

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Daniel Savaria

TCMC “Health & Exercise Forum” – 3rd Monday of the Month Guest Columnist: Daniel Savaria, TCMC, MD2 Daniel Savaria of Collegeville is a second-year medical student at TCMC. He is a 2012 graduate of Muhlenberg College and received a master of biomedical science degree from TCMC in 2014. It is fair to say that most …

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Apr
25

Prevent Cancer by Vaccination: Part 2 of 2 on HPV

Guest Columnist: Stephanie Veit. Stephanie is from Chesterfield, Missouri and will graduate with her MD degree from The Commonwealth Medical College in May 2016. She will begin her OB/GYN residency in July at Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee. Stephanie is dedicated to promoting women’s health and awareness. Cervical cancer was once one of the leading …

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Apr
18

Prevent Cancer By Vaccination: Part 1 of 2 on HPV

Guest Columnist: Dr. Daniel Shust, 2015 Doctor of Medicine Graduate from The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) Daniel Shust, MD., is originally from Greenfield Township. He received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biopsychology from Penn State in 2005, a Master of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) from The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) in 2010 and a Doctor of …

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Mar
21

Prevent Colon Cancer

MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH! TCMC “Wisdom of Well-being” Guest Author: Christopher A. Peters, M.D, NROC/TCMC/NRCI Dr. Christopher Peters is a partner of Radiation Medicine Associates of Scranton (RAMAS) and serves as medical director of Northeast Radiation Oncology Centers (NROC). He is the director of clinical research at NROC, and serves as the Principal …

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Feb
15

February is National Cancer Prevention Month

Guest Columnist: Meghan Haggerty, MD   Dr. Haggerty is a native of NEPA (Scott Township) and received her BS from The University of Scranton and her MD from Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Radiation Oncology at Syracuse University New York (SUNY) Upstate. Currently, she practices at Northeast Radiation Oncology Center …

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Mar
09

Prevent Colon Cancer through Exercise

MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. PREVENT COLON CANCER THROUGH EXERCISE!  In 2000, President Bill Clinton dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of this designation is to increase public awareness about the facts about colon cancer. It is preventable, treatable and has a high survival rate. Regular screening tests, expert medical …

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Jul
28

Thyroid Cancer Awareness

NEPA has one of the highest cancer rates in the country, particularly thyroid cancer! The purpose of this column on thyroid cancer is to raise the level of awareness for early detection and successful treatment for this disease. Thyroid Gland The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped structure located in the front of your neck. …

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Feb
17

New Screening Test for Lung Cancer

Guest Columnist: Sarah Bashaw, 3rd Year Medical Student The Commonwealth Medical College Recent headlines in The Times-Tribune reported with alarm that lung cancer rates in Northeastern Pennsylvania are on the rise, especially among women, while the incidence of the deadly disease is declining elsewhere in the country. In fact, according to the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, …

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Sep
24

Breast Cancer and Frozen Shoulder

Overhead Wand

Now that NEPA has just supported another successful “Race for the Cure,” and with October named as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am dedicating today’s column to the brave women and their families and friends affected by breast cancer. Presently, in our clinic we have several women suffering a tight or “frozen shoulder” as …

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Feb
13

Tips for Cancer Prevention

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. While there is no fool-proof method for cancer prevention, scientific research does support the fact that healthy lifestyle choices are essential. We are six weeks into the New Year and this is a good opportunity to assess our progress with our health related resolutions. Important Tips to Reduce Your …

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Feb
06

Lung Cancer Risk for Non-Smokers

February is National Cancer Prevention Month! In view of this, I thought it would be appropriate to raise the level of consciousness about nonsmokers and lung cancer. Nonsmoking women are at greater risk for lung cancer than nonsmoking men. This issue received great national attention several years ago when Dana Reeve, wife of former superman …

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Sep
05

Exercise May Improve Breast Cancer Survival

This upcoming weekend I encourage you to put your sneakers on and “Race for the Cure!” In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Susan B. Komen “Race for the Cure,” I would like to share some very encouraging current research regarding improve breast cancer survival with exercise. I have discussed this research with …

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Sep
13

Exercise and Cancer Prevention: Race for the Cure Part 2 of 2

To prevent cancer, doctors recommend that you avoid smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol, and eating preservatives and artificial sweeteners. And there is a growing body of scientific evidence that physical activity and exercise can be used as a primary prevention against cancer.

Sep
06

Exercise Can Ease Effects of Cancer Therapy: Race for the Cure Part 1 of 2

In the past, people being treated for a chronic illness, like cancer, were often told by their doctors to rest, conserve their energy and reduce their physical activity. Recent research has shown that exercise is not only safe and possible during cancer treatment but it can improve your function and quality of life.

Mar
07

Prevent Colon Cancer Through Exercise

The American Cancer Society has designated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of this designation is to increase public awareness about the facts about colon cancer. It is preventable, treatable and has a high survival rate.