cancer http://wrvo.org en Cancer center in Syracuse opens, bringing new technology to the region http://wrvo.org/post/cancer-center-syracuse-opens-bringing-new-technology-region <p></p><p>A ceremony in Syracuse Friday launched the new face of cancer treatment in central New York. The Upstate Cancer Center is ready for patients, and assistant director Dick Kilburg says its innovative design merges nature and advanced cancer-fighting technology. &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:08:54 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59095 at http://wrvo.org Cancer center in Syracuse opens, bringing new technology to the region This week: cancer care and nutritional issues http://wrvo.org/post/week-cancer-care-and-nutritional-issues <p>Medical director Dr. Leslie Kohman and others provide a preview of the Upstate Medical University Cancer Center, including advanced technologies, and services available for the youngest patients with cancer and blood disorders.</p><p>Then, registered dietitian Maria Erdman addresses nutritional issues that cancer patients may face.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:53:53 +0000 HealthLink on Air 58668 at http://wrvo.org Signs and symptoms of thyroid disease http://wrvo.org/post/signs-and-symptoms-thyroid-disease <p>You’ve heard of the thyroid, but how much do you really know about it?&nbsp;</p><p>This week on "Take Care,"&nbsp; Dr. David Cooper explains the functions of the thyroid and the various diseases that it can harbor.&nbsp; Cooper is the director of the Thyroid Clinic and professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.</p><p>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. David Cooper.</p><p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 56819 at http://wrvo.org Signs and symptoms of thyroid disease This week: progress against cancer; a new tool for diagnosing lung cancer http://wrvo.org/post/week-progress-against-cancer-new-tool-diagnosing-lung-cancer <p>Cancer can be brought under control in this century, the leader of the American Cancer Society said during a recent trip to Syracuse. More advocacy is key, said John Seffrin, the society’s chief executive officer.</p><p>“We have to have people speak up and say, ‘we need more money for research,’ ‘we need to insure that people are protected from second-hand smoke,’ and ‘we need to make sure that if someone has cancer, they get the care they need,’” Seffrin said.</p><p>Already, medical science knows how to prevent more than half of all cancers from occurring, Seffrin said.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 13:12:33 +0000 HealthLink on Air 57291 at http://wrvo.org Cancer survivorship brings its own set of issues http://wrvo.org/post/cancer-survivorship-brings-its-own-set-issues <p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 54784 at http://wrvo.org Answer to preventing illness may be in Vitamin D http://wrvo.org/post/answer-preventing-illness-may-be-vitamin-d <p>Vitamin D is the vitamin most often associated with sunshine, but could it also be used to prevent cancer and heart disease?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/experts/joann-manson-12">Dr. Joann Manson</a>, a professor of medicine at <a href="http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/joann-manson/">Harvard University</a> and chief of preventative medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, discusses how clinical trials could prove that Vitamin D could help prevent diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and cancer.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Joann Manson.</strong></p><p> Sun, 18 May 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 55705 at http://wrvo.org Answer to preventing illness may be in Vitamin D New risk factor for head, neck cancers and how it could impact screening and diagnosis http://wrvo.org/post/new-risk-factor-head-neck-cancers-and-how-it-could-impact-screening-and-diagnosis <p></p><p>Any diagnosis of cancer can be scary. But cancers of the head and neck bring unique challenges because of the importance of this region to the body. These cancers can impact a patient’s ability to speak, swallow or breathe.</p> Sun, 11 May 2014 22:59:03 +0000 Take Care Staff 55534 at http://wrvo.org New risk factor for head, neck cancers and how it could impact screening and diagnosis Head and neck cancers: risk, diagnosis and treatment http://wrvo.org/post/head-and-neck-cancers-risk-diagnosis-and-treatment <p>A cancer diagnosis is never welcome. But cancers of the head and neck can be particularly difficult to diagnose and treat. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show "Take Care," hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, speak with Dr. David Pfister, the chief of the head and neck oncology service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center about the risk factors for these types of cancer.</p><p><em>Lorraine Rapp:&nbsp; What are the most common forms of cancer that appear in the head and neck regions?</em></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 09:30:41 +0000 WRVO News 55510 at http://wrvo.org This week: new research in kidney cancer http://wrvo.org/post/week-new-research-kidney-cancer <p>According to research published in Urologic Oncology, some kidney cancer patients have better long-term survival odds when part of the kidney is removed, compared to patients who have the entire organ removed.</p><p>We'll discuss the findings and other treatment options for people with kidney cancer. More than 65,000 Americans were diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2013.</p><p> Fri, 02 May 2014 15:14:22 +0000 HealthLink on Air 55176 at http://wrvo.org New prostate cancer diagnostic tool comes to region http://wrvo.org/post/new-prostate-cancer-diagnostic-tool-comes-region <p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:07:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49110 at http://wrvo.org New prostate cancer diagnostic tool comes to region One-woman show about young adults with cancer takes stage http://wrvo.org/post/one-woman-show-about-young-adults-cancer-takes-stage <p>A new play in Syracuse deals with one young adult's experience living with cancer with the goal of raising money for charity and bringing awareness to young adults who have the disease.</p><p>Jesse Pardee, 22, received her first dose of chemotherapy five years ago on Christmas Eve after being diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a cancer of the pelvis.</p><p>"My family's memories are probably worse than mine of that first weekend because I was drugged up," she recalled. "It was all a blur for me."</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:30:35 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 49153 at http://wrvo.org One-woman show about young adults with cancer takes stage Fracking chemicals can disrupt hormones http://wrvo.org/post/fracking-chemicals-can-disrupt-hormones <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Chemicals used in the process of hydraulic fracturing can disrupt the body’s normal hormone function according to new research published recently in the <em>Journal of Endocrinology</em>.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:58:26 +0000 Kate O'Connell 48798 at http://wrvo.org Fracking chemicals can disrupt hormones Researcher hopes "chemo brain" study can help cancer patients http://wrvo.org/post/researcher-hopes-chemo-brain-study-can-help-cancer-patients <p>Chemotherapy is one of the best known forms of cancer treatment, and while often effective, it can leave behind a number of side effects, like hair loss and nausea. Some who have undergone chemotherapy also have claimed to have felt foggy, forgetful and not as sharp as they were before the treatment. Largely ignored by the medical community in the past, this symptom, which is referred to as &ldquo;<a href="http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/chemotherapyeffects/chemo-brain">chemo brain</a>,&rdquo; is finally starting to come to the forefront in medical research.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/people/23452695-michelle-c-janelsins-benton">Dr. Michelle Janelsins</a> talks about the research she and others are now conducting on chemo brain. Janelsins is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Cancer Control at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, where she got her PhD.</p><p>Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Dr. Janelsins.</p><p> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care 44757 at http://wrvo.org Researcher hopes "chemo brain" study can help cancer patients New study hopes to unlock the secret to "chemo brain" http://wrvo.org/post/new-study-hopes-unlock-secret-chemo-brain <p></p><p>Chemotherapy can cause many side effects like hair loss and nausea. But for years, many cancer patients have said it causes something else, forgetfulness and memory loss, or what cancer survivors call &quot;chemo brain.&quot; Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO&#39;s health and wellness show Take Care, recently spoke with Michelle Janelsins of the University of Rochester, who is leading a research study into chemotherapy&#39;s effects on cognitive function.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:31:33 +0000 WRVO News 44755 at http://wrvo.org The ABCDEs of melanoma http://wrvo.org/post/abcdes-melanoma <p>Melanoma has been on the rise in recent years. Why is that and how can we protect ourselves? This week on “Take Care,” we talk to <a href="http://www.pennmedicine.org/wagform/MainPage.aspx?config=provider&amp;P=PP&amp;ID=1667">Dr. Lynn Schuchter</a>, chief of hematology-oncology at <a href="http://www.penncancer.org/patients/cancer-types/melanoma-and-pigmented-lesions/">the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center</a>, about the most serious form of skin cancer.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Lynn Schuchter.</strong></p><p> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 41332 at http://wrvo.org The ABCDEs of melanoma Secret to possible cancer resistance discovered by upstate researchers http://wrvo.org/post/secret-possible-cancer-resistance-discovered-upstate-researchers <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Researchers in upstate New York have identified the chemical that leads to cancer resistance in laboratory animals:&nbsp;<a href="http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/naked-mole-rat/" target="_blank">naked mole rats.</a></p><p>The discovery could eventually lead to new cancer treatments and even the ability for cancer resistance in humans according to the authors.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:35:01 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39840 at http://wrvo.org Secret to possible cancer resistance discovered by upstate researchers Prostate cancer: when to screen? http://wrvo.org/post/prostate-cancer-when-screen <p>Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men. But many of those malignancies develop so slowly, the patient is never effected by it. That fact has started a debate over who to screen for the disease, and when. Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen, hosts of WRVO's weekly health show "Take Care" spoke with Dr. Anthony Scalzo, a medical oncologist at Hematology/Oncology Associates of Central New York, about how men should deal with this issue. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:06:59 +0000 WRVO News 36830 at http://wrvo.org Research study could lead to new test for colon cancer http://wrvo.org/post/research-study-could-lead-new-test-colon-cancer <p>Researchers at Upstate Medical Center are helping in a nationwide study that could change the way people are screened for colon cancer, and the potential to change the way one of the most dreaded medical screening tests is used. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:34:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 36169 at http://wrvo.org Research study could lead to new test for colon cancer Patients leave their mark on Upstate Cancer Center http://wrvo.org/post/patients-leave-their-mark-upstate-cancer-center <p>Some central New York cancer patients have signed their name to the new Upstate Cancer Center being to built next to University Hospital in Syracuse. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:44:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 32915 at http://wrvo.org Patients leave their mark on Upstate Cancer Center New cord blood bank to open in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/new-cord-blood-bank-open-syracuse <p>Construction has started in Syracuse on the $15 million Upstate Cord Blood Bank.&nbsp; It will be the second public cord blood bank in New York state. The blood drawn from umbilical cords after childbirth is used to treat children with dozens of diseases like cancer and sickle cell anemia.</p><p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:55:49 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26161 at http://wrvo.org New cord blood bank to open in Syracuse Upstate Cancer Center construction under way http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-cancer-center-construction-under-way <p>The first of 550 tons of steel beams has been pounded into the foundation of the new Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse.&nbsp; Up to now, most of the work has been prepping the area next to the existing hospital entrance. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:30:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 21211 at http://wrvo.org Upstate Cancer Center construction under way