Category Archives: Cancer Treatment & Wellness Center

Northern Westchester Hospital Colorectal Cancer Surgeon Stresses Importance of Colonoscopy

Turning 50? It’s Time for a Colonoscopy. By Dr. Jerald D. Wishner, FACS, FASCRS, Co-Director, Institute for Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery and Medical Director, Colorectal Surgery Program at Northern Westchester Hospital One of the most common killers is colon … Continue reading

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New York Gamma Knife Surgeon on Brain Tumors

From the Body to the Brain: Treating Metastatic Brain Tumors By Alain C.J. de Lotbinière MD, CM, FRCSC, FACS, Medical Director of the Gamma Knife Center at Northern Westchester Hospital Most brain tumors begin elsewhere in the body. Although there … Continue reading

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New York Robotic Surgeon on Colonoscopy

Preventing a Precancerous Polyp from Becoming Colon Cancer 150,000 new cases of colon & rectal cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. Screening to identify early stage tumors or precancerous polyps is critical to optimize the chance to … Continue reading

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New York Nurse Practitioner Discusses Comprehensive Cancer Care

Mind, Body & Soul: Truly Comprehensive Cancer Care by Marilyn Leroy-Sterling, NP, Care Coordinator,  Health and Wellness Program, Northern Westchester Hospital A diagnosis of cancer is a staggering blow. Although the treatments for patients with cancer are always improving, the emotional and physical … Continue reading

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Northern Westchester Hospital Chief of Dermatology Offers Advice Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Reduce Exposure to Risky Rays by Ross Levy, MD, Chief, Dermatology, Northern Westchester Hospital As the days lengthen and the temperature climbs, you can’t help but head outdoors for fun in the sun. Before you grab your beach towel, you … Continue reading

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Dr. Jonathan Goldberg Describes 2 New York Clinical Trials for Follicular NHL

Follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (follicular NHL) is the most common of the indolent (slow growing) non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas, and the second most common form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas overall. Low-grade follicular NHL is a slow growing but thus far incurable disease that patients … Continue reading

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Northern Westchester Hospital’s Clinical Trials Program Examines the Role of Nutrition in Prostate Cancer Progression

Finally, a Study on the Effects of Diet on the Progression of Prostate Cancer by Dr. Josh Fink It would be a huge step forward if, one day, Doctors could tell a man that what he eats directly impacts the … Continue reading

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New York Women’s Health Doctor Offers 3 Things Women Need to Know About Breast Density

A Clear Picture: What women need to know about breast density by Dr. Bonnie Litvack Once a woman turns 40, the American Cancer Society and most recognized medical authorities recommend she start getting yearly mammograms. But mammograms aren’t uniformly sensitive … Continue reading

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NY Robotic Surgeon Explains Minimally Invasive Surgery with the da Vinci® Robot

Robot-assisted Surgery Got its Start on the Battlefield by Dr. Warren Bromberg The original destination for guided robotic surgery was the battlefield: The hope was that expert surgeons could operate on injured soldiers remotely. While these plans have yet to … Continue reading

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Registered Dietician Advises on a Diet for Prostate Health

Nutrition for a Healthy Prostate by Mary Gocke, RD, CDN Many factors including age, race, and genetics, influence a man’s risk for developing prostate cancer. Leading a sedentary lifestyle, eating a diet high in red meats and dairy products and … Continue reading

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