Northern Westchester Hospital Blog


The Pathologist: The Expert Behind the Scenes

Posted on April 20th, 2015 by

The Pathologist: The Expert Behind the Scenes By Dr. Thomas Higgins When patients are being treated for cancer, they may not realize that there is a specialist who plays an incredibly vital role in their care. One whom they will never meet — a pathologist like myself — who will provide a firm diagnosis, analyze the type of […]

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Dr. Forcade on a Promising Treatment to Help Patients Battling Metastatic Liver Cancer

Posted on August 25th, 2014 by

When There is No Cancer Cure, There Can be ‘Cancer Control’ Some radical cancer therapies are being replaced in favor of treatments that honor a person’s wish for quality of life over prolongation of poor life. One example is an interventional radiology treatment at Northern Westchester Hospital using trans arterial radioembolization, or TARE.  TARE shows […]

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Northern Westchester Hospital Colorectal Cancer Surgeon Stresses Importance of Colonoscopy

Posted on March 21st, 2014 by

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 cancer, yet fewer than half of eligible Americans get a colonoscopy. It’s a statistic that […]

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New York Gamma Knife Surgeon on Brain Tumors

Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by

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 is a great deal of awareness around Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer, what most people […]

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New York Robotic Surgeon on Colonoscopy

Posted on November 1st, 2013 by

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 cure this otherwise fatal disease. Colonoscopy is the optimal way to facilitate this. Despite its […]

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