All Posts in Category: Cancer

PT programs help manage lymphedema 

Patients with cancer and others often need physical therapy to control limb swelling Patients with lymphedema are finding more care options in the physical therapy programs at Schuyler Hospital and Cayuga Medical Center. Patients with cancer can develop this condition, but it also can affect patients with diabetes, infections, vascular conditions, injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, and genetic […]

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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ovarian Cancer:

  • One of the most difficult cancers to detect.
  • By the time symptoms appear, ovarian cancer is often in an advanced stage and most patients usually do not live long after diagnosis.
  • Fifth leading cause of cancer death in women 
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Interview with an Oncology Nurse Navigator

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Shining a Light – On Elizabeth Personius

It was November 2014 and Elizabeth Personius, 58, had just received the shock of her life: a diagnosis of lung cancer. On the verge of surgery and the journey of care that would treat her illness, Elizabeth and her husband, Ed, attended “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer,”  a new education and support program offered at the Cayuga Cancer Center. Now a year later, with a clean MRI of her lungs and no sign of cancer, Elizabeth was the guest speaker at the annual shine-a-light event. This is her story.

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