Healthy Living is a monthly special section published in all 18 Anton Community Newspapers focusing on a wide range of health topics and highlighting the extensive health services available in our area. A sampling of current stories appears here.
Winthrop-University Hospital is pleased to announce that it has established a formal clinical affiliation between its Institute for Cancer Care and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University. The partnership broadens the diagnostic, preventive, treatment and support opportunities for patients at both institutions, as the two world-class hospitals work together to offer the best possible care to their patients.
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer have a number of treatments to choose from, but it’s a daunting task to figure out the right mix of therapies for an individual patient. Trends among medical professionals have tipped the scales in favor of some treatments for younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer, but a new study by scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and North Shore-LIJ Health System have found that age doesn’t make a difference in the long-term therapeutic outcome.
With over 20,000 new cases and 15,000 deaths annually, ovarian cancer is the deadliest gynecologic cancer. Since there is no reliable screening test for this disease yet, a women’s best defense is to learn the risk factors and symptoms.
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