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Symptoms That Could Point to a Thyroid Problem

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January is Thyroid Awareness Month.

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What to Know for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

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Celebrated in January, Cervical Cancer Awareness Month is used to educate women on the importance of understanding the risks and signs of cervical cancer and the significance of regular screenings and check-ups with your doctor.

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HIV/AIDS-Related Cancers

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December is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month. This virus affects more than 38 million people worldwide and can lead to other serious health complications, including life-threatening cancers. Learn more about the HIV virus, how it can progress to AIDS, and the cancers associated with the illness with us in honor of those who live with these conditions and to better educate and protect yourself.

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The Effects of Early Prostate Cancer Treatment and Genetic Testing on Long Term Health

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Prostate cancer patients may see long term benefits during their cancer care if treated early or with genetic testing.

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What is Palliative Care?

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The goal of Palliative Care is to act as an extra layer of support, working alongside treatments to focus on improving the overall quality of life of the patient no matter what the goals of care are. In addition to improving quality of life and helping with symptoms, palliative care can help patients understand their choices for medical treatment.

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National Cancer Research Month

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May is National Cancer Research Month. The importance of cancer research is recognized throughout May with the contributions made by researchers, physician-assistants, survivors, and patients advocates.

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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year, but the disease is preventable with vaccination and appropriate screening.

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Dr Richard Zuniga Joins NYCBS

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New York Cancer & Blood Specialists (NYCBS) welcomes Dr. Richard Zuniga to its practice of physicians as a board certified hematologist-oncologist.

Dr. Zuniga has been practicing medicine for the past 11 years. He practiced as an Attending Physician and then became the Medical Director of Clinical Research at Lowell General Hospital. He has also practiced at New York Methodist Hospital, where he received the Attending Teaching Excellence Award in 2015.

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Cost of Cancer Care in Community vs Hospital Settings

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In a study reported in the Journal of Oncology Practice, Gordan et al found that costs of care for patients with breast, colorectal, and lung cancers were significantly higher at hospital-based vs community-based clinics, largely reflecting higher costs of chemotherapy and provider visits.

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Beyond Breast Cancer Awareness: The Cancer Patient’s Year-Round Reality

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No one is more committed to raising awareness of breast cancer every October than the New York Cancer and Blood Specialists team. As a community-based cancer care practice, we both talk the talk and walk the walk. Literally.

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