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Government Shutdown Won't Stop Our Cancer Fight

Government Shutdown Won't Stop Our Cancer Fight

Though our national government may temporarily shutdown, the American Cancer Society’s 24/7 fight for a world with more birthdays will continue on

Amherst, NY (April 8, 2011) - There’s a very real possibility, when the government shuts down, that cancer patients with burning questions or smokers who want to quit may find no one at the other end of government-funded hotlines. But help, answers, and most of all hope, are available now and will continue to be available through the American Cancer Society.

“Patient navigation is the way the American Cancer Society is best equipped to improve quality of life for cancer patients,” said Kristina Thomson, interim senior vice president, cancer control, American Cancer Society of New York and New Jersey.

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Women's Wellness Program on Uterine Health

Catholic Health Sponsors Free Women's Wellness Program on Uterine Health

Women of all ages experience painful uterine conditions, such as fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse, abdominal pain, and irregular bleeding. In fact, hysterectomy – the surgical removal of the uterus – is the second most common surgery for women in theU.S.

To provide area women with important health information, Catholic Health is sponsoring a free Women’s Wellness program on common gynecologic and uterine conditions, entitled “Endometriosis, Fibroids & Other Common Conditions: A Women’s Guide to Uterine Health,” on Wednesday, April 13 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Roswell Park Surgeon Earns U.S. Army Grant to Study Lung Cancer

Roswell Park Surgeon Earns U.S. Army Grant to Study Lung Cancer

Buffalo, NY -- Saikrishna Yendamuri, MD, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Surgical Oncology and Thoracic Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded a $555,103 grant from the U.S. Army to develop a way to help predict which lung-cancer patients are more likely to have their cancer recur after surgery.

Up to 35-percent of lung cancer patients who have a tumor removed see cancer return after surgery. If successful in his research, Dr. Yendamuri hopes to improve the process in predicting whether a tumor will return or not.

 

Sisters Hospital Performs First "Lap Band" Surgery

Buffalo, NY -- Sisters of Charity Hospital successfully completed its first lap band procedure and was the first in Western New York. The procedure was performed by Dang Tuan Pham, MD, a surgeon.

The lap band is placed in a patient through a single 20mm incision in the belly button and leaves no visible scar.

“We are thrilled to be at the forefront of a new kind of surgery that continues to transform the minimally invasive arena, resulting in even better experiences for patients,” Peter U. Bergmann, President & CEO said. “At Sisters Hospital patient care is our highest priority. Procedures including SILS are instrumental in helping us fulfill our goal of offering patients the latest advancements in medicine.”

Sisters of Charity Hospital has been named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

5th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair to Take Over Niagara Square

5th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair to Take Over Niagara Square

Budget's Done. What's Next for New York in the Fight Against Cancer?

Budget's Done. What's Next for New York in the Fight Against Cancer?

Focus on Health Insurance Exchange, Indoor Tanning, Tobacco

Amherst, NY (April 6, 2011) – Now that the 2011-2012 New York State budget is history, you may be wondering, what’s next in the fight against cancer? 

The remainder of the legislative session will focus on policy-related, non-budgetary issues.  For the American Cancer Society (ACS), that means advocating for implementation of the Affordable Care Act in New York, a law to ban indoor tanning for minors, and other proposals designed to reduce the burden of cancer.

“Our legislative agenda supports a range of measures that, if enacted, will make a real difference in the fight against cancer,” said Russell Sciandra, New York State Director of Advocacy, American Cancer Society of NY & NJ.

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open Saturday, May 7

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Open Saturday, May 7

?Several new vendors, talented local entertainers and an Electronic Benefit Transfer system will greet visitors to the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market during the 2011 season. Already one of Western New York’s favorite annual traditions, the market opens for business on Saturday, May 7. Hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, rain or shine. 

The market features more than 30 vendors — including several with new product offerings — selling fruits, vegetables, baked goods, organics, fresh meat, cut flowers, wine, eggs, dairy, honey, cheese and much more in an open-air setting.