Welcome to Penn State Hershey Surgical Oncology
The surgeons in the Division of Surgical Oncology provide expert care for patients with benign and malignant tumors and other conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, intestines), liver, pancreas, biliary tract, endocrine organs (breasts, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, and adrenals), skin (melanoma), soft tissues (sarcoma), as well as metastatic lung disease.
All of our surgeons have received advanced training in cancer surgery and are affiliated with the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. Care of patients with cancer is done in a multi-disciplinary fashion with close communication and cooperation with expert colleagues in other disciplines to facilitate complete cancer care.
New SoundHealth Podcast Features Dr. Niraj Gusani
As part of National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Niraj Gusani, who heads the Program for Liver, Pancreas and Foregut Tumors at the Cancer Institute, recently participated in a SoundHealth podcast to discuss pancreatic cancer—one of the most dreaded cancer diagnoses. It often proves deadly because it's typically aggressive, yet causes few or no symptoms until the late stages. As with many forms of cancer, there is hope for a cure when it's caught early–and many promising treatments for those with pancreatic cancer in any stage. Listen to the full podcast here.
Liver Cancer: A Matter of Facts on abc27
Liver cancer specialists from Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute were featured on abc27's Liver Cancer: A Matter of Facts, along with survivors who shared their journey. About 75,000 men and women will face a diagnosis of liver cancer in the United States this year. When detected early, there is greater chance of successful treatment. Watch the show now to learn more about risk factors, diagnosis, the latest treatments and prevention. If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please call 717-531-8623.
Advanced Surgical Treatment of Liver, Pancreas, and Foregut Tumors - Meet the Newest Member of our Team
Amanda Cooper, M.D., joined our team of experienced surgical oncologists as assistant professor of surgery, Division of General Surgery Specialties and Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery. Dr. Cooper, a board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon, works with the multidisciplinary team at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute to diagnose and surgically treat patients with gastroenterology (GI) tract, abdominal, and retroperitoneal malignancies. She comes to Penn State Hershey from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.
The Program for Liver, Pancreas, and Foregut Tumors at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute provides advanced expertise in the diagnosis and management of malignancies utilizing the latest and most effective treatment options to help prolong survival and improve quality of life. Click here to learn more about our team and program.
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- The Medical Minute: How to know whether ice or heat will ease the pain To ice or not to ice -- that is the question. Or maybe the real issue is to heat or not to heat? Either way, whether you’re dealing with a one-time injury or chronic aches and pains, a few simple guidelines will help you know whether it’s best to bag some ice or get the trusty heating pad. Dr. Scott Lynch, director of sports medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, says it’s all about blood flow. When you injure yourself, you should follow a prescription known as RICE – rest, ice, compression and elevation.More...
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