Millennials are now more at risk for colon cancer. But should they be screened for it?

Posted on March 23, 2017

By Brian Clark, MD Gastroenterology in Stoneham, Mass. In recent decades, more young people have developed colon and rectal cancers than before. The rate of colon cancer found in those ages 20-29 rose up to 2.4 percent per year from the mid-1980s through 2013, while the rate of rectal cancer among that age group rose […]

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How radiation therapy works, and how we’re making it better

Posted on January 25, 2017

By Phillip Gray, M.D. Hallmark Health Center for Radiation Oncology in Stoneham, Mass. I get many questions about radiation therapy from cancer patients and their families. How does it work? Is it safe? Why does it take so many treatments? And what are we doing to make the process easier? First off, it’s good to […]

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Birth control and cancer: Can oral contraceptives prevent ovarian cancer?

Posted on September 13, 2016

Does birth control reduce the risk of ovarian cancer? Dr. Muenzer discusses two major preventive methods — birth control & tubal reduction.

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How we are winning the fight against cervical cancer

Posted on August 16, 2016

By Matthias Muenzer, M.D. Medford & Melrose OB/GYN One of the reasons I decided to become an OB/GYN is because I like making complicated things simple. That’s important when treating complex conditions such as cervical cancer.  It’s important for women to understand where we started regarding treatment and prevention, where we are, and how they […]

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Why are breast cancer rates so high in Malden and Medford?

Posted on June 14, 2016

By Catherine Tucker, M.D., and Vicki MacLean, N.P. Medford and Stoneham – Surgical Oncology – Breast Surgery The Susan G. Komen Foundation looks at every state and the stages of breast cancer diagnosed within the states. What they found within the Massachusetts state breast cancer registry was frightening: Medford and Malden have extremely high rates of […]

Dr. Caragacianu appointed to Commission on Cancer

Posted on November 11, 2013

Diana Caragacianu, MD, a breast surgeon at Hallmark Health System, appointed as cancer liaison for Hallmark Health.

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