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October 6, 1997 | By Marie McCullough, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Not many years ago, physicians believed cutting off a woman's breast was the best way to save her from cancer, even if only a tiny lump of breast tissue was diseased. That approach fell into disfavor after rigorous studies proved that breast-conserving lumpectomy, followed by radiation, is as effective as mastectomy for women with early-stage cancer. Now surgeons are hoping to become even more discriminating with their scalpels: They want to spare not only the breast, but lymph nodes as well.
SPORTS
January 6, 2001 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Isadore Brodsky walked into his office yesterday at Hahnemann University Hospital to greet his old friend and patient, Roger Neilson. "He told me in no uncertain terms: 'Don't pull any punches with me doc, tell me the truth,' " Brodsky said last night. So Brodsky, chief of hematology oncology at Hahnemann, told Neilson the awful truth. While his bone-marrow cancer was still in remission, he now faced an even more deadly disease - skin cancer had spread to his lymph nodes.
SPORTS
November 15, 2001 | By Phil Sheridan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's Dallas week, in case you hadn't noticed. The Eagles made every effort to treat Sunday's game against the Cowboys as another installment in their most storied rivalry. It was a challenge. "I always go back to what I was told when I took this job," coach Andy Reid said. "As long as you beat Dallas twice a year, you're OK. You'll be employed. That's how the locker room feels, too. This is a rivalry, and you enjoy those. " Quarterback Donovan McNabb talked about how good the Cowboys' defense is. He mentioned the playmaking abilities of linebacker Dexter Coakley.
SPORTS
October 10, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Although Darryl Strawberry's doctors found evidence of malignancy in one of his lymph nodes after colon cancer surgery, oncology experts said yesterday the New York Yankees slugger's chances of survival were better than good. "I would say the odds are still very much in his favor," said Dr. Keith Lillemoe, oncology surgeon at Johns Hopkins Colon Cancer Center. American Cancer Society statistics show that 65 percent of black men with Strawberry's type of cancer are still alive five years after being diagnosed.
NEWS
January 25, 1986 | By Meredith M. Henry, Special to the Inquirer
Sixteen cases of chancroid, a rare and contagious sexually transmitted disease, have been reported in Southeastern Pennsylvania since November, according to the state Department of Health. Denise Johnson, assistant program director in the division of sexually transmitted diseases, said yesterday that the cases had been limited to Chester and Berks Counties. "It's considered an outbreak because we just don't see much chancroid around," Johnson said. She said that in 1983 a total of 847 cases were reported in the United States, with most of them in New York, Georgia, Florida and California.
NEWS
February 17, 2005 | By Steve Goldstein INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Six weeks after becoming chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, Pennsylvania Republican Arlen Specter announced yesterday that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the lymph system. Specter, 75, said he planned to continue all his Senate duties as he received twice-monthly chemotherapy treatments over the next six to eight months. The survival rate for the form of Hodgkin's that Specter has is 60 percent to 70 percent, doctors said. "I have beaten a brain tumor, bypass heart surgery, and many tough political opponents, and I'm going to beat this, too," Specter said in a statement released by his office.
NEWS
August 13, 2009 | By Marie McCullough INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Women treated for breast cancer are warned to avoid heavy lifting - including groceries, babies, and hefty handbags - for fear they'll develop chronic arm swelling. A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers shatters this guidance. By lifting weights twice a week for a year, breast-cancer survivors with the swelling had fewer debilitating symptoms and flare-ups, even as they grew stronger. In fact, some of the 70 iron-pumpers completely controlled the unsightly, incurable fluid buildup called lymphedema.
SPORTS
August 23, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Baseball players rejected the owners' offer to give service time to all but about 20 players, and the sides recessed talks until next week. Union head Donald Fehr and management negotiator Randy Levine held a short meeting yesterday morning, and Fehr went to Boston to continue his series of player briefings. Talks probably will resume Monday. The union has said it won't accept a deal unless it includes full credit for the 75 regular-season days wiped out by the 1994-95 strike.
NEWS
August 15, 1991 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
A few months ago, Bung the orangutan began losing weight. Veterinarians at the Philadelphia Zoo had kept a close watch over Bung, known for his addiction to the TV show "Wheel of Fortune," since 1986 when he developed diabetes and began receiving daily insulin shots. X-rays, ultra-sound and aspiration of cells from an abdominal lymph node with a hollow needle failed to reveal the source of the problem, but exploratory surgery Tuesday determined Bung had inoperable colon cancer, zoo officials said yesterday.
NEWS
July 15, 2013 | Art Carey, For The Inquirer
In late June, Muffy McCabe won the women's golf tournament at the Philadelphia Country Club. There was a certain inevitability about it, truthfully, and it shouldn't come as a big surprise. Her relatives have been members of the club for three generations. McCabe began playing golf when she was 6. When she was at Shipley School, she played in the third position on the boys' varsity (there was no girls' team). As an adult, in her mid-30s, she played golf every day and excelled in interclub contests.
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NEWS
March 22, 2015 | By Dr. Lucy E. Hornstein, For The Inquirer
Ho-hum, I thought. Another patient with a swollen lymph node in her neck. I see these day in and day out, and they are seldom of concern. Most people worry it's a sign of cancer. That's possible. But malignant nodes are usually stony hard, fixed to the skin or underlying structures, and generally not painful. Lymph nodes mainly act as filtering stations for the immune system to protect us from microbial invaders, so the ones in the neck usually enlarge and get sore during upper respiratory infections.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 30, 2014 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
Debra Copit, Generosa Grana, and Marisa Weiss have much in common: all mothers, all Main Line residents, all doctors - all breast cancer specialists. And they all have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Their similar stories are both coincidence and cautionary tale - illustrations of breast cancer's indiscriminate nature but also its complexity, storming into the lives of patients with individual and unique markers. Yet at least in one way, cancer has imparted a shared lesson to these women, all of whom are now in excellent health: Getting a diagnosis will change your life.
NEWS
July 15, 2013 | Art Carey, For The Inquirer
In late June, Muffy McCabe won the women's golf tournament at the Philadelphia Country Club. There was a certain inevitability about it, truthfully, and it shouldn't come as a big surprise. Her relatives have been members of the club for three generations. McCabe began playing golf when she was 6. When she was at Shipley School, she played in the third position on the boys' varsity (there was no girls' team). As an adult, in her mid-30s, she played golf every day and excelled in interclub contests.
NEWS
January 13, 2013 | By Kathleen Tinney, Inquirer Staff Writer
Richard J. Young was not, as it turned out, unstoppable. But for most of his 52 years, he certainly seemed to be. Persevering through two bouts of Hodgkin disease as a teenager, he pursued his education until he had a master's and worked his way into a top administrative post in the New Jersey court system. Evenings and weekends found him on Moorestown's athletic fields, mobbed by children. In fall, he coached soccer; in winter, street hockey; in spring, soccer again; then baseball and roller hockey.
NEWS
May 8, 2012 | Art Carey
Edward Williamson was no sun worshipper. In fact, most of his life he diligently avoided it. "I never saw my father with his shirt off," recalls his daughter Tara Coates. "He didn't enjoy being out in the sun and on the beach. " Adds his son Greg: "He worked indoors all life; his skin was the color of milk. " The one thing that drew him outdoors was golf, a favorite pastime. He wore a hat and covered his arms. The only part of his body that was exposed was the small area of his neck where his golf shirt parted to form a V. And it was there in 2005, when Williamson was 59, that his wife, Adell, noticed a suspicious-looking flat brown patch.
SPORTS
September 28, 2011 | BY KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
WE GET the thrill of victory and all that, but yo, Peyton Manning, at what cost? Manning, set to miss his first NFL season as the Colts' quarterback after his third neck surgery, isn't even considering calling it quits, despite the great lengths surgeons reportedly have taken. Terms like "stem cell research," "spinal fusion" and "bone graft harvesting" are all we need to know that this injury is legit and career-threatening. But we aren't the only ones who see the signs.
SPORTS
August 18, 2011 | BY LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
FINALLY, answers. Jeremy Maclin can work out on his own when he rejoins the Eagles this weekend, and barring setbacks, should be practicing within 7-to-10 days, Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said last night. Burkholder said he feels "pretty safe" in saying Maclin, 23, the Eagles' most consistent wideout, should be ready for the Sept. 11 season opener in St. Louis. "That's our goal," he said. The exact nature of the viral problem that led to unsatisfactory blood tests results until just recently still isn't clear, Burkholder said.
SPORTS
August 18, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Doctors say Jeremy Maclin does not have a life-threatening illness, and the Eagles believe they can have their rising wide receiver on the field when the season opens Sept. 11, the team said Wednesday. Maclin, who began suffering from weight loss, low energy, a loss of appetite, night sweats, and other symptoms in February, is feeling well and will begin running and lifting weights with the team Friday or Saturday in Philadelphia, Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder said. If all goes well, Maclin could return to practice in seven to 10 days, Burkholder said on a conference call from Pittsburgh, where the Eagles play a preseason game Thursday night.
NEWS
August 17, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Doctors say Jeremy Maclin does not have a life-threatening illness, and the Eagles believe they can have their rising wide receiver on the field when the season opens Sept. 11, the team said Wednesday. Maclin, who began suffering from weight loss, low energy, a loss of appetite, night sweats, and other symptoms in February, is feeling well and will begin running and lifting weights with the team Friday or Saturday in Philadelphia, Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder said. If all goes well, Maclin could return to practice in seven to 10 days, Burkholder said on a conference call from Pittsburgh, where the Eagles play a preseason game Thursday night.
NEWS
August 13, 2009 | By Marie McCullough INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Women treated for breast cancer are warned to avoid heavy lifting - including groceries, babies, and hefty handbags - for fear they'll develop chronic arm swelling. A new study led by University of Pennsylvania researchers shatters this guidance. By lifting weights twice a week for a year, breast-cancer survivors with the swelling had fewer debilitating symptoms and flare-ups, even as they grew stronger. In fact, some of the 70 iron-pumpers completely controlled the unsightly, incurable fluid buildup called lymphedema.
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