Cancer Care

How A Simple Screening Saved Paul’s Life

11/13/2019

A simple lung screening saved Paul Carter’s life. Four years ago, when Paul was 61, Dr. James Cohen, his primary care physician at Westford Internal Medicine, recommended he receive an annual LDCT (Low Dose CT) test – a lung CT scan that takes a detailed picture of the lungs to detect cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage. Paul was a smoker for 45 years but he had no symptoms of lung cancer or other diseases.
 

Back to Good Health After a Serious Cancer Diagnosis

7/2/2019

Access to world-class physicians through the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital – Bethke allowed a Leominster resident to join a clinical trial and employ a novel therapy to overcoming cancer.

Dr. Robin Schoenthaler, Radiation Oncologist, Honored as 2018 Physician Quality Champion

11/1/2018

At Emerson Hospital’s annual Physician Recognition Dinner held recently, Robin Schoenthaler, MD, received the 2018 Physician Quality Champion Award. A radiation oncologist at Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital-Bethke since 1997, Dr. Schoenthaler has dedicated her career to improving the lives of her patients who have cancer. 

Emerson is a destination for the most complex kidney surgery

7/24/2018

After learning that he had cancer in both his kidneys, Michael turned to the high level of expertise at Emerson Urology Associates to perform the complex procedure to remove the tumors.

Low-dose CT scan leads to early detection of lung cancer

7/11/2018

Taking the advice of her primary care physician, a Westford resident underwent a low-dose CT scan, which led to minimally invasive surgery to remove a small tumor.

Mass General Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Dr. Narayanasami Joins Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital

6/29/2018

Medical oncologist and hematologist Uma Narayanasami, MD, recently joined the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital-Bethke and is accepting new patients.

Westford couple benefits from advanced cancer treatments

5/29/2018

It’s difficult to watch a loved one be diagnosed with cancer. Don and Carol Gerard know what that is like. Each of them has endured cancer during the past few years, and they are grateful to have benefited from treatment advances that were not available a decade ago.

Paxman scalp cooling system helps cancer patients reduce hair loss

5/28/2018

Patients receiving chemotherapy at our Naka Infusion Center have a new opportunity to reduce the amount of hair loss that is common during treatment. Emerson is pleased to offer the Paxman scalp cooling system, which works by lowering the temperature of the scalp immediately before, during and after chemotherapy. 

Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer on June 9 To Help Neighbors Living With Cancer

4/6/2018

Registration is now open for this year’s Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer. The popular event brings together runners, walkers, and families from all of the surrounding towns to support cancer patients who are treated at the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital — Bethke. Run~Walk will take place rain or shine at The Thoreau Center, 275 Forest Ridge Road in Concord on Saturday morning, June 9.

Melanoma cases are on the rise

8/1/2017

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