Kindergarten Teacher Embraces Life
Read about a local kindergarten teacher’s Emerson Experience and positive outlook after a breast cancer diagnosis at age 32.
How A Simple Screening Saved Paul’s Life
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Melanoma cases are on the rise
Though it represents less than 5 percent of all skin cancers diagnosed, melanoma results in approximately 71 percent of skin cancer deaths. Read how, after a melanoma diagnosis, a Littleton resident takes a new approach to skin protection.