Cancer Care

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.

Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital – Bethke Names New Medical Director


Cancer Center reaches a milestone and evolves


Twenty years after Emerson established a cancer center, the program continues to evolve. During an era characterized by increasingly precise treatment, including new approaches to radiation oncology and the arrival of targeted therapies and immunotherapy, the Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital – Bethke has grown in size and sophistication.

The doctor is in: Advances in bladder cancer treatment and prevention


Surgical specialties combine expertise with new technology


The number of surgical specialties offered at Emerson continues to grow. Here are four examples of how our patients continue to benefit from the available combination of advanced technology and the expertise of our physicians.

Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital Annual Meeting Featured Dr. Jon DuBois, Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital - Bethke


When healing is a challenge the Emerson Center for Advanced Wound Care has the expertise


We expect our bodies to heal, because they usually do. When they don’t heal success­fully, the Emerson Center for Advanced Wound Care offers a range of treatments, from the most basic to the most high-tech.

The doctor is in: Skin cancer and tanning dangers for teens and young adults


Ira Skolnik, MD, PhD, dermatologist, shares insights on young women, tanning and the health risk associated with tanning booths.

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