Dr. Hank Schmidt, MD

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  • The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heeding warnings about increased cancer risks, a growing number of American adults are saying no to indoor tanning, a new government analysis suggests.

    The percentage of adults who frequented indoor tanning salons dropped from 5.5 percent in 20...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A wide majority of U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer are being treated for the disease even though "active surveillance" is an option, a new report finds.

    Active surveillance -- or watchful waiting -- is the careful monitoring of prostate c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered a protein that pancreatic tumors consistently shed into the blood, making a potentially significant advance toward a blood test that could catch the deadly cancer early.

    Experts were cautiously optimistic about the f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgical Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of women with early stage breast cancer who choose to have the breast-conserving surgery known as lumpectomy has risen slowly in recent years, new research shows.

    In 1998, slightly more than 54 percent of eligible women chose the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgical Oncology:

    TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The doctor performing your colonoscopy makes a difference in whether you'll develop colon cancer or die from it, a new study finds.

    Colonoscopy saves lives, and "high quality" colonoscopies save even more, the study authors said. High quality mea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular):

    THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain patients with lung cancer that's spread throughout the chest could live longer by undergoing surgery to remove diseased lung tissue, instead of receiving only chemotherapy and radiation, new research suggests.

    The study was based on a re...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Transplant Surgery:

    FRIDAY, June 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Livers from donors who suffered cardiac death can be safely and effectively transplanted into patients dying of liver cancer, a new study suggests.

    A liver transplant can cure many liver cancer patients, but many die waiting for a liver because mos...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Physical activity may reduce a woman's risk of lung or breast cancer, a pair of new studies suggest.

    Women seem less likely to either develop or die from lung cancer if they engage in physical activity, and the benefits increase the more a woman s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer is genetically different in older and younger patients, and young adults may require different treatments, a new study suggests.

    While the overall rate of colon cancer in the United States is falling, the rate is rising among younger ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients with an unhealthy, high-fat diet have a significantly higher risk of death from the disease, a new study suggests.

    "There is currently very little evidence to counsel men living with prostate canc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Another study finds that a new immune system-focused drug, called nivolumab, may help treat a common form of lung cancer.

    On Saturday, a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The life expectancies of people with advanced melanoma may be doubled or even quadrupled, thanks to a new drug that harnesses the power of patients' immune systems to fight their cancer, researchers reported Sunday.

    The drug, nivolumab (Opdivo), sl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Not all melanoma patients may need surgery to remove lymph nodes surrounding their tumor, a new clinical trial has found.

    Cancer doctors usually remove all lymph nodes located near a melanoma tumor -- the deadliest type of skin cancer -- if they ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug appears to harness a person's immune system to fight the most common form of lung cancer, according to new clinical trial findings.

    The drug, nivolumab, reduced patients' risk of death from non-small cell lung cancer by 27 percent compar...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy for prostate cancer may be less effective for overweight and obese men than for men of normal weight, a new study suggests.

    Higher rates of prostate cancer relapse, prostate cancer death, and death from other causes were seen for ...Full Article