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 Oncology:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed -- after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 -- because she is a carrier of BRCA, a genetic mutation that greatly increases the risk

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

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer surgeries have advanced so that surgeons can often remove the tumor while safely conserving the breast, in what's known as lumpectomy.

    But a new study shows that even though this breast-conserving surgery has a high success rate, ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer patients with less income and education are more likely to die within 30 days of cancer surgery than those with more education and money, a new study finds.

    The type of hospital where the surgery occurs also...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that boosts the immune system's cancer-fighting potential is showing early promise for some patients with advanced lung cancer.

    The drug, marketed as Keytruda, was recently approved in the United States for t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    SATURDAY, March 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental vaccine and a drug already on the market each may help slow down advanced ovarian cancer, two new studies suggest.

    In one, of just 31 patients, researchers found that adding the vaccine to standard treatment staved off a recurre...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and heavy drinking seem to increase the risk that patients with head and neck cancer will need a feeding tube for an extended time after treatment, new research suggests.

    The study included 104 patients with squamous cell cancer of the ...Full Article

  • Hank Schmidt, MD - New York, NY - Oncologic Surgery
    Hank Schmidt, MD has posted a blog entry:
    Folate is a B vitamin required by the body for multiple normal functions. Along with other B vitamins such as B6 and B12, folate is important in su...Full Post
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A family history of prostate cancer may be tied to a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests.

    Women whose father, brother or son have had prostate cancer may have a 14 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer, said Jennifer Beeb...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Opdivo (nivolumab) has been expanded to include advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the agency said Wednesday in a news release.

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the Unit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. recommendations against the PSA test for prostate cancer might have prompted a small but measurable increase in the number of higher-risk cases diagnosed recently, according to a new study.

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a wait-and-watch approach for prostate cancer isn't being used often enough, and that more men are being treated than may be necessary.

    Additionally, the researchers expressed concern about the numbers of men being tr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports.

    Cancer is still a leading cause of death in the United State...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may be killing more people than even current estimates indicate, a new study suggests.

    According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 480,000 Americans die of smoking-related causes each year, but that figure may be closer to 540,000, re...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the leading cancer killer of women in developed countries, reflecting changing smoking patterns among females worldwide, a new report shows.

    Legions of women began smoking four decades ago, and the dire...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate biopsies that combine MRI technology with ultrasound appear to give men better information regarding the seriousness of their cancer, a new study suggests.

    The new technology -- which uses MRI scans to help doctors biopsy very specific p...Full Article