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:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have many moles are at increased risk for melanoma skin cancer, but people with fewer moles may be more likely to develop a more aggressive form of the disease, a new study suggests.

    Melanoma is the deadliest type of skin cancer.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skin cancer remains the most common cancer for Americans, and invasive biopsies for lesions that could be dangerous melanomas have long been routine.

    Now, researchers say they've developed a non-invasive test that can spot melanoma skin cancer wit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Just one or two drinks a day can increase the risk of certain cancers, researchers report.

    A new study of 136,000 adults found light to moderate drinking was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in women ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who've received organ transplants may face an increased risk for the deadly skin cancer melanoma, a new study suggests.

    The researchers said the increased risk may stem from the immune system-suppressing drugs tha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer might benefit from a broader genetic test that includes more than 20 genes that have been found to increase cancer risk, a new study suggests.

    Genetic tests have tended to focus solely...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some women with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer might benefit from a broader genetic test that includes more than 20 genes that have been found to increase cancer risk, a new study suggests.

    Genetic tests have tended to focus solely...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer has a reputation as a swift killer that's often detected at a late stage, but a new study suggests that up to one-third of the women who are handed the grim diagnosis survive at least 10 years.

    "We think that this is good informati...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer has a reputation as a swift killer that's often detected at a late stage, but a new study suggests that up to one-third of the women who are handed the grim diagnosis survive at least 10 years.

    "We think that this is good informati...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A major genetic factor that prevents moles from turning into deadly melanoma skin cancer has been pinpointed by researchers.

    It's long been known that a mutation in the BRAF gene causes moles to start growing, but it wasn't understood why they stop...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A major genetic factor that prevents moles from turning into deadly melanoma skin cancer has been pinpointed by researchers.

    It's long been known that a mutation in the BRAF gene causes moles to start growing, but it wasn't understood why they stop...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that birth control pills may also help shield women from uterine cancer.

    Taking birth control pills, even for just a few years, offers significant long-term protection against uterine cancer, also known as endometrial cancer, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that birth control pills may also help shield women from uterine cancer.

    Taking birth control pills, even for just a few years, offers significant long-term protection against uterine cancer, also known as endometrial cancer, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy delivered directly into the abdomen significantly improves survival among women with advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.

    However, fewer than half of U.S. patients who could benefit from this treatment -- called intraperitoneal ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy delivered directly into the abdomen significantly improves survival among women with advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds.

    However, fewer than half of U.S. patients who could benefit from this treatment -- called intraperitoneal ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery:

    MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report that they have developed a urine test that may detect pancreatic cancer at an early stage.

    Usually, symptoms of this deadly disease do not appear until it is at an advanced stage and has spread, and little can be done to save the ...Full Article