Cancer Care

| Posted On Feb 01, 2016 | By:

Moving You to Better Health with Healthy-Steps

We are pleased to announce that Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates is offering a free Healthy-Steps exercise class for adults with cancer and other chronic diseases. Healthy-Steps is a group therapeutic exercise and movement program done to music.

Some of the health and wellness benefits for participants include:

  • Helps improve range of motion
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves balance
  • Prevents swelling and lymphedema
  • Improves emotional well-being
  • Promotes positive self-image

This one hour class will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month at our Kenmore practice,

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| Posted On Apr 30, 2015 | By:

Survivorship…The Journey

The Department of Hematology and Oncology of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Kenmore and the Atrius Health Foundation are pleased to offer a three-part series called Survivorship … The Journey.

These classes were created for those currently in cancer treatment, those soon to complete treatment or those who have completed their treatment. This interactive educational series will explore mind-body techniques for coping, as well as guidelines for exercise and nutrition for cancer survivors.

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| Posted On Jun 25, 2014 | By:

The Oncology Department at Kenmore Gets a Modern, New Space

The Harvard Vanguard Oncology Department has always provided superb hematologic and oncologic care for patients faced with what is often the greatest health challenge of their lives. The department now has a new facility that matches the quality of care it has always provided.

Planning for the new space, located in our Kenmore practice, began in 2011 and involved a great deal of direct patient input. 

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| Posted On Oct 23, 2013 | By:

Breast Cancer Awareness: Taking Care of Yourself

October is breast cancer awareness month, a time when many women and men come together – on fundraising walks or by simply wearing a pink ribbon on a lapel – to rally and fight for a cure for breast cancer.

Whatever you choose to do publicly, this month is also a good time to take a private moment for yourself and answer the question, “What can I do to reduce my risk?”  If you’re not quite sure how to answer that question,

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| Posted On Jul 18, 2013 | By:

Does Grilling Cause Cancer?

Summer grilling season is in full swing!  I love to use my grill all summer, and rarely turn on the oven from May until September.  I love that it makes mealtime cooking and clean up so much easier, and I think most of us prefer the flavor of some healthier foods like fish and vegetables when they are grilled.  So imagine my dismay when I heard there is an increased risk of cancer from some types of grilled food.

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| Posted On Oct 12, 2012 | By:

You’re Not Alone: Breast Cancer Support and Resources

The month of October and the color pink are closely associated with breast cancer awareness month.  According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the US during 2016; about 2,600 new cases are expected in men.  Excluding can­cers of the skin, breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women.

Mammograms are one of the most important tools clinicians have to help them evaluate the breast.  

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| Posted On May 23, 2012 | By:

Our 2nd annual National Cancer Survivors Day

The Hematology/Oncology department at Harvard Vanguard is again celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day at our Kenmore practice.  Please join us on Monday, June 4, 2012 from 2:30 to 4:30pm in the Atrium lobby at Kenmore to celebrate everyone who has had cancer, has cancer now, or has been touched by cancer in a loved one. There will be opportunities to learn more about how to get and stay healthy and how to cope with having cancer as a part of one’s life.

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| Posted On Oct 20, 2011 | By:

Breast Cancer Support and Resources

October is widely known as breast cancer awareness month, a focal moment to increase women’s awareness that they should have a clinical breast exam and mammogram every 1-2 years depending on their age and family history. 

It is also a time to focus on those who have breast cancer, celebrating survivors, remembering those we have lost, and supporting those living with breast cancer.  A diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming,

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| Posted On May 19, 2011 | By:

National Cancer Survivorship Day on June 2nd

According to the National Cancer Institute, there are approximately 11.4 million people in the United States who are cancer survivors. The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship broadly defines “survivor” as any person who has been diagnosed with cancer. This includes people who have completed their therapy as well as those who are receiving ongoing treatment or those who have metastatic disease. For people who have completed their treatment,

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