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Healing Begins Here – Pat’s Story

November 22nd, 2017

Pat is no stranger to facing adversity. From growing up in Staten Island to serving in the Vietnam War then working as a Homeland Security federal officer, he’s met plenty of dangerous situations head on. But cancer was a battle unlike any he’s ever faced. But because he put his faith in William R. Burfeind,


Genetic Counselors at St. Luke’s Help Patients Decipher Own Genetic Mysteries

November 17th, 2017

Social and regular media are filled with information about all the genetic tests available and the latest genes discovered by researchers. You can’t help but wonder whether you should be tested and what the results might mean. So where do you turn? Genetic counselors are the professionals who can help guide you. Wait, genetic what? St. Luke’s


St. Luke’s Offers DIEP Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

November 15th, 2017

Microsurgical Procedure Uses Fat from Abdomen (Like Tummy Tuck) to Rebuild Breast Bethlehem, PA – St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery now employs two fellowship-trained physicians who perform the highly sought after DIEP (deep inferior epigastric artery perforator) breast reconstruction. An advanced microsurgical technique, DIEP breast reconstruction rebuilds the breast lost to mastectomy by using tissue taken from


“The Girls” Night Out Highlights After-Cancer Reconstruction Options

November 10th, 2017

St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Sponsored Fundraiser St. Luke’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery hosted a fun-filled evening with live music and a wine tasting at the Allentown Brew Works, 812 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, on Oct. 26, National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. A fundraising event, “The Girls” Night Out raised over $6,000 for the St. Luke’s Cancer Center


Monroe County’s Newest Cancer Center Opens

November 8th, 2017

St. Luke’s Medical Office Building features award-winning cancer care, as well as specialty services. St. Luke’s new, $22 million Cancer Center and Medical Office Building expands the breadth of offerings at St. Luke’s Monroe Campus to include medical, surgical and gynecologic oncology, radiation therapy, infusion (chemotherapy), imaging, orthopedics and a sleep lab. The three-floor, 37,500-square-foot building is located at


Donors Fund NanoKnife for St. Luke’s Tumor Patients

November 1st, 2017

Thanks to generous donations, patients in the Lehigh Valley suffering from previously inoperable liver or pancreatic tumors now have a leading-edge treatment available to them at St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem. Donors have contributed $125,000 toward the purchase of a NanoKnife, a device used in a minimally invasive procedure that targets and kills hard-to-reach tumors


Healing Begins Here – Chrissie’s Story

October 20th, 2017

When Chrissie was told she had breast cancer, she thought “Okay, this is my time. I need a plan.” Through grace, grit and a purely positive outlook, Chrissie fought Stage 3 breast cancer head on. When Chrissie, 51, of Center Valley, heard the words “breast cancer” from her doctor, there was no time for sadness,


St. Luke’s Recognized as ‘Readers’ Choice’

October 4th, 2017

St. Luke’s University Health Network has again received top honors as part of the 14th Annual Morning Call Readers’ Choice awards. The Network has been identified as the region’s: Best Cancer Center Best Nursing Services Best Obstetrician (St. Luke’s Riverside Women’s Healthcare) Best Place to Have a Baby


St. Luke’s Cancer Doctors Published in Prestigious Medical Journals

July 3rd, 2017

Two oncologists from St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) have published peer-reviewed articles in prestigious medical journals, placing St. Luke’s melanoma research team among the top global expert-investigators in this important clinical area. “This work shows that not only is St. Luke’s committed to the highest levels of patient care and satisfaction, but we are also an institution