Cancer, Gastroenterology, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurosciences, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

Louisville man finds sophisticated and successful cancer care close to home

On the morning of March 12, 2019, I was still in a surgical gown and groggy after a colonoscopy when gastroenterologist William B. Evans, III, M.D., walked into the recovery room to deliver news I didn’t quite know what to do with. I still remember his words: “The good news is that I didn’t see…

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Cancer, Leukemia, Lymphoma

CAR-T cell therapy triggers the body’s own defenses to fight cancer

CAR-T cell therapy takes advantage of the body’s immune system to fight off cancer, much like it does already to kick the common cold and other types of illness. Our bodies don’t always fight off cancer naturally because the cancer cells actually masquerade as healthy cells, and the immune system lets them go on to…

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Cancer, Lymphoma, Skin Cancers

UVB light as a treatment for cutaneous lymphoma

Ultraviolet light, specifically, narrowband UVB light, can reduce skin inflammation, especially as a treatment for eczema and psoriasis. A Louisville-area dermatologist is using this therapy as a treatment for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, a blood cell cancer that involves the skin. Depending on how much the cutaneous T-cell lymphoma has spread, the thickness of the lesions…

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Cancer, Cancer 2021, Lymphoma, News, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare

In sickness and in health

The lump on Lonnie Gardner’s left arm looked innocuous. Maybe an insect bite, he reasoned. For weeks in 2014, the human resources professional went about his business, unconcerned. But the lump got larger and caught the attention of his wife, Megan, who suggested he consult with a dermatologist. More weeks went by. She kept insisting….

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Cancer, Lymphoma, Skin Cancers

Cutaneous lymphoma: Blood cancer that starts in the skin

Why does a blood cancer start in the skin? Lymphomas are cancers of the immune system, which generally arise in lymph nodes and other lymphatic tissue.  The immune system consists of white blood cells, the spleen, lymph nodes and other areas throughout the body. “In many ways, our skin can be considered our largest immune…

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Cancer, Lymphoma, Patient stories - Norton Healthcare, Research and Clinical Trials

Cancer-free patient finds hope from clinical trial

When Brenda Montgomery enrolled in a clinical trial at Norton Cancer Institute in February 2016, she hoped the new drug being researched would trounce the cancer she had battled for nine years. She also hoped her efforts would help others. “Hearing you have cancer is like getting hit with a brick, but I’ve been determined…

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Cancer, Cancer 2021, Employee stories - Norton Healthcare, Lymphoma, Research and Clinical Trials

Norton cancer specialist’s research paves way for new FDA-approved lymphoma treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new cancer drug that has been available only to patients enrolled by a Norton Cancer Institute physician and one other researcher nationwide. Don A. Stevens, M.D., medical oncologist/hematologist and director of the Hematologic Malignancy Program at Norton Cancer Institute, was one of only two physicians in…

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