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Dr. Stanley Weiss

Medical Oncology
Newark, NJ
44 years experience male

Locations

Office

Newark, NJ

Address

30 Bergen Street, Bldg ADMC 16, Suite 1614, Newark, NJ
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Newark, NJ

About

Bio

Stanley H. Weiss, MD has been on the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) faculty since 1987, where he is Professor of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the New Jersey Medical School and of Quantitative Methods at the School of Public Health. Dr. Weiss is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Medical Oncology, and a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and the American College of Physicians. He graduated from Yale (1974, BA, summa cum laude) and Harvard Medical School (1978, MD). Dr. Weiss is the Community Liaison Physician of the UMDNJ Newark Oncology Program and Cancer Center to the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. He is Chair of the Joint Policy Committee of the Societies of Epidemiology and of the Epidemiology Section of the NJ Public Health Association, and past chair of the Epidemiology Section and past vice-chair of the Science Board of the American Public Health Association.

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Medical Oncology

Languages spoken

English

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
It depends-: Blood in the stool is not normal, but can occur from a variety of short-term self-limited problems or hemorrhoids. It may represent a sign of somethin... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Often spontaneously: Human papillomavirus - hpv - isnow very common among young adults in the usa, with over 100 different sub-types known. In many persons, it spontaneou... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
May require multiple: A cancer specialist carefully assesses each person's overall condition & all details about their cancer. Frequently, a surgeon will have the patient c... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Sunburn severity?: If you have a mild sunburn, aloe-containing products can be very soothing. For more severe sunburn, and especially there is any chance it is infected ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Yes: There are many reasons why a given person may not have children. It takes many years of medical and specialty training to become a pediatrician. A pe... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Yes!: And there is a podiatrics section within the american public health association that is very active.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Not too much: Although alternative medicine is very popular & has demonstrated benefits for many conditions, it has a very limited role in cancer prevention & in ge... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Does it persist?: Sunburn has been shown to increase the risk of developing skin cancer many years later. Sunburn does not cause immediate cancer. Severe sunburn my req... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Yes: Asthma is a condition where your airways are overly ("hyper") responsive. It can newly occur in adults, especially after an upper or lower respirato... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Yes!: If untreated, strep throat poses a significant risk of being passed on to others. Treatment rapidly decreases infectiousness. However, many sore throa... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Not enough yet: I think that social media will prove helpful, but their sue so far is far too limited. However, much good (as well as bad) information can be found o... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
There are ten: The ten essential public health services provide the framework for the nphpsp. Because the strength of a public health system rests on its capacity to... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
NO one test exists: The purpose of screening for any disease, including cancer, is to find a condition at a time where a helpful intervention can be made .There also need... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Many causes...: More information will be needed to reach an accurate diagnosis. If you've had a recent infection in the same region, these may be enlarged lymph node... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
See a physician!: Your doctor will ask you many detailed questions - including what the time span of enlargement has been and your medical history. In combination with ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Does it persist?: Although itching is an unusual symptom in breast cancer, it can occur with paget's disease, inflammatory carcinoma of the breast, or due to irritation... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Get help!: If you have lingering chest tightness, this suggests your asthma is not yet under control or that you have another medical problem that needs attentio... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Why do you have CHF?: The answer in part requires your health care provider to determine why you have congestive heart failure and ruling out other possible causes for the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Issue is:would I try: If a disease is advancing despite all standard therapy, two important decisons & choices need to me made: 1)am i still going towards "cure" (however w... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Gas is there: During colonoscopy, gas is used to help inflate the colon to enable it to be advanced. Bloating from gas in the colon (also known as teh large intesti... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Safe from ?: Unprotected sex leaves you at risk for sexually transmitted infections. It is difficult to truly know your partner - especially in dating scenarios. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
That liquid...: That liquid is not water. Some women are "squirters" - essentailly female ejaculation. It may be urine potentially dilute. It might be some other dis... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
ALL ages: Normally there is no human blood in human stool. Particularly some older tests may detect dietary blood from meat, etc . Bloody diarrhea suggests an ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
NO: Based on current data, there is no risk to the infant from such implants.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Perhaps: Breast reduction surgery can be indicated for medical reasons - such as persistent back pain. Cosmetic reasons can include large differences in breast... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
But SHOULD you?: The purpose of screening for any disease, including cancer, is to find a condition at a time where a helpful intervention can be made .There also need... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Screening test: When a health care professional performs a gynecologic exam, cells from the vaginal and from the cervix are collected - when put onto a slide, that sm... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Get examined!: Persons who are 88 vary widely in their overall medical condition. What some persons can easily tolerate can be devastating in others. A complete eva... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Each person differs: The age of a person, severity of symptoms, ability to alter exposures and environment are important considerations. Most antihistamines have at least ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
These are different : Pneumonia is indeed. A type of respiratory disease. Asbestos is a mineral, and all of its forms are associated with causing disease, usually after a v... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Many types...: There are some cancers that tend to remain localized, giving plenty of time to remove them and leaving a very low likelihood that they will come back ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Lack of growth: Children tend to gain weight and height steadily, usually remainin gon their own particular curve. In a 6 year old, if weight has not changed at all ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Need more info: There are any questions that a health care professional aks to assess a condition, followed by an exam (and also often lab tests); these types of inf... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Type of benign lump: Breast fibroadenoma is relatively common, and its since does not change rapidly. It can often be felt when a woman slef-examines her breast or by a p... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
See your dentist: The broken tooth may have led to chronic irritation, but there are many other possibiliites - so you should see you dentist.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Very important ques.: A scan may detect benign conditions or may even suggest something is there that isn't. This leads to more tests & sometimes invasive ones. Beyond just... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Probably not: If you were given any type of sedation - and the vast majority of persons having a colonoscopy are - then it is unlikely to have left your system yet.... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
The general types...: Some general types include irritation, inflammation, infection, and cancer.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Need more info: There are any questions that a health care professional aks to assess a condition, followed by an exam (and also often lab tests); these types of inf... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
No known Ca risk: Human adenovirus type 14 is one of many different types of adenovirus. The hadv-b14p1 strain sometimes causes more severe illness vs other adenovirus... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
The 'end' examined: In upper endoscopy, the upper GI tract is examined, including the esophagus and stomach. In colonoscopy, a different scope is used, entering the anus,... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Breast ca & weight: Fat (adipose) tissue is a source of estrogen production. This is the probable reason why overweight and obese women are at increased risk for breast ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
HPV: Virtually all cervical cancer is caused by a single virus - human papillomavirus (letters capitalized to show why it is called hpv). Certain types o... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Hardness & rapidity: This is a huge increase in such a short time. The hardness perhaps reflects the rapidity of progression. You need to see a physician who can discuss ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
You need to an exam: There are several serious medical conditions that can cause this. You need to see a physician.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Besides overdosing..: Albuterol can relieve symptoms, but will not do anything to treat the underlying condition. Anyone taking it frequently may be masking a serious under... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
History, exam, PFTs: A physician integrates information you provide, a thorough physical examination, and supplementary tests. Developing wheezing, coughing, chest tightne... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Genetic & Environmen: There are genetic factors that predispose to asthma. Exposure to smoke wither prenatally or as a child increase the risk. Certain infections provoke a... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Of course - but...: Albuterol is a great short term symptomatic relief medicine for those with asthma available by prescription. However, if it is being used more than t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
Medical Oncology 44 years experience
Why is there fluid?: The choice of therapy depends on accurate diagnosis. Plus, some therapies provide short term relief and others change the underlying physiologic proce... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Weiss is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Weiss is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for taking your time towns were my question !! I've recently been having a lot of cardiac problems and was afraid maybe it might have someth
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Weiss... I don't know if I have strep throat though..,
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thanks i was really confused at first

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard Medical School, MA
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

Montefiore Medical Center

Awards

the “Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award” from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons in 2009. In 2010, he was the first recipient of the American Lung Association of New Jersey’s “CAREforAIRnj Award for Community Outreach/Action/Advocacy” (2010). He was honored with the Dr. Ezra Mundy Hunt Award from the New Jersey Public Health Association, the Prostate Net’s “In the Know” National Award, and the UMDNJ School of Public Health “Faculty Community Service Award” in 2007. In 1985, he received the first of the American Society of Clinical Oncology “Travel Awards” for outstanding work.
Top Oncologist , First Place, New Jersey - Summer
2013

Affiliations

UMDNJ University Hospital
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