Dr. Myron Arlen

Surgical Oncology
New Hyde Park, NY
66 years experience male

About

Bio

Dr. Arlen is Coordinator of Surgical Oncology for the North Shore Health System and also serves as Director of Scientific affairs for Precision Biologics. He was trained as a cancer surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering where he remained on staff for 20 years involved in the surgery of advanced cancer problems and the immunotherapeutic approaches to managing the patients. Dr. Arlen established the Surgical Oncology Division at North Shore University Hospital, and formed a practice group (North Shore Surgical Oncology Associates). He has written two major textbooks and published over 100 journal articles related to immunotherapy and cancer treatment

Specialties
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Surgical Oncology

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English, German, Italian

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Yes: Hepatocellular carcinoma of the liver is a primary lesion usually associated with and induced by cirrhosis and the hep B or C virus. The lesion grow... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
No: tumors that metastasize from the primary express specific surface glycoproteins that define where the tumor will implant. A seed and soil concept so t... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Breakdown: Hemolysis is a breakdown in the redblood cells freeing hemoglobin to present as free serum hemoglobin. Such a product may secondarily affect the kidn... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
When on chemo: Erythropoietin was introduced to help overcome severe anemia when chemo effects bone marrow to suppress HgB levels. It should only be given to pati... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
A premalignant state: Carcinoma of the cervix, a common malignancies of uterus begins in the premalignant state. The Pap test reveals cells that already show signs of t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Benign lesion: The cecum is the beginning of where the terminal ileum and rt. Colon join and is where the appendix is located. An adenoma is a benign glandular tumo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
They do not function: Most adenomas are found by accident. They are usually asymptomatic and 2-5 cm in diameter and do not require therapy unless enlarging. One should th... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Stage III cases: Adjuvant chemotherapy is a term used post surgery to attempt to minimize the potential for recurrent or metastatic disease. Neoadjuvant therapy is ap... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Excise: Until a dx is established, it is essential to remove a primary growth regardless of the organ or gland of origin. When the dx is established histolog... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
No: Unless there was a special reason for the colonoscopy such as Lynch syndrome in the family or congenital polyposis, where a genetic hit is already pr... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
No: Colon Cancer is induced for the most part in non hereditary disease by viral transfection. The most common organism is the polyoma virus. Ovarian ca... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Not really: There are malignant conditions wherein associations with various groups of tumors exist. This occurs in hereditary forms of breast and colon cance... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Non: The blood marker for ovarian cancer is CA 125. This represents a carbohydrate marker that is seen in ovarian cancer as well as inflammatory disorders... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Can be helped: A radical resection of the omentum essentially removing the entire cake of tumor is performed eliminating vasucular permeability factor that leads to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Chemo agent: Vincristine is a chemotherapeutic agent also known as Oncovin (vincristine). It is primarily employed in the treatment of lymphomas and Hodgkins dise... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Can be: Breast cancer that has metastasized frequently spreads to bone and in particular the spine. This can easily be defined on MRI or PET and is usually a... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Not sure: The two lung tumors probably represent primary source of kidney mets. When there is only one site of metastatic disease, it is essential to evaluate ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Cysts: As a women ages the normal volume of breast tissue is reduced andreplaced by fat interspersed between the breast causing lumpiness. Also the effect o... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Type of tumor: Tumors are segregated into origin and degree of aggressiveness. Certain tumors are essentially slow growing such as tumors of breast that may remain ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Several: Several approaches used short of surgical resection of a kidney tumor. it depends on size of lesion. Chemo-embolization, by injecting chemotherapy d... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Sequential mutations: series of gene changes usually beginning with p53 giving immortality to the cell. Then genes induce oncofetal proteins which function to allow fetus... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Residual tumor: When tumors of breast are resected primarily, many have tumor close to bx margins. Here radiation fails in about 20% and disease will then spread. Re... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Within 5-7 yrs: Realizing that Ca's have suboptimal levels of immunogenic protein is first step. We are identifying the structure of these proteins to use as vaccine... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Surgery: An array of neoplasms present in stomach. The major group is the Ca related to heliobactor pylori with adenoCa of cardioesophageal junction. Sarcoma... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
No: malignancies are characterized by mutational changes in the gene structure, that is activating oncogenes. Carcinogens like benzene and viruses like t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Either can occur: A cyst is a thin walled closed space filled with fluid. If the amt. of fluid is large the cyst can be tense and feel very firm. A tumor is a overgro... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Several yrs: The more common skin lesions are relatively slow in terms of mets. Basal cell rarely spreads, squamous cell with time can be aggressive and spread to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Neither: cancer is caused by mutation in well defined genes that first lead to immortality and then the production of proteins that stimulate the cell to behav... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Yes: Squamous cell Ca is a malignancy of tissues arising cutaneously (skin) and abutting internal structures such as bronchus and vagina/ cervix. High gra... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
They cant: The fluid mosaic model is not thought to prevent cancer. These cells are surrounded by a fluid–mosaic membrane that provides a dynamic barrier with ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Rectal, proctoscopy: Maroon stool suggestive of internal hemorrhoid or fissure. Can arise from low lying lesion but that could be defined by digital exam or proctoscopy. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Skin cytoma: The lesion being referred to is a skin cytoma or histiocytoma. It is one of the most common benign soft tissue tumors of the skin. Its histologic app... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Whipple operation: Most tumors of pancreas are adenocarcinomas arising in the head of the pancreas. The tumor is ductal in origin, several mm. away from the bile duct ... Read More
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A 90-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Not uncommon: Twenty two years post pelvic surgery with the only complaint of some pain controlled by mild oral meds is fairly good. When pelvic surgery and RT us... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Yes: If your uterus is intact and at least one functional ovary present you can get present at age 26. With 3 previous pregnancies there shouldnt be a pro... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Saving insulin: When an islet cell transplant has to be performed it means that the pancreatectomy was total. The pancreas is an exocrine (digestive juice) and endo... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Immune reaction: Graft versus host disease (GvHD) occurs following an allogeneic bone marrow transplant where donated marrow cells view your brothers body as foreign... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
No: Transvaginal ultrasound is best used to look at structures related to uterus and ovaries. To visualize the kidntey one needs at CAT scan or MRI. Ang... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Tumor jaw: The oral cavity has two bony structure making up the upper and lower jaws. The maxilla refers to the upper jaw. Malignancies of the oral cavit... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Benign tumor: Tumor of lower leg that has not grown or showed signs of malignancy such as metastasis are usually benign. They become of concern when reaching 5-10 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Remove: precancerous polyp means that lesion has been identified by a scope and biopsied. Precancerous polyps will almost always lead to malignancy and many ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
May be normal: The reservoir of the large bowel is transverse colon and not rectum. One may not be fully emptying that site if having normal BM. The final solution... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Not great: While smoking has been associated with lung cancer, the variant is squamous Ca. That usually requires 1 or more pcks per day and for a prolonged time... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Surgical oncologist: Many cases of lymphadenitis which persists , especially in more than one region may be related to lymphoma. If the process does not subside and biops... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Yes: The tumors with the poorest survivals are those occurring internally where they are not diagnosed early. Any lesion that you can palpate and the has ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
No: The parotid gland is in close proximity to the facial nerve which is strictly motor in function. Whether inflammation from stone in duct or tumor ma... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Nodes and bone: The first site of spread for most breast cancers, especially if axillary dissection not performed is to axillary nodes. Following this osseous metast... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Poorer results: Chemo is used in an adjuvant and neoadjuvant situation, the latter to enhance treatment prior to resection. In either case failure to respond to chem... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
If needed: Depending on age at which sexual activity began and whether partner was circumcised the potential for having early cervix cancer is strong. Removal ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Surgery: A Klatskin tumor is an intrahepatic cholangiolar carcinoma occurring at the confluence of the right and left hepatic bile ducts. The initial approac... Read More
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Jul 11, 2014
A very knowledgeable and dedicated doctor and highly appreciated for his contributions.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Arlen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Arlen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank you. We meet online again. That's good. Will confidentially & diplomatically pose possibility to surgical/medical oncologist at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in M...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

State Univ. NY Downstate Medical Center
Graduated 1957MD

Residency

Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn

Awards

Top Surgical Oncologist, First Place, National - Summer
2014
Top Surgical Oncologist, First Place, National - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, Second Place, East Long Island Region - Fall
2014
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