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Dr. Myron Arlen

Surgical Oncology
New Hyde Park, NY
65 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 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
No: The defect in the abdominal wall necessitating hernia repair in the para umbilical area is small. With heavy and at least 2 layer suture repair esp... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Occasionally: Pancreatitis is a vascular process closing off small branches of splenic artery to pancreas. First noted in children at Hopkins getting steroids for ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Probably not: With long standing history of severe GERD's the diagnosis of Barrett's esophagus should not be of concern It is, however, a reason for initial and t... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Yes: The mitomycins are a family of aziridine-products isolated from Streptomyces caespitosus or Streptomyces lavendulae. One of these compounds, mitomycin... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
May still be normal: CEA cant be used for dx but only for monitoring the presence of a known malignancy with normal levels occassionaly reaching 10ugms. A normal value of ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Oncofetal genes: The genes for oncofetal proteins are normally demethylated in the fetus to produce proteins to allow organs to function. At birth the genes are re:me... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Possibly: At node on the neurovascular bundle, that is carotid artery, jugular vein and vagus n.. is in essence a jugular vein node which most often represents ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Yes: All tumors arise from normal pre existing cells that have undergone some form of transformation. Several oncogenes are turned on to present the benig... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
No: All GI complaints mentioned are totally unrelated to a stomach ulcer. The latter produces upper midline abdominal pain relieved by food or antiacids ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Low grade lesions: Carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine tumors found in many organs of the body. Commonly they are found in the GI tract but can appear in the lung or ev... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
No: There is no cause and effect related to colon cancer and constipation. The malignant process takes several years to develop, possibly initiated by a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Moderate: Alfa interferon was introduced to help control metastatic melanoma. The dose however is extremely high and given over a several week period of time. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 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 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
No: The markers mentioned are not tumor specific. As such they cant be use to diagnose presence of cancer. Rather they serve to monitor the situation. I... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
May need biopsy: Hashimotos disease is a form of thyroiditis. If a new nodule is noted, one can evaluate it by defining whether it is firm and not cystic on sonograph... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Nodes not signif.: One has to know why the scan was done. Were there nodes in external chains that needed clarification. When nodes continue to enlarge in face of mil... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Not detected: GERD requires lower endoscopy and on rare occasion reaches vocal cord area causing laryngopharyngitis , that part of the pharynx behind the voice box... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Rare for cancer-18: In teen age years the cancers that are usually found are those associated with congenital mutations such as with polyposis of bowel or breast cancer... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Yes: Pap is a technique of gathering cells shed from cervix and then staining them to see if pattern of malignant cells seen. If yes then bx performed to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
No: Colonoscopy has nothing to do with vaginal situations. If no tumor was detected perforating anterior wall of rectum into vagina, which I suspect is n... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Treat if possible: Secondary bone cancer is one of the common sites of cancer spread. What spreads to bone remains in bone possibly progressing and enlarging to perio... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Good: Most tumors of the head and neck and in particular throat are squamous cancers. These lesions if not requiring surgery and chemotherapy along with ne... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Not cancer: Cancer of the breast is detected as a firm lesion on palpation or clustered microCa representing DCIS on mammogram. A dark spot on the nipple probabl... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Abdominal X ray: A stoma is used to divert the bowel so that a leak is diverted or obstruction prevented. With vomiting one suspects that food is not passing which su... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
No Ca: At your age there is always an association of diverticular disease and Ca. The old motto is "if you leave the cancer alone it will grow on you" holds... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Yes: One of the problems of giant hemangiomas of the liver is that there is a tendency to rupture which could result in massive blood loss. I would expect... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Steatorrhea: The pancreas is both endocrine and exocrine. When the islets are not working, diseases like diabetes develop. When the gland undergoes inflammation ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
NORMAL: Carcinoembryonic antigen is a fetal antigen normally found in many adenoCa. The range of the blood test is from 0-2.5 ugm/L but is not specific for ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Some relationship: Calcium metabolism is controlled vial the parathyroid glands. There are 4 such glands, 2 on top of the thyroid and 2 at the lower pole. When a tota... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Possibly: The total thyroidectomy was performed for a lesion in the thyroid that was not a goiter. That signifies that the lesion removed by the procedure had... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Early diagnosis: Appendicitis is diagnosed when epigastricdistress shifts to the RLQ of the abdomen. A CAT scan can reveal the appendix and whether there is inflammat... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Possibly: Any bump near the clavicle especially in the supraclavicular fossa can be lymph node disease. This can be related to abdominal disease if the lump i... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Yes: Anal abscess that spontaneously drained or was lanced in the physicians office so that there is no further collection of pus should not impede going t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
No: The Friedel–Crafts reactions are a set of reactions developed to attach substituents to an aromatic ring. There are two types of reactions: alkylati... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
2-3x: CT angiograms are frequently performed to follow the response to treatment of a thoracic or abdominal lesion in order to define response to therapy. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Possibly: Bowel preps are taken to assure that the colon is relatively clean as the scope is passed so that even small lesions in the mucosa can be visualized.... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Yes: Generalized edema is due to low Albumin levels in the serum and not frequently seen with cancer. Edema of the extremities can be caused by cancer in ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Pancreatitis: All symptoms relate to failure to digest foods properly. In particular floating stool suggests that there is a large amount of undigested fat in the s... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Maybe: If a female has questionable ovarian pathology a pelvic exam is useful because ovaries can be palpated for the most part. If noted, workup should con... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Possibly: glomus tumors under the nail bed are blue appearing lesions caused by blood vessels that when placed under cold water enhance their pain. They can be... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Radical resection: Klatskin tumors are bile duct neoplasms that are found in the liver at the confluence of the major rt. and left hepatic ducts. Wide resection with in... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Nothing: Losing wt.means that one has reduced body volumn by eliminating subcutaneous and deep fat layers. This produces the pannus that represents excess ski... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Early diagnosis: Immunochemotherapy appears to be better than immunothererapy or chemotherapy alone The question is finding the correct target in the tumor to affec... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Excise: A 1x1 cm lesion of liver considered hemangioma can easily be excised with minimal effort. At that point the liver can be used for partial resection ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Proabably not: Most ovarian cancers don't reach enormous sizes to allow bloating or palpation. They metastasize readily and to a site of TGF-B, that is the omentum ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Very little: The benign bone tumors around the knee are the osteomas, chondromas and giant cell tumors. Unless they grow very large, there will be little symptoms... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Yes: With laparoscopic appendectomy there is alway a certain amount of inflammation in the region of the cecum and adjacent rt. colon. There can also be a... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Very rare: melanoma by definition is malignant and can be very aggressive. The chance of remaining unchanged woud be rare. Unless one is dealing with a pigment... 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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This was very helpful. Thanks! I ended up going to the ER and it's scar tissue rip. I've had several abdominal surgeries and built up scar tissue. When I started coughing I ripped some of that scar ti...Read More

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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