Breast Surgeon Lucy De La Cruz, MD Joins Jupiter Medical Center Team

JUPITER, FLA. (September 28, 2016) – Jupiter Medical Center is pleased to announce that Lucy M. De La Cruz, MD, a fellowship-trained breast surgeon, has joined the team of skilled oncology specialists that make up the Jupiter Medical Center Physicians Group. Dr. De La Cruz brings her

Walking on Sunshine

I am new to South Florida, having just arrived from Chicago about six weeks ago to join the Jupiter Medical Center team as Medical Director of the Breast Care program. While I am enjoying the warm weather and the people are so lovely, what I am most excited about is leading a team dedicated to

Lung Cancer: The Disease of Tomorrow

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CT lung screening could save your life

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Single-Site Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery: A Virtually Scarless Procedure

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Women and Lung Cancer

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Robotics revolutionizing, easing surgeries and recovery for women

There is no more chilling moment than when a doctor tells you that a biopsy confirms the presence of can-cer. Few scenarios in life can be as difficult. Upon diagnosis, the physician refers a patient to an oncologist. And that’s when I meet my patients for the first time. My patients are