Join us as Dr. Jacob Levitt, Vice Chairman, Program Director & Professor at Mt. Sinai Medical Center discusses a rare condition called Sweet Syndrome which often goes undiagnosed and can develop due to breast cancer surgery. If you suspect you may have Sweet Syndrome or an other conditions discussed in this (or any other) program, be sure to contact your plastic surgeon and/or primary physician for a referral to a qualified dermatologist. Sweet Syndrome can cause many complications after breast surgery and is often confused with infection. It’s always best to ask for a dermatological evaluation if you are not healing within 2-3 weeks after lumpectomy/mastectomy. Below are a few pictures of what Sweet Syndrome can resemble in breast cancer patients.

Below are a few pictures of what Sweet Syndrome can resemble in breast cancer patients.

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Sweet’s pathergy biopsy site (Picture courtesy Dr. Levitt)

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This developed after2 weeks following breast surgery.

Sweet syndrome, breast cancer, Charley Ferrer, cancer Tamer

Sweet’s syndrome violaceous border leg (picture courtesy Dr. Levitt)

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5-weeks post-breast-surgery

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Sweet’s syndrome red juicy plaques (Picture courtesy Dr. Levitt)

 Sweet's Syndrome, cancer Taner, Charley Ferrer

Sweet’s Syndrome of the breast

Our Guest:


Dr. Jacob Levitt, M.D. is Vice Chairman, Program Director, and Professor at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY.  Clinical interests include autoimmune bullous disease, head lice, scabies, and medical education.  Dr. Levitt did his dermatology residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, his internship at Sound Shore Medical Center, New Rochelle, NY, and medical school training at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.  He received a B.A. degree in Chemistry from Yale University. In medical school, Dr. Levitt was a co-founder of the ECHO Free Clinic in the Bronx, NY 1999-2000, designed to render medical care to uninsured patients.  The first of its kind in the nation, this clinic model has been emulated by medical schools across the country. Dr. Levitt has over 60 publications, including one book.  From 2004-2010, Dr. Levitt was a vice president of Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., a company founded by his grandfather. Non-work activities include twenty-nine years of Shotokan Karate (4th degree black belt and instructor) and being President and Medical Director of the Periodic Paralysis Association (he has hypokalemic periodic paralysis).  Visit him at:  and

Cancer Tamer TV Show hosts:

Dr Charley Ferrer Press PictureDr. Charley Ferrer is a world-renowned Clinical Sexologist & Sex Therapist. She is the award winning author of several books on relationships, sexuality and self-empowerment. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2016. Frustrated with the lack of information and treatment options available, Dr. Charley created Cancer Tamer Foundation which provides education and inspiration to cancer patients. She’s also the host & producer of Cancer Tamer TV Talk Show and conducts interviews on various aspects of care, both traditional and modern. The show provides education, information on new treatment options and health care, as well as inspiration to viewers. Cancer Tamer is based on the philosophy that cancer is not an “outside force” invading but an “inside force” residing. It’s in our blood, our breasts, our DNA. In our attempts to destroy it, we are inadvertently destroying ourselves. Dr. Charley’s revolutionary new way of thinking about cancer is turning heads, creating controversy, and reminding men and women that we should not be at war with our body!  Dr. Charley’s new three part book series providing ways to deal with the insanity of cancer begins with Cancer Tamer Journey: From Diagnosis to Surgery. Anticipated release date: February/March 2017

CT-show Debra Barone

Debra Santulli-Barone
is a dynamic lady who helps run an anti-bullying group, Play it Forward NY, with her sons. She has a Bachelor Degree in Corporate Communications, minors in Journalism and Business. As Segment Producer on Cancer Tamer Talk Show, “Did you know…,” Debra enjoys researching information and sharing her discoveries and insights. Debra is dedicated in helping empower women to overcome the challenges they face with breast cancer and other forms of cancer.

Cancer Tamer was founded by Dr. Charley Ferrer on the philosophy that cancer is not an “outside force” you must destroy to get healthy; it is an inside force that you need to “tame” and learn to live with to ensure a healthy more fulfilling life as cancer is in your blood, in your bones, and in your body. And once it’s gone, it’ll remain with you as a memory or fear of recurrence. Thus, the need to come to a better understanding and amicable co-existence with cancer and it’s effects.


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