Reducing Risk of Heart Disease during Breast Cancer Treatment with Proton Therapy
A recent statement from the American Heart Association warned that some breast cancer treatments can cause heart disease. This news understandably triggered many questions and concerns for breast cancer survivors. Fortunately, there are treatment options available, such as proton therapy, that will protect your heart and other critical organs from damage during breast cancer treatment.
AccuBoost and Proton Therapy: Preventing Lung Cancer in Breast Cancer Patients
For women who are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, preventing recurrence and the spread of disease are top priorities. New research is showing, for a specific group of patients, that traditional radiation therapy raises the risk for secondary cancers to develop.
What are the benefits of proton therapy for head and neck cancers?
Proton therapy is a highly targeted form of radiation therapy that uses protons instead of photons to target the tumor site. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) recently updated their guidelines to include proton therapy as an appropriate treatment option for oral, head and neck cancers – in particular, those near the obit of the eye and the base of the skull.
Reflections on “Decreased Incidence of Hypothyroidism with Proton Therapy”
By: Scot Ackerman, M.D. -- In the June 2016 issue of Neuro-Oncology, researchers from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston reported findings that craniospinal irradiation with proton therapy led to a decreased incidence of hypothyroidism in the long-term. (Click photo to learn more.)
What you need to know about Cervical Cancer and HPV
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment of cervical cancer. By getting vaccinated against HPV, getting regular screening tests, and knowing the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer, you can take steps to protect yourself from this disease.