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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.

Shining a Light on Head and Neck Cancer

April is Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, a time to educate and spread awareness about the early signs, symptoms and treatment methods for head and neck cancer. There are […]

Step into Spring Staying Hydrated and Healthy

In honor of Nutrition and Hydration Week, we’re here to help make sure you have the most fun in the sun this spring and summer. As the spring sunshine approaches, […]

Dr. Ossi Speaks with Millennium Physician Group on Colorectal Cancer Awareness

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which is a great time to raise awareness about this disease and encourage people to take action to prevent and detect it early. Dr. […]

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.

A Scientific Look at Cannabis and CBD Oil

Our doctors are frequently asked about the use of cannabis and CBD oil for cancer patients. Dr. Perkins dives into the science behind THC and CBD as well as the benefits and risks.

Dr. Scot Ackerman Joins WJXT for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Scot Ackerman joined WJXT on two occasions to discuss the importance of screening and early detection in the treatment of breast cancer, […]