Modifications, Adaptations and Variations in Breast Cancer Radiation Treatments – one size certainly does not fit all
Dr. Jyoti, as well as all of our other providers at Ackerman Cancer Center, believe in individualized treatment plans. In this article, she explains new research on shorter courses of radiation treatment versus longer courses of treatment, and why there can't be a one-size-fits-all approach.
As we come to the end of heart health month, Dr. Jyoti discusses the benefits of using proton therapy to treat breast cancer because of its ability to precisely target the tumor site with virtually no radiation affecting the heart and lungs.
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.
When you're handed a cancer diagnosis, the first step is sometimes the hardest. Making sure you have the best team of doctors crafting a custom care plan for you is one of the most important steps. This blog has some advice and tips on how to pick the best physician to help you conquer cancer.
Addressing Racism in Healthcare- “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”
As our country continues to wake up to the subtle and not-so-subtle ways racism remains in our lives and our institutions, it is important to point out how it impacts us so that we can explore ways to make it better. Dr. Paul Clark is a psychologist and a licensed social worker, and the staff psychologist for Ackerman Cancer Center. He penned a great essay exploring the ways racism impacts healthcare in an effort to start a larger conversation about what we can do to move forward.