Standard Fractionation or Hypofractionation…that is the question.
Using hypofractionation, or hypofractionated radiation therapy, higher doses of radiation are delivered per treatment, so patients can complete their course of radiation therapy much faster than conventional treatment.
New Research Shows a Long-Term Benefit of Radiation Therapy in Early Breast Cancer
New research presented in early October 2020 answers long-debated questions about the benefits of radiation therapy after a lumpectomy. Dr. Peters writes about research findings and gives us more details on this very valuable long-term study.
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.
Proton Therapy Study Shows Improved Quality of Life Compared to Other Treatments
Important research is underway in the world of radiation therapy. A recent study reveals promising statistics that give patients hope for improved quality of life during and after treatment. Plus, Ackerman Cancer Center is contributing to additional research in a multi-institutional clinical trial that could be the next big leap in cutting edge prostate cancer treatment.
The effects of the coronavirus can be especially harmful to patients with cancer, survivors, and those who have compromised immune systems. In this article, Dr. Peters addresses the importance of staying vigilant and practicing good hygiene to help keep the risk of spreading the disease as low as possible.
A Breast Imaging Primer: Mammos and Sonos and MR’s, Oh My!
Thanks to energetic yearly awareness campaigns and the resilient breast cancer survivors sharing their stories of early detection, most women of screening age know this mantra by heart: get your mammogram every year, once a year.