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.
Through screening, vaccinations, and treatment, cervical cancer is a preventable disease. Pap smears play an important role in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. Encourage the women in your life to be screened annually or every three years.
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.
‘Scanxiety’ and other Post Cancer Treatment Realities
For many cancer survivors, it seems cancer is never really over. The fear of recurrence can make follow-up visits and routine examinations events to dread. Even when the diagnosis is in the distant past, survivors still worry cancer will one day return. While a certain degree of anxiety is perfectly normal, I always encourage patients to look for ways to reduce these negative emotions so they can better manage their health.
Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses beams of high-energy particles to treat cancer and other noncancerous conditions. This article will inform you about what radiation therapy is, how it’s used, and what to expect when going through treatment.