Category: ACC Newsletter

Focus on Breast Health: Breast Biopsies

Learning you need additional imaging after a routine screening mammogram can be stressful. Finding out you need a biopsy can really get your mind racing. In this blog, Dr. Scuderi walks you through the biopsy process to ease concerns, and hopefully help you feel prepared to take this next step in breast care.

Cancer treatment during COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed how we do everything, especially in healthcare, but not all of those changes are bad. Some good things came out of COVID-19. We realized new benefits to some of our most effective treatment options, and gained a new appreciation for technology. Click to read more about cancer treatment in the time of COVID at Ackerman Cancer Center.

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.

Preparing For a Healthy Quarantine

Preparing for a Health Quarantine

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the country, it is important to stay healthy and practice social distancing. This bulletin will contain information on building a healthy quarantine stock as well as different nutrition tips.

Coronavirus and the Cancer Patient

Dr. Peters

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.

Breast Cancer Treatment and Heart Disease

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.

A Breast Imaging Primer: Mammos and Sonos and MR’s, Oh My!

Breast Ultrasounds, MRIs, and Mammograms

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.

New Year’s Resolutions Success Tips

Healthy New Year

New Years is a time for making new habits and changes to better yourself and your health. However, many fall short or don’t follow through with their goals. The first step to be successful in your New Year’s resolutions is to set attainable goals.

Choosing Healthy Lifestyle Habits

Kale Salad

For those with a cancer diagnosis, healthy lifestyle behaviors may improve outcomes, quality of life, and self-esteem. Choosing these healthy lifestyle behaviors may lower your risk for developing certain cancers. This week’s bulletin features a Kale, Butternut Squash, and Pomegranate salad that will make a wonderful side dish to your Thanksgiving meal.

What to Know About Radiation Therapy

Radiation Therapy

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.