Category: ACC Newsletter

Building a Care Team You Can Trust

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.

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.