Category: ACC Newsletter
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.
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.
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.
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.