Category: ACC Newsletter

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.

Using Stereotactic Radiosurgery to Treat Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition characterized by one-sided facial pain. If diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia, many different treatment options are available to help reduce or block the pain signal to the brain. Stereotactic radiosurgery is one type of treatment that is able to reduce the pain caused by trigeminal neuralgia.

The Benefits of Cruciferous Vegetables

Cruciferous Vegetables

Studies have shown that eating cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts, has the potential to prevent cancer and inhibit the increase in the number of tumor cells that can cause cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, it is important to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day as part of a cancer prevention strategy.

Produce Storing Hacks

Food Storage

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Americans discard about 19% of vegetables and 14% of fruits they buy because of improper storage and quick ripening of certain fruits and vegetables. In this bulletin, you will find some produce storing hacks to help reduce food waste and to help protect your budget.

Recommended Cancer Screening Guidelines

Cancer Screening Guidelines

Cancer screenings are important because they can help detect cancer even if no symptoms are showing. Some recommended screening tests include breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung cancers because of the benefits of detecting cancer early. This article contains information on the recommended guidelines for adults, based upon age.

Can Vaping Cause Cancer?

Vaping may cause cancer

Tobacco is addictive and many people struggle to stop smoking even though they know it is bad for their health. Recent studies have shown that vapors from e-cigarettes may develop into lung cancer. Dr. Perkins discusses the study further in this article.

AccuBoost and Proton Therapy: Preventing Lung Cancer in Breast Cancer Patients

AccuBoost

For women who are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, preventing recurrence and the spread of disease are top priorities. New research is showing, for a specific group of patients, that traditional radiation therapy raises the risk for secondary cancers to develop.