Category: ACC Newsletter

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


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.

Aspirin Use May Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer

Aspirin Use May Reduce the Risk of Colon Cancer

Aspirin has different health benefits, especially in the prevention of certain types of cancer. The US Preventive Services Task Force has recommended aspirin use to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, with patients ages 50 to 59 seeing the most benefit from using aspirin.

Cancer Screening – Who Benefits?

Cancer Screening - Who Benefits?

Early cancer detection is critical in cancer treatment and survival. In fact, a recent study published in The Lancet reported that using Low Dose CT scans improved survival outcomes for lung cancer patients. Dr. Jyoti further discusses the importance of cancer screenings and the results of the study.

The Benefits of Exercising After Lung Cancer Surgery

For those diagnosed with lung cancer, maintaining a high quality of life after treatment can be difficult. However, recent research suggests that engaging in exercise after lung cancer surgery can lead to increase muscle strength, improved quality of life, and less shortness of breath for patients.