Category: ACC Newsletter

Men’s Health: Living Your “Breast” Life

Breast cancer is a major women’s health issue that can affect an average of 1 in 8 women. However, breast cancer and other breast diseases can also affect men. Dr. Gaelyn Scuderi covers the topic of men’s breast health, signs and symptoms of male breast cancer, and how to live your “breast” life.

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Drug May Be Effective in Treating Prostate Cancer

A new clinical study shows promise in treating prostate cancer with a drug usually used to treat breast and ovarian cancer. The clinical study is in phase III and the treatment may be available for patients soon. Read Dr. Ossi’s summary of the clinical trial.

Fewer Side Effects for Cancer Patients Treated with Proton Therapy

In a new study, researchers compared the use of proton therapy and conventional radiation therapy when treating cancer. The results showed that proton therapy had fewer and less severe side effects than conventional radiation therapy.

When Less is More: Hypofractionated Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy treatments for cancer are referred to as fractions. Different types of cancers in the body receive different numbers of fractions. In this article, Dr. Perkins reviews information regarding whether or not fewer number of fractions has the same impact as the number of standard fractions for cancer treatment.

Support During Your Cancer Journey

Cancer affects not only the person diagnosed, but also their family, friends, and community. Support through a difficult time in one’s life is necessary because it shows the person that they are not alone in their journey. We have several programs available to provide education, comfort, and emotional support to those living with, or affected by, cancer.

Proton Therapy Can Help Maintain Sexual Function

Being able to maintain sexual function after prostate cancer treatment is an important piece when figuring out which prostate cancer treatment will be best suited for your diagnosis. In this study, researchers evaluate if sexual function can be maintained while receiving proton therapy.

Comprehensive Breast Care at Ackerman Cancer Center

Ackerman Cancer Center’s newly expanded, comprehensive Breast Care Program offers women in Northeast Florida access to a full range of breast cancer services in two convenient locations.

Blueberries and Radiation, a Promising Combination for Cervical Cancer Treatment

The blueberry has long been touted as a nutritional powerhouse. The tiny fruit is low in calories but packed with powerful nutrients and antioxidants. Now, a study published in Pathology and Oncology Research finds that combining blueberry extract with radiation therapy could boost treatment effectiveness.

Social Support Tied to Better Outcomes for Breast Cancer Patients

Healthcare professionals who work with cancer patients have long recognized the benefits of social support. It is not uncommon to see patients who have strong relationships with spouses, family, friends, community or religious groups experience better treatment outcomes than those with limited social interactions. A recent study showcased this for breast cancer patients.

Surgery vs. Radiation for Prostate Cancer

A recent study published online in the medical journal “European Urology” indicated that radiation therapy and surgery are equally effective in treating even aggressive prostate cancer. The study was the first of its kind to compare radiation therapy and surgery outcomes and side effects in patients with aggressive forms of prostate cancer.