Category: ACC Newsletter
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.