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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.