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.
Chronic kidney disease occurs when there is a slowly progressive decline in the kidneys’ ability to filter metabolic waste products from the blood and the major causes are diabetes and high blood pressure. According to statistics from the CDC, it is estimated that 15 % of US adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD). About 96 percent of people with kidney damage or mildly reduced kidney function are not aware of having CKD and 48 percent of those with severely reduced kidney function but not on dialysis are not aware of having CKD. Read this bulletin where you will gain valuable information about Chronic Kidney Disease.
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.
Eggplant is a member of the nightshade family, which includes tomatoes, potatoes, and peppers. Eggplants have a savory flavor with sweet notes, but bitter alkaloids dominate in the peel and reside in the seeds, particularly in overly ripe eggplants and an important component of the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, African, and Asian cuisine. Read this blog to learn everything you need to know about this wonderful vegetable.
Asparagus is a healthy vegetable and a great source of potassium, copper, calcium, iron and phosphorus. It is also rich in insoluble fiber and vitamins which makes asparagus a key ingredient in a healthy balanced diet. Read this bulletin to learn everything you need to know about asparagus and obtain a delicious soup recipe!
Proton Therapy in Prostate Cancer Compared to Conventional Photon (x-ray) Therapy – The COMPPARE study
Radiation therapy offers promising results for prostate cancer. Now, there is a large multi-institutional clinical trial comparing traditional radiation therapy and proton beam therapy. Click to read more about the COMPPARE Study.
Increasing evidence suggests that following a Mediterranean Diet could counter diseases associated with chronic inflammation, including metabolic syndrome, atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes, obesity, pulmonary diseases, and cognition disorders. In this bulletin we will learn how to follow this beneficial diet and you will get great resources to help you to transition into it.
Our doctors are frequently asked about the use of cannabis and CBD oil for cancer patients. Dr. Perkins dives into the science behind THC and CBD as well as the benefits and risks.
Facing cancer once is a challenge, but Amelia Island resident, Caroline Tunkel, is a three-time cancer survivor who refuses to let the disease win. She now dedicates her time to speaking about her cancer journey and providing mentorship, encouragement and guidance to patients who have been recently diagnosed.