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  • Radiation Improves Survival Rates in Node-Positive Prostate Cancer

    June 22, 2015
    While many forms of prostate cancer are slow-growing and largely not aggressive, that’s not always the case. For men with node-positive prostate cancer, a more stringent course of treatment may improve survival rates while providing a more effective treatment course overall, a new study concludes. Researchers specifically honed in on the benefits of combining hormone therapy and radiation in...read more
  • Breakthroughs Are Making Radiation Safer

    May 26, 2015
    The benefits of radiation therapy during cancer treatment have long been known, but so have the potential risks. While this life-saving therapy can eradicate cancer cells rather effectively, it doesn’t discriminate between them and healthy cells. Inasmuch, patients may try to shy away from this vital treatment and doctors may not even always recommend it. Recent breakthroughs, however, are...read more
  • Is Radiation Therapy Safe?

    May 15, 2015
    When a doctor recommends radiation therapy to help treat cancer, there is something inherently scary about this prospect. After all, radiation therapy involves targeting doses of cell-killing radiation right at the body. The procedure is recommended since it kills cancer cells so effectively, but the reality is cells around the cancer may also be damaged in the process. When radiation...read more
  • Is Radiation Necessary After a Prostatectomy?

    April 30, 2015
    When prostate cancer is the diagnosis, many men will find their doctors recommending complete removal of the gland to increase their odds of beating the disease and preventing recurrence. Additional treatment, however, may be indicated to ensure that cancer cells are indeed gone and will stay that way. That’s why radiation therapy following a prostatectomy is often recommended either immediately...read more
  • A Little ‘Me Time’ is Time Well Spent During Cancer Treatments

    April 13, 2015
    When it comes to cancer the old saying that the cure is worse than the disease oftentimes fits. After all, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy treatments are grueling and they can take their toll on the body, mind and spirit. Since maintaining a positive attitude in the face of it all is important for battling this disease and so are...read more
  • General Cancer Symptoms Everyone Should Know About

    March 31, 2015
    The American Cancer Society estimates more than 1.6 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015. While the types of cancer may vary, the reality is all cancers combined lead to an estimated 589,000 deaths in America each and every year. Early detection is critical for bringing those numbers down. While routine screenings for...read more
  • Talking to Your Doctor About Recurrence

    March 13, 2015
    Cancer diagnosis begins a whirlwind journey in which the patient is focused on eradicating disease, prolonging life, and improving quality of life. The goal is always to reclaim health and we will do anything that we have to do to achieve that goal. Recurrence of cancer is not something that we think about in the beginning; we are only...read more
  • Symptoms That Women Should Pay Attention To

    March 3, 2015
    Unless we are completely and totally focused on cancer - which is not, of course, at all healthy - chances are that we are not wondering if each and every thing that we experience on a daily basis is somehow connected to cancer. No one wants to spend their life consumed with the potential for illness and hypochondria is...read more
  • Cancer and Anxiety

    February 16, 2015
    There are so many emotions that come along with a cancer diagnosis. Obviously someone who has been diagnosed with cancer feels scared of what is to come and overwhelmed with all the information coming at them all at once. As time moves on and a treatment plan is put in place and implemented, you will find that you are...read more
  • Listening to Your Body During Cancer Treatment

    January 29, 2015
    Cancer treatment can be exhausting for a variety of reasons. There is both the physical and emotional burden of trying to tackle the disease and continue with a life that seems to have been forever altered. Women especially often feel a tremendous pressure to stay in their schedule - juggling home, work, and sometimes children with their cancer treatments....read more

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