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New Tools for Cancer Patients— By Charles Albrecht
Radiation treatments for cancer patients have improved immeasurably in recent years. This has resulted in more effective therapy and far better outcomes. Imaging for cancer is one of these areas...
Outstanding Care Close To Home— By Travis Anderson
Every day, people drive past Finger Lakes Radiation Oncology Center in Clifton Springs, NY, to receive cancer treatment in larger cities. All the while, hope is available to them right around the corner.
"People don't know enough about us,"says Danielle Crane, RTT, Chief Radiation Therapist at the practice. "Some will drive 100 miles or more round-trip to get the same treatment elsewhere. We offer a hometown feel without sacrificing results."
Meet radiation oncologist Charles Albrecht, M.D.— By Chris Motola
Radiation oncologist discusses cancer treatment, radiation therapy, chemotherapy.
Q: What kinds of cancers would you treat with radiation
A: Chemotherapy is used for people who either have had the cancer spread to other parts of their body or are at risk for that. Radiation is used if there’s one particular localized area that has the disease or is at risk for the disease. It just goes to the part we’re irradiating. You can think of radiation in irsome ways as more similar to surgery and chemotherapy as giving
Cancer Patient Information— By Rochester Healthy Living
More cancer patients and their loved ones are making decisions on what treatments to undergo based on the advice of friends and family. This is according to a study commissioned by the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.
In 2003, just 7 percent of cancer patients made their treatment decision after talking to friends and family. In 2007, however, this number increased to 16 percent. The Internet is also playing an increasingly larger role in the decision-making process, along with other media.
Can Exercise Limit Lung Cancer?— By Charles H. Albrecht, M.D.
In a study of more than 36,000 women, researchers observed that women smokers who exercise are less likely to develop lung cancer than similar smokers who do not exercise. The study’s authors make it clear, however, that exercise is not a substitute for stopping smoking. The researchers, from the Universities of Minnesota and Pennsylvania, report in the December issue of Cancer...read this entire article.
Surge in MRI tests expected
Experts say recommendation on new breast cancer screening likely to increase requests for MRIs— By Deborah Jeanne Sergeant
(Reprinted from IN GOOD HEALTH – Rochester / Genesee Valley Healthcare Newspaper)
The American Cancer Society now recommends that women who bear a 20 percent or greaterlifetime risk of breast cancer receive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans along with annual mammograms to better detect potential malignant breast anomalies.
Although staff at the Department of Women’s Imaging at the University of Rochester Medical Center hasn’t observed an increase in MRI requests, “we absolutely anticipate an increase” because of the American Cancer Society’s recommendation, said Avice O’Connell, M.D., director of women’s imaging...read this entire article.
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