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Breast Cancer Patients Needing Radiation Therapy Face Higher Risk of Implant Reconstruction Complications Requiring Additional Surgery

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From: breastadvocateapp.com Implant-based breast reconstruction is the most commonly performed method of reconstruction in the United States today. While the procedure can be performed in one surgery (known as ‘direct to implant’), most women have a 2-stage approach beginning with tissue expanders. These are replaced with a permanent implant a few months later at a second surgery (stage 2) Implants …

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ASTRO issues first clinical guideline on radiation therapy for cervical cancer

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Recommendations address external beam radiation, chemoradiation and brachytherapy for postoperative and definitive management of nonmetastatic disease A new clinical guideline from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) provides recommendations for radiation therapy to treat patients with nonmetastatic cervical cancer. The guideline—ASTRO’s first for cervical cancer—outlines indications and best practices for external beam radiation therapy and brachytherapy in the postoperative …

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UK First in Kentucky to Offer One-Time Microseed Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

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By: Allison Perry From: uky.edu The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center is the first medical facility in Kentucky to offer Concure Oncology’s Microseed radiation therapy for patients with early-stage breast cancer. Already widely used to successfully treat prostate cancer, Microseed radiation significantly reduces the number of times a patient has to come in for treatment. Traditional breast cancer radiation …

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Moffitt Researchers Develop Model to Personalize Breast Cancer Radiation Treatment

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From: itnonline.com A personalized approach to cancer treatment has become more common over the last several decades, with numerous targeted drugs approved to treat particular tumor types with specific mutations or patterns. However, this same personalized strategy has not translated to radiation therapy, and a one-size-fits-all approach for most patients is still common practice. Moffitt Cancer Center researchers hope to …

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Earn Up to $75 By Sharing Your Experience With Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

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Go to https://www.savvy.coop to learn about this paid opportunity and more … DESCRIPTION We are interested in hearing about your lived experience with breast cancer – including your experience with radiation therapy. We will provide up to a $75 gift card for your time after the completion of the interview. REQUIREMENTS Current breast cancer patient or breast cancer survivor Received radiation …

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Many Breast Cancer Patients Receive More Radiation Therapy Than Needed

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By: Liz Szabo From: npr.org When Annie Dennison was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, she readily followed advice from her medical team, agreeing to harsh treatments in the hope of curing her disease. “You’re terrified out of your mind” after a diagnosis of cancer, said Dennison, 55, a retired psychologist from Orange County, Calif. In addition to lumpectomy surgery, …

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NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium™ is Now Complete, Providing Radiation Treatment Recommendations for All 41 Disease Sites

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Completed compendium serves as the definitive source of radiation protocols for treatments used with nearly two-thirds of patients with cancer[1], and is available for free for a limited time. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) has announced the release of the newly-completed NCCN Radiation Therapy Compendium™. This comprehensive new addition to NCCN’s Library of Compendia includes information designed to support …

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Local Surgeon Reports Positive Findings from Use of 3D Marker in Breast Cancer Treatment

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Better Cosmetic Outcomes and Shorter Radiation Therapy Seen in Study Results A research study by local surgical oncologist Michael Cross, M.D., F.A.C.S., concluded that use of the BioZorb® surgical marker appears to provide better cosmetic outcomes and may be associated with an increased use of breast-conserving surgery in his practice. The study found that more than 90% of patients who …

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Debunking the Myth of Lymphedema Risk

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From: The American Society of Breast Surgeons Axillary Surgery Only One Factor Breast cancer-related lymphedema, chronic swelling of the arm and chest area, is strongly associated with multi-modality therapies and not axillary node surgery alone as widely believed, according to a new study presented this week at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. The study found …

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New Spanish-language videos and brochures provide cancer patients with overview of radiation therapy

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From: PR Newswire Cancer patients who speak Spanish have new tools to help them understand treatment options for their disease. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today released a series of Spanish-language patient videos on radiation therapy for cancer, including breast, prostate, lung, brain and other common cancer types. The videos complement a set of Spanish-language brochures on radiation …