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Summer Travel Tips for Cancer Patients

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology With your doctor’s supervision, outdoor activities like traveling can be very beneficial to your health, well-being and healing while receiving cancer treatment. You may need to take a few precautions when traveling because of a potentially weakened immune system and tendency toward fatigue. But, setting out on vacation this summer can still be enjoyable and …

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Equine and Other Supportive Therapies for Cancer Patients

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology Equine therapy has become a popular form of a complementary option to traditional cancer treatment. It’s one of the many versions of animal-assisted therapy available for cancer patients all over the world. Supportive therapies involving animals aren’t focused on cancer itself. They’re not meant to eliminate cancer cells or shrink tumors. Instead, equine, canine and …

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Self-Checks Save Lives

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology Science is still puzzling out exactly what causes cancer and how to cure it, so, for now, the best option is to detect it early enough to give yourself the very best prognosis. And one of the best ways to catch it in its early stages is to examine yourself regularly and know what to …

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What to Expect When You Have Radiation Treatment

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology Radiation is often a treatment option for cancer. While the procedure itself is usually painless, that doesn’t mean that you won’t feel anxious or overwhelmed—or even scared. Those feelings are perfectly understandable, and you should know that you’re not alone in feeling this way. Knowing what to expect from radiation treatment will help you feel more prepared …

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The Surprising Causes of Thyroid Cancer

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology From: prnewswire.com Thyroid cancer is the most prevalent endocrine cancer that affects the thyroid gland. In most cases, thyroid cancer is extremely treatable, and it accounts for only 1 percent of all cancers diagnosed. The main challenge with thyroid cancer is that its cause is unknown at the moment. It’s worth taking a look at possible causes, …

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Five Surprising Cancer Early Warning Signs You Can Find Yourself

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology Early detection and cancer screening is vital: Many cancers are much easier to treat if caught early, and even some of the deadliest forms may be cured–if detected early in their progression. Very few people have regular cancer checkups, which is why it’s essential to self-check. Self-Checking For Cancer In Parts of the Body You …