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On the surface, the role of the medical dosimetrist sounds a little intimidating, a Spock-like personality focused purely on numbers and science. After all - these are the people whose calculations ensure that your cancer gets radiated with the...
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In these uncertain times of COVID-19, it has become necessary to come up with ways in which to cope with the abundance of changes happening to our daily lives. Those changes can often lead to feelings of stress and anxiety, something both cancer...
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Tattoos play an important role in treating cancer by ensuring the treatment plan is as accurate as possible. But for some patients, it’s a daily reminder of a dark experience. Martha Carlson was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in January...
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Patient Experience
Each year, an estimated 650,0000 cases of head and neck cancers are diagnosed worldwide. Many of those diagnosed will receive radiation oncology as either their primary treatment or as an adjunct to surgical treatment of the cancer. ...
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Patient Experience
Laughter really is the best medicine. Humor has the power to change a patient’s perspective, make a tough treatment easier, and lighten up even the most difficult/vulnerable situations. In October, Beekley Medical announced the "Laughingest LINAC...
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Patient Experience
Laughing really is good medicine. It relaxes the body, releases endorphins, and even burns calories. But what role does it play in patient comfort? Motivational speaker and arthritis "survivor" David Jacobson is more familiar than most with...
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Patient Experience
According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, an estimated 65,410 people (48,000 men and 17,410 women) will develop head and neck cancer (HNC) this year. Many will undergo radiation therapy treatment to fight the disease. While treatment...
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Summertime. The word conjures up thoughts of fun, but in many areas of the country, it also brings to mind ways to cope with the excessive heat and humidity. And for patients undergoing radiation oncology treatments in these conditions, coping takes...
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Patient Experience
Patients who miss radiation treatment appointments are at a greater risk of recurrence than those who don’t. The authors of the study Radiotherapy Noncompliance and Clinical Outcomes in an Urban Academic Cancer Center (published by Montefiore...
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