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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Corporate News
When you work with any supplier, you hope that they will make your job easier, that they will be knowledgeable experts in their field, and they will view your customers or patients the same way you do. When we asked customers to describe Beekley...
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Patient Experience
Putting patients on the path to cancer survivorship is about more than eliminating a tumor. A well-defined survivorship program follows the patient's journey from diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond. It involves more than medical professionals,...
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Radiation Oncology
  One of the most frequently asked questions of our Radiation Oncology team is what are others doing when it comes to permanent vs temporary marks in treatment set-ups. The answer is "It depends." Both methods have their pros and cons and in the end...
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Patient Experience
At Beekley, it’s not uncommon for us to come across inspiring stories about patients and physicians fighting cancer. Sometimes they’re so inspiring that we have to share them. Meet Dr. Krystyna Kiel, a radiation oncologist who retired from Rush...
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Radiation Oncology
“We want that body contour to be as accurate as possible. That is what we have to plan through to get to our target – the patient's cancer.” Beth Kelly, Dosimetrist and Chief Therapist, Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, NC Accuracy Is Key In...
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Anxiousness
Treatments, regular testing, coping with symptoms of the disease, and side effects from medication can drain cancer patients both physically and emotionally. Radiation oncology providers are keenly aware of this and strive to help reduce the stress,...
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Radiation Oncology
The challenge every radiation oncology department faces is to destroy cancer cells and stop the growth of the tumor while limiting harm to nearby healthy tissue. Accuracy is measured in millimeters, and the precision of the CT simulation will...
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Radiation Oncology
The goal of the radiation therapist is to accurately locate the central axis or zero slice on the tumor field for treatment planning. A skin marker with a distinct shape that clearly defines the area of focus as you are scrolling through the images...
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