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Radiation Therapy for Cancer by Cancer.gov Posted Tue 29 Jun 2010 9:00pm Radiation Therapy for Cancer Key Points Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells by damaging their DNA (see Questions 1 and 2 ). Radiation therapy can damage normal cells as well as cancer cells. Therefore, treatment must be carefully planned to minimi ... Read on »
FDA Clears Hologic's MammoSite(R) Multi Lumen Radiation Therapy – Breast Cancer by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 02 Sep 2009 6:03pm The Mammosite procedure has been approved for a few years and now the improved process with multi-lumen design has been approved by the FDA.  So far, procedures have been provided with a single lumen device.   The website has a lot of information and a video to explain further how it works.  The difference with the Mammosite and other seeding pr ... Read on »
Important New Advance in the Breast Cancer Treatment: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy by Robert W. Posted Sun 06 Jun 2010 7:23pm     Weekly Health Update: Important New Advance in Breast Cancer Treatment: Intraoperative Radiation Therapy   "A critical weekly review of important new research findings for health-conscious readers..."    By, Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS     Updated:  06/06/2010 The information in th ... Read on »
Radiation Therapy For Breast Cancer by Shilah C. Azib Posted Thu 12 Aug 2010 10:31pm Radiation therapy for breast cancer has become best alternative to other therapies in healing breast cancer. With the help of radiation therapy for breast cancer, early diagnosis and treatment is easy. This treatment cures breast cancer by two ways, either by mastectomy or breast conservation therapy. Mastectomy is the operation in ... Read on »
Single Dose Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy? by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Fri 20 Nov 2009 12:00am The Cancer Treatment Centers of America recently announced the availability of breast cancer radiation therapy given in a single dose during breast cancer surgery that apparently does not require the standard 5-6 weeks of post-operative radiation therapy.  According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, they are the first in the United Sta ... Read on »
Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy: Comparison of Different Protocols by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Tue 09 Feb 2010 6:54am In one of my 2009 blogsI discussed two clinical trials whose results suggested that breast cancer radiation therapy given in fewerthough higherdoses might be beneficial.  Howeverone of those studies included only 75 patients and the other included only 105 patients.  I indicated that while the results of these studies were promisinga larger study ... Read on »
Radiation Therapy as a Kid Ups Breast Cancer Risk Later in Life by DiseaseProof Medical Doctor Posted Fri 24 Jul 2009 10:06pm For most people, it’s hard to imagine chemotherapy—our “miracle” cancer killer—might actually raise your likelihood of getting cancer, but apparently it can. New findings in Journal of Clinical Oncology reveal young girls who undergo radiation therapy for childhood cancer have a higher long-term risk of breast cancer later on. Researchers ... Read on »
Texas Woman Fakes Breast Cancer for Breast Implants by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Fri 27 Nov 2009 12:00am 2 Comments Aol Health features a story about Trista Lathern, a 24-year-old woman in Texas who claimed she had breast cancer. At least $10,000 was raised to help Trista Lathern after she announced she was battling breast cancer. But investigators say it was all a scam and that she planned to use the money to get breast implants. Lathern’s s ... Read on »
Colon cancer? Breast cancer? C… by Matthew Z. Patient Expert Posted Mon 12 Apr 2010 3:50pm Colon cancer? Breast cancer? Colon cancer? Breast cancer? What is the lesser of two evils? # stupidcancer Read on »
Shorter Breast Cancer Therapy With Radiation Possible by Aaron Tabor Medical Doctor Posted Fri 13 Nov 2009 12:00am Two separate breast cancer research studies presented at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology suggest that shorter breast cancer radiation therapy might be just as effective as the current standard radiation therapy of 6 - 7 weeks. One study conducted at the Fox Chase Cancer Center used Intensity-Modulated ... Read on »