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Posts Tagged ‘breast cancer’

Can Proton Therapy Help Breast Cancer Patients?

Can the precision of a proton beam keep the hearts of breast cancer patients safe during radiation treatment?  A national collaborative study is now underway to find out. And the results could help define the future of breast cancer radiotherapy treatment. Proton beam therapy, also called proton therapy, is a newer approach to delivering radiation…

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Focusing on You: Who is a Candidate for Genetic Testing?

Who should consider genetic testing? Why is the process so important? [arve url=”https://youtu.be/IW1bcl4MSeQ” width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”] Rachel Silva-Smith, a genetic counselor with the Department of Genetics at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, explains what genetic testing is, who is a good candidate, and why certain people should undergo testing to see if they have a…

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The Breast Cancer Topic No One Talks About

Sex and cancer. You don’t often hear those words in the same sentence. Kristin Rojas, M.D., wants to change that. “I have a special interest in the less talked about aspects of survivorship, like sexual health and intimacy. Twenty years ago, breast cancer wasn’t even talked about. The conversation around survivorship has changed. It’s no…

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Chemotherapy and COVID-19: Are You At Risk?

By Elisa Krill-Jackson, M.D. Board-certified hematologist and oncologist Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center   The biggest question I get from my patients is, “When is my immune system going to recover from the chemotherapy?” In fact, I’ve had patients who had chemo 15 years ago email me and ask me, “Is my immune system normal?” What…

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