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What to Expect: Radiation Therapy Consultation

Meeting with your radiation oncologist for the first time? Watch Dr. Gleason, Medical Director at Alliance Cancer Care, discuss…

What to Expect: Radiation Therapy Simulation Appointment

Before patients can undergo radiation treatment, they will first have a "simulation" appointment.  The simulation is the…

Common Questions Answered: COVID-19 and Cancer

Alliance Cancer Care radiation oncologist and Medical Director, John Francis Gleason, Jr., M.D. discusses common questions…
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
July 01, 2022

Questions to Ask Your Doctor

A new cancer diagnosis is frightening and most patients do not know what to expect.  Hearing the word “cancer” will likely start your thoughts racing with questions like, “Will I die? What will my family…

Four Proven Ways to Prevent Cancer
January 14, 2022

Four Proven Ways to Prevent Cancer

In my practice, people often ask me about ways to prevent cancer. Sometimes it’s a patient finishing his cancer treatment, hoping to do all he can to keep his cancer from coming back. Sometimes it’s a…

What Do I Need to Treat My Side Effects During Radiation?
January 28, 2022

What Do I Need to Treat My Side Effects During Radiation?

Radiation therapy is a type of local treatment.  This means that it is focused on a particular part of the body, and does not travel throughout the body.  Because of this, radiation treatment causes side…

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Why Do We Use Chemotherapy with Radiation?
February 01, 2023

Why Do We Use Chemotherapy with Radiation?

By Sarah Joy Patterson-Webb MSN, APRN, AGACNP-BC Your doctors may recommend that you receive chemotherapy while you are receiving radiation treatment. You may see or hear this be called concurrent treatment,…

Kick Cancer Chili Cookoff
January 24, 2023

Kick Cancer Chili Cookoff

You are invited to Alliance Cancer Care's Inaugural Kick Cancer Chili Cookoff! Benefiting the Dr. Jeanne Shepherd Fund, come out to Clearview Cancer Institute to see who wins the Chili Cookoff, win prizes,…

Missing Radiation Treatment
January 18, 2023

Missing Radiation Treatment

By Mike Taylor, Director of Physics & Dosimetry at Alliance Cancer Care  Radiation therapy is typically administered daily, lasting only a few minutes for each treatment session.Though each session is…

High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy for Gynecological Cancer
January 18, 2023

High-Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy for Gynecological…

By Jamone Williams, Physicist at Alliance Cancer Care Brachytherapy is a type of radiation therapy that is delivered by placing radioactive sources into or near the area to be treated. The word “brachy”…

Alliance Cancer Care to Open New Integrated Cancer Care Facility Serving the Northern Alabama Region
January 04, 2023

Alliance Cancer Care to Open New Integrated Cancer…

Alliance Cancer Care, an Alliance Oncology network partnership representing six sites of service including physician partners and Helen Keller Hospital, announced today that it will open a new integrated…

Seven Things to Know About Getting a Mammogram
January 04, 2023

Seven Things to Know About Getting a Mammogram

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, check out this infographic from the American Cancer Society to learn seven things to know about getting a mammogram.