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What is a supplemental cancer policy?
August 14, 2022

What is a supplemental cancer policy?

A supplemental cancer policy is insurance separate from your health insurance.  It is meant to supplement your income to help with medical expenses not covered by your primary health insurance. These…

What is Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)?
August 10, 2022

What is Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT)?

At Alliance Cancer Care, we use daily image guidance for many of our treatments.  If you are receiving treatment with us, you are probably undergoing some type of imaging regularly. Image-guided radiation…

How will I pay for my radiation treatments?
August 08, 2022

How will I pay for my radiation treatments?

Receiving a cancer diagnosis brings with it a multitude of emotions.  Trying to figure out how you are going to pay for your treatments can cause added stress and worry.  Most people have health insurance…

Where is the best place for me to receive radiation treatment?
August 03, 2022

Where is the best place for me to receive radiation…

If you are diagnosed with cancer you will likely ask, “Where is the best place for me to receive cancer treatment?” This is a question worth exploring for each patient, as there are very personal considerations…

World Lung Cancer Day
July 30, 2022

World Lung Cancer Day

 According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 230,000 cases of lung cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States.  There are two major subtypes of lung cancer: non-small cell carcinoma and…

How We Hit a Moving Target in Radiation Therapy
July 26, 2022

How We Hit a Moving Target in Radiation Therapy

By Mike Taylor Radiation is a treatment that we can focus precisely to kill tumors. We extensively evaluate a tumor’s location and surrounding tissues to ensure that we target tumors accurately and minimize…

Top Three Radiation Side Effects
July 22, 2022

Top Three Radiation Side Effects

Radiation sounds scary even before the doctor begins to talk about side effects. Will I glow in the dark? NO, but that would be cool! Radiation is an x-ray treatment, designed to target a particular area…

Get a LEG up on Sarcomas
July 19, 2022

Get a LEG up on Sarcomas

July is Sarcoma Awareness Month. This is a rare tumor that often occurs in the leg. Learn more about this tumor type and its treatment options. What is sarcoma? Sarcomas are a rare group of malignant…

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…

Behind the Scenes of Radiation Treatment Planning
June 28, 2022

Behind the Scenes of Radiation Treatment Planning

By the Alliance Cancer Care Physics Team Our team at Alliance Cancer Care (ACC) helps guide you through your cancer treatment journey every step of the way.  We use innovative technology to make your…

Cost of Radiation Treatment
June 21, 2022

Cost of Radiation Treatment

By: Erin Weglage (Patient Advocate) How much will it cost for my radiation? This is a question most of our patients ask.  Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is scary, and you are likely concerned with not…

Recommended Cancer Screenings for Men
June 11, 2022

Recommended Cancer Screenings for Men

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging men to take care of their bodies by eating right, exercising, and working to…