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How to Prevent Cancer With Food

By Traci Cole McCormick, M.D., radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care “Is there a cancer prevention diet?” “What should I eat?” “What shouldn’t I eat?” “Does it really matter what I eat?” “Should I stop eating sugar?” “Should I eat more blueberries?” “What supplements should I take?” The questions I get about nutrition are endless. And it’s…

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

By Ashlyn Seeley Everett, M.D., radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care 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 effects only in the area where the treatment is…

Four Proven Ways to Prevent Cancer

By Traci Cole McCormick, M.D., radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care 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 patient’s family member wanting to know how to…

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

By Ashlyn Seeley Everett, M.D., radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care Vaccines work. My generation and generations to come will not know the symptoms or effects of polio, measles, mumps, or smallpox. These viruses are now essentially eradicated due to widespread vaccination. Recent news demonstrated that vaccines are also preventing cancer, by preventing cancer-causing strains…

Coping with Cancer Through the Holidays

 As the classic holiday song goes, it is the most wonderful time of the year. But do you know what else the happiest season of all brings? Stress. This year is no exception, especially with the continued threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.With all the planning, shopping, decorating, and cooking, it’s easy to become tired and…

Cancer Screen Week 2021

  In 2021, more than 1.9 million Americans were expected to be diagnosed with cancer – and early detection remains our best bet for treatment.1  View the Cancer Screening Factsheet to discover which common cancers can be potentially diagnosed early through preventive screening and learn when you should consider getting screened.Source: www.CancerScreenWeek.org REFERENCES1.  American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts…

Types of Scans for Cancer Patients

By Ashlyn Seeley Everett, M.D., radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care If you or a loved one are diagnosed with cancer, you start to learn a new language.  It can be very confusing and overwhelming.  One of the most commonly asked questions involves scans, or imaging studies.  What type of scan am I getting?  What…

What is SBRT for Lung Cancer?

By Jim McCarty, M.D. and Jack Gleason, M.D., radiation oncologists at Alliance Cancer Care What is SBRT? Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) is a technique that precisely targets lung tumors, while at the same time uses very conformal radiation beams to avoid normal tissues. The precision targeting and delivery allow the treatment team to safely…

Simulation for Radiation Therapy

By Ashlyn Seeley Everett, M.D., radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care What is a “simulation” or “treatment planning session” for radiation treatment? If your doctor has recommended radiation therapy, they will likely schedule an appointment for a simulation, or a treatment planning session. Simulation is the process of positioning your body in a way that…

Profiles in Pink

Alliance Cancer Care and Helen Keller Hospital invite you to the 6th Annual Profiles in Pink event to help raise awareness about breast cancer and celebrate the survivors in our community!

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