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Esophageal Cancer

 

By Ashlyn Seeley Everett, M.D., radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care Esophageal cancer is relatively rare, making up about 1% of cases of cancer in the United States.  There are about 19,000 new cases diagnosed every year.  However, esophageal cancer also accounts for 15,000 deaths annually, with relatively poor survival rates at five years.  Esophageal […]

 

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Patient Safety Awareness Week

 

By Ashlyn Seeley Everett, M.D., radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care Patient Safety Awareness Week, an annual celebration of patient safety and quality improvement initiatives, takes place this week, March 14-18.  Alliance Cancer Care is committed to providing the North Alabama communities with state-of-the-art radiation treatment.  Our team of physicians, physicists, dosimetrists, therapists, and nurses […]

 

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What Are the Current Options for Patients with Brain Metastases, including Surgery, SRS, WBRT, and Drugs?

 

By John F. “Jack” Gleason, Jr., M.D, radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care As a radiation oncologist, I am frequently asked to help care for patients who have brain metastases (mets). The first question is of course “what is a brain metastasis?” Metastasis (1) or metastases (more than 1) are tumors that have started in […]

 

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Exercise to Beat Cancer

 

By Traci Cole McCormick, M.D., radiation oncologist at Alliance Cancer Care 30 minutes a day. 3 or 4 days a week. That is all it takes to drastically reduce your risk of cancer, reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes, and improve your overall health, but I’m a cancer doc, so we will focus […]

 

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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 […]

 

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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 […]

 

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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 […]

 

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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 […]

 

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Coping with Cancer Through the Holidays During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Coping with Cancer Through the Holidays During the COVID-19 PandemicAs 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 added threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is no secret that […]

 

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Alliance Oncology Announces New State-of-the-Art Cancer Center in Northwest Alabama

 

Singing River Cancer Center to Offer Advanced Cancer Treatment for Patients of the Shoals Region NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alliance Oncology, a division of Alliance HealthCare Services, a leading national provider of outsourced healthcare services, announced the opening of Singing River Cancer Center (SRCC). SRCC will be a part of Alliance Cancer Care, one of the largest […]

 

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