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Brain Tumors

 

By John “Jack” F. Gleason, Jr., M.D., radiation oncologist and Medical Director at Alliance Cancer Care National Brain Tumor Awareness Month is in May of each year.  Doctors classify brain tumors as either primary or metastatic.  Primary tumors are those that started in the brain or spinal cord. These can be malignant (cancerous) or benign […]

 

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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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National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

 

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  Driven by advancement in research, surgical techniques, genetic discoveries, and much more, it has never been a better time to take action on brain tumors. The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), an organization whose mission is to unrelentingly invest in, mobilize, and unite our community to discover a […]

 

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Southern Family Magazine

 

Dr. Elizabeth Falkenberg: Treating the entire patient Radiation oncologist Dr. Beth Falkenberg wants her patients involved in the decisions and thought processes of fighting their specific type of cancer. “Fear diminishes with knowledge,” Falkenberg said. Falkenberg practices with the Center for Cancer Care (CCC), which has three locations: Clearview Cancer Institute (CCI) campus in Huntsville, […]

 

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