• 05 DEC 18
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    What is external beam radiotherapy?

    What is external beam radiotherapy?

    External beam radiotherapy (EBRT) is the delivery of radiation beams to a tumor through the skin from a machine placed outside the body. The treatment is provided in several daily fractions and runs for a few days to weeks, with the radiation oncology team controlling the radiation machine to ensure direct and targeted delivery. To

    • 02 DEC 18
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    What food to eat during radiation therapy?

    What food to eat during radiation therapy?

    Radiation therapy causes the body to change and react in different ways to adjust to the effect of the treatment. For some patients, there may be little or no side effects. Others may have a number of adverse effects, such as severe dehydration and weight loss, short-term fatigue, skin damage, nausea and vomiting, loss of

    • 21 NOV 18
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    How radiation therapy works

    How radiation therapy works

    Radiation therapy has been in use for over a century, but it’s far from old-fashioned. Through years of research, the treatment has been refined, improved and innovated, turning it into an incredibly precise and sophisticated technique that cures more tumors than cancer drugs. Radiotherapy has become the cornerstone of cancer treatment, saving millions of lives.

    • 12 NOV 18
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    Will radiation therapy affect my ability to have children?

    Will radiation therapy affect my ability to have children?

    Radiotherapy is effective for treating cancer. However, while it’s good for fighting cancer, it also has side effects. As the radiation attacks and destroys cancerous cells, some healthy cells too may be destroyed in the process. That’s why before radiation therapy, your doctor will talk to you about the potential side effects of the treatment

    • 01 NOV 18
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    Local Public Housing Buildings Now Smoke-Free Ahead of Tuesday’s Nationwide Ban

    Local Public Housing Buildings Now Smoke-Free Ahead of Tuesday’s Nationwide Ban

    Smoking inside or within 25 feet of a public housing unit in Panama City, Florida, can now be cause for an eviction. With the coming enforcement of a nationwide ban on smoking in public housing units, which was declared in 2016 by the Department of Housing & Urban Development, all residents of public houses must

    • 24 OCT 18
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    Cancer Prevention

    Cancer Prevention

    Cancer incidences are on the rise globally. In the United States, about 1.7 million new cases are diagnosed annually while at least 600,000 people die of cancer every year. The most common types of cancer in the U.S. are breast, prostate, bladder, colon and rectum cancer, skin melanoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, thyroid and liver cancer,