• 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,

    • 16 OCT 18
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    Local doctor talks new guidelines for prostate cancer screenings

    Local doctor talks new guidelines for prostate cancer screenings

    Screening and detecting prostate cancer early offers considerable benefits to patients. Screening and early detection helps to identify and treat aggressive prostate cancer before it grows, spreads and becomes more difficult to manage. When cancer is detected early, there is a greater chance of treatment success. However, the challenge with early and periodic screening of

    • 03 OCT 18
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    Changing Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Design in the Era of Precision Medicine and Immunotherapy

    Changing Lung Cancer Clinical Trial Design in the Era of Precision Medicine and Immunotherapy

    Chemotherapy has been the standard treatment for advanced non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC, for a long time. But with recent advances in molecular and genomic techniques, tremendous progress has been made in the treatment of the cancer. Discovery of immune checkpoint inhibitors has helped to release the power of the body’s immune system to

    • 25 SEP 18
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    Radiation Oncology May Head Toward Personalization

    Radiation Oncology May Head Toward Personalization

    Radiation therapy is one of the safest, most effective and most useful treatments for cancer, with up to 80 percent of all cancer patients receiving radiation of some kind as part of their treatment. In fact, radiotherapy is not only used to cure or relieve symptoms of cancer, but also to make other treatments such