• 19 FEB 19
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    We Are Closing Down

    We Are Closing Down

    We regret to inform you that due to Hurricane Michael, we are no longer providing Radiation Treatment and forced to close our facility at Bay Regional Cancer Center. Your health and well-being are of utmost importance to the staff at Advanced Urology Institute/Bay Regional Cancer Center. Dr.Steven Finkelstein is still in our community and is

    • 14 DEC 18
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    Can Radiotherapy Cure Cancer?

    Can Radiotherapy Cure Cancer?

    Radiation therapy (radiotherapy) refers to cancer treatment using doses of high-energy radiation. When radiation is delivered to the body at high doses it damages the genes (DNA) of cancer cells, rendering the cells incapable of division, multiplication and growth. Cells whose DNA are damaged stop dividing, die and are broken down and eliminated from the

    • 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

IMPORTANT: Due to Hurricane Michael, We have had to close our office. To our beloved patients, please contact us (850) 785-8857 for questions and medical records request. Click here for more information.