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Breast Cancer

Hold Your Breath for Safer Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer

By |2018-12-14T22:47:24-04:00December 13th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

What if we had the power to limit radiation only to the area of a cancerous tumor in the breast, sparing the surrounding healthy tissues? Some cancer treatments can injure other areas of the body while fighting malignant cells. Advancements in treatment technologies have helped target therapies like radiation [...]

Long Term Remission Thanks to Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer

By |2018-10-26T12:27:42-04:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , , |

Linda Chiarella, a mother of three from Jackson, is living proof of how far science and medicine have come in fighting cancer. Diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer four years ago, her scans are now essentially normal. Interestingly, Linda’s story began when her dog Holly, a Brittany, kept pawing [...]

Breast Cancer Survivor’s Message: Be Vigilant, Be Optimistic

By |2018-09-05T15:18:41-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

She says she was fortunate her cancer was detected at all; fortunate to have a dedicated team of cancer experts close to home at CentraState; and fortunate to maintain a positive attitude with the help of family and friends, especially her husband, Fred, who was there for her every [...]

Targeted Therapy Helps Woman Battle Breast Cancer

By |2018-08-21T06:47:59-04:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

When Deborah Mozak was diagnosed with breast cancer, it had already spread to the lymph nodes in her underarm and neck. “She essentially had inoperable breast cancer when she was diagnosed,” says Bhavesh Balar, MD, a board-certified and fellowship trained hematologist and oncologist on staff at CentraState. “It was [...]

New Approach Can Shorten Breast Radiation Therapy

By |2018-08-20T16:55:55-04:00March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

By Edward Soffen, MD, FACP Going through breast cancer treatment is emotionally and physically difficult for women. It’s also a major disruption to a woman’s everyday life. In the case of radiation therapy, women have traditionally received daily treatments for at least six weeks. Between getting to the hospital [...]

Breast Ultrasound May Ease Breast Cancer Testing

By |2018-08-08T11:09:39-04:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

By Peter Mezzacappa, MD Thousands of women each year are found, during routine screening mammograms, to have breast calcifications, which are calcium deposits within the breast tissue. While these calcifications are usually harmless, they can, in some cases, indicate breast cancer or precancerous conditions of the breast. In [...]