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Targeted Cancer Therapy for CML

By |2020-02-03T12:22:08-04:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

Forty years ago, people diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia were often fighting an uphill battle that included painful, invasive treatments. Now, patients like Sal Masella can just take one pill a day to achieve—and maintain—remission. Six years ago, Sal, 46, a Monroe Township resident, began feeling discomfort when eating [...]

Harnessing the Power of Image-Guided Technologies for Cancer Treatment

By |2020-03-27T10:45:33-04:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Cancer|Tags: |

Most people are familiar with diagnostic radiology procedures like X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. When these image-based techniques are used to guide a minimally invasive procedure intended to diagnose or treat a condition, it’s called interventional radiology. For patients with cancer, this approach – often referred to as interventional [...]

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 [...]

Fight Cancer-Related Side Effects with Movement

By |2018-08-21T05:52:48-04:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , , , |

By Brian Mason, PT, DPT At times, the side effects of cancer treatment can be very debilitating. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other treatments can affect a patient’s activities, leading to weight loss, cancer-related fatigue and worse. Luckily, there are ways to combat some of these side effects to improve [...]

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