More than half of patients diagnosed with cancer will receive radiation as part of their cancer treatment. Radiation therapy uses special equipment to deliver high doses of radiation to the cancer cells. This damages cancer cells and causes them to die. Kent Hospital outlines when radiation therapy is used, the risks of treatment, and other key information.
>> Understanding Radiation Therapy
Breast Cancer in Men
In 60% of men diagnosed with breast cancer, the patient discovered the mass. Therefore, it is crucial men understand the importance of self examination as well as the risk factors associated with breast cancer.
>> Treating Breast Cancer in Men
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Colorectal & Prostate Cancer
Through proactive measures both colorectal and prostate cancer can be either prevented or found within its early stages, thus improving the outcome of treatment. Read more to learn how family history effects diagnosis, and when to ask your doctor about examination.
>> Colorectal Cancer
>> Prostate Cancer
>> Fighting Prostate Cancer, Eat Your Way to Victory
Director of Kent Hospital Breast Health Center, Candace Dyer MD, speaks on the treatment options specific to each form of male breast cancer. Dr. Dyer explains the role of genetics as breast cancer in men is typically linked to family history.
Dr. Angela DeRobertis, Radiation Oncologist at Kent Hospital, discusses the types of radiation, when radiation is performed, its effectiveness, and the length of treatment.