When treating lung cancer with radiation therapy, there is a significant concern that the treatment dose will expose the heart to excess radiation. One way to avoid this unnecessary radiation is by using proton therapy, a more precise form of radiation therapy as compared to traditional radiation therapy (x-rays/photons).
Researchers now say there is a link between lung cancer proton therapy and a reduced risk of certain heart diseases, including mini-strokes and heart attacks.
ABOUT THE STUDY
The findings of a new study from Penn Medicine were presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO) annual meeting in October by Timothy Kegelman, MD, PhD, chief resident in the department of Radiation Oncology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Kegelman and his team of researchers followed more than 200 patients who underwent either proton therapy or traditional radiation therapy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer. The retrospective …
Becoming sidelined due to a sports injury is
frustrating at best for athletes. At worst, acute injuries can become
debilitating or career-threatening if left untreated. Some may require invasive
procedures, which require significant downtime to make a complete recovery.
Recently, however, athletes across the world have started considering
regenerative medicine, also known as stem cell therapy, as a potential,
non-invasive treatment option.
Athletes Turning to Stem Cell Therapy
encompasses the treatment of the joints and muscles, which is now starting to
leverage regenerative therapies. For instance, stem cell therapy for sports and
athletic injury has the
potential to repair and regenerate ligaments, cartilage, and tendons, which can
wear out and have poor ability to regenerate on their own. When delivered
directly into the affected tissue, stem cells target the injury, releasing
anti-inflammatory and differentiating into the types of cells needed to support
There may be a time when you realize you need
some help and are wondering what to expect from counselling
Victoria BC. The prospect of sharing details about your life can
feel overwhelming, here are 7 things to set your mind at ease when starting
Safety- It may be slightly
frightening going to therapy you may feel you may be judged, what you will find
is an atmosphere of safety, acceptance and warmth to help you heal.
Commonality- You want a therapist
who can identify with your hopes, dreams and wishes as well as the anger,
frustration, worries, fears or sadness you may be feeling. To feel you have
both may have shared some of these experiences, to feel your therapist doesn’t
have it all together.
Curiosity and Empathy – Your
therapist is not a mind reader, you want them to show a non-judgemental
curiosity about your inner
Everyone acquires certain vocabularies, habits and customs from their family. People that are fortunate enough to grow in healthy families tend to have better relationships than those in dysfunctional families. Luckily, it is possible to address any issues in a family and regain a sense of family love and oneness through family therapy. Family therapy can be helpful in getting a family through a rough patch. The techniques used depend on individual needs and composition of the family. It does not have to be used only on blood relatives. It is applied on people that play long-term roles on each other’s lives.
Benefits Of Family Therapy
It Helps To Resolve Issues
It is common to have issues in families. Some of them may be too complex for families to handle on their own. They result to frustration, bitterness and strained interactions. They could arise from a variety of issues including …