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Tumors are not always cancerous—some can be designated as noncancerous, or benign. While malignant (cancerous) growths grow aggressively and have the ability to spread to other parts of the body, benign tumors tend to grow rather slowly. Benign tumors also lack the ability to migrate, or metastasize, to other parts of the body using the circulatory or lymphatic systems; they will almost always remain in the tissue from which they originated. Over time, however, benign tumors can grow extremely large and lead to a variety of symptoms due to nerve impingement or compression of nearby structures.
The professionals at South Florida Radiation Oncology (SFRO) have extensive experience in the treatment of both malignant tumors and symptomatic benign conditions. If you are interested in learning more about the treatments and services that SFRO has to offer, call (888) 823-9162 today or visit our blog.
Last updated 3 days ago
Radiation therapy utilizes high-energy radiation in the form of photons or charged particles to kill cancer cells. As with other medical treatments, preparing for the experience ahead of time can help to bolster your confidence and understand what to expect during and after the course of treatment. Below are some simple ways in which you can prepare yourself for the process of receiving radiation therapy.
Plan your treatment days carefully. Your treatment schedule will vary depending on the form of radiation therapy that you may be undergoing. In most cases, your radiation oncologist will provide a schedule of the treatment times once you both have come to a decision about what suits you best. Keeping the treatment times at the same hour each session can make it easier to schedule leisure times with friends, exercise, and rest.
Speak with your doctor about what side effects you may expect. Knowing how the treatments may affect you can help you to prepare for them ahead of time. Some patients, for example, find that the skin at the irradiated area can become sore and that loose-fitting clothing can help to ease the symptoms. Talk to your radiation oncologist about what you can expect after your scheduled treatments.
Prepare meals before your weekly treatments. Fatigue is a common side effect of radiation therapy. In addition to getting plenty of rest, eating a balanced diet at regular times of day can help to keep your energy levels high. If you are receiving radiation therapy treatments during the week, you may decide that preparing your meals over the weekend can help you to eat more consistently throughout the week.
The experienced team at South Florida Radiation Oncology is dedicated to keeping our patients informed and confident throughout the treatment process. If you would like to find out more about the different state-of-the-art radiation therapies available, please contact our staff today at (888) 823-9162. You can also visit our website, www.sfrollc.com, or subscribe to our blog for more information.
Last updated 24 days ago
South Florida Radiation Oncology (SFRO) is one of Florida’s leading radiation oncology centers and has been recognized at the national level. As one of the leading cancer treatment centers in Florida, we are committed to personalized, compassionate cancer care through early detection, diagnosis, and advanced cancer treatment options.
CancerCompass is a website that allows those fighting cancer to connect and provide support to one another. Learn more by visiting CancerCompass.com.
To learn about the clinical trials available in the treatment of cancer, visit the National Cancer Institute’s clinical trials page.
This digital booklet can help you to find out what you need to know about a lung cancer diagnosis and what treatments are available.
Smoking cigarettes is the leading risk factor for lung cancer. Read more about the risk factors for lung cancer on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Visit the Lung Cancer Institute website to learn more about finding support during the fight against lung cancer.
South Florida Radiation Oncology has locations in Belle Glade, Bethesda Health City, Boca Raton East, Boca Raton West, Boynton Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, and Wellington—so you never have to travel far for the most extensive radiation oncology and advanced cancer treatment options in Florida. For more information, visit our website at www.sfrollc.com or call us at 1-877-930-7376.
Last updated 26 days ago
In order to fight off infection from pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites, our bodies contain specialized cells known as lymphocytes. These cells, also known as white blood cells, make up only a small fraction of our blood volume but are vital in the body’s innate and learned defenses. In some cases, these cells can become cancerous, leading to unexplained weight loss, fever, or swollen and painful lymph nodes. The radiation oncologists at South Florida Radiation Oncology (SFRO) are proud to provide some of the most advanced treatments for both major types of this disease: Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Unfortunately, many cases of lymphoma develop without any known cause. There are some factors, however, that are hypothesized to increase a person’s risk of developing the disease. Some of these factors are listed below.
Eating a diet that is rich in saturated fats and meats and low in fiber and fresh, leafy greens has been associated with an increased risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
A family history of lymphoma in a close relative, such as a sibling or parent, can also increase your likelihood of developing the disease.
Receiving treatment for another form of cancer in the past has been associated with an increased risk of developing lymphoma.
Exposure to certain pesticides, according to recent studies, may lead to the development of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Illnesses affecting the immune system, such as autoimmune disorders and some viruses, can affect the development of cancer in white blood cells.
If a form of lymphoma has affected you or a loved one, it is completely understandable to expect expert answers and the most advanced treatment. At SFRO, we are committed to providing only the highest standard of compassionate care to our patients and their families. Contact our Florida cancer treatment center at (888) 823-9162 to speak with a team member today. You can also visit our blog and Facebook page to learn more about our services and cancer support groups.
Last updated 1 month ago
Head and neck cancers, including those of the larynx, sinuses, or mouth, can be difficult to treat due to the amount of small and sensitive structures in this area of the body. To address these complex cancer cases, South Florida Radiation Oncology offers the elite precision of the TrueBeam STx radiosurgery system. This advanced technology has the ability to track the movement of tumors in real time, maintaining an unparalleled level of accuracy while the patient lies comfortably on the treatment bed. This automated and customizable system also allows your dedicated treatment team to develop and cater each treatment to your own individual needs.
The TrueBeam STx system is only one of the many treatment options and support systems that SFRO provides their patients. If you are interested in learning more about what we have to offer, please contact our staff at (888) 823-9162 or visit our blog for more information.