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Radiation oncologist joins 21st Century Oncology of Arizona

21st Century Oncology of Arizona was featured on Your West Valley about Dr. Abhilash Nambiar joining the team. Below is the story as it appeared on the website.

Board Certified Radiation Oncologist Abhilash Nambiar, M.D., has joined 21st Century Oncology of Arizona, part of the nation’s largest radiation therapy provider.

Nambiar will provide state-of-the-art cancer treatment to patients at 21st Century Oncology’s locations in Sun City and Sun City West.

Nambiar has a special interest in brachytherapy, a form of radiation therapy where the treatment is delivered from a radioactive source placed into or near the tumor. He furthered his brachytherapy training with the prestigious Seattle Prostate Institute, a pioneer in the introduction and development of brachytherapy in the United States.

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Medicare Covering Lung Screenings To Reduce Cancer Deaths

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad of Allergy Sleep & Lung Care was featured in the News-Press website about lung screenings now being covered by Medicare. Below is the story as it appeared online.

By Frank Gluck

Millie Hubbard watched her father die an agonizing death — the “slow suffocation” of emphysema brought on by decades of smoking.

It was enough to convince Hubbard, whose own habit was sometimes three packs a day, to quit almost immediately.

Now 23 years later as a nonsmoker, Hubbard, 63, fears she could still face her father’s fate, or worse. After developing a stubborn cough, she received a low-radiation type of computerized tomography scan, newly covered by Medicare, to check for signs of cancer.

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Clinical Director at 21st Century Oncology of Las Vegas featured on KVVU Fox 5 Vegas

Dr. Lawenda, radiation oncologist and clinical director at 21st Century Oncology of Las Vegas, was featured on KVVU Fox 5 Vegas discussing Angelina Jolie recently removing her ovaries as a preventive measure against ovarian cancer.

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Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed

21st Century Oncology Scope For Hope fundraiser featured on WINK-TV

21st Century Oncology was featured on WINK-TV in Fort Myers, FL to promote the Scope for Hope Fundraiser.

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21st Century Oncology Doctor named Chairman of Florida Board of Medicine

James Orr, MD, FACOG, FACS of 21st Century Oncology has been featured on Healio.com after being named Chairman of the Florida Board of Medicine. Below is the story as it appeared on the website.

James Orr, MD, FACOG, FACS, has been appointed chairman of the Florida Board of Medicine.

Orr — medical director of Florida Gynecologic Oncology, a division of 21st Century Oncology — will lead the board’s initiatives to license, monitor, discipline and educate the state’s 68,000 physicians.

“I look forward to improving communication between the board and the physicians in Florida, in an effort to ensure that every physician in Florida meets the requirements for a safe practice,” Orr said in a press release. “My goal is to educate more physicians to assure their capability in the service of the people of Florida.”

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Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad with Allergy Sleep & Lung Care Featured on NBC-2 Local News

Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad with Allergy Sleep & Lung Care in Fort Myers, FL was featured on a local news broadcast discussing how to reduce allergy and asthma symptoms.

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Dr. Randal Croshaw with Coastal Comprehensive Women’s Center featured on WMBF Local News

Dr. Randal Croshaw, fellowship-trained breast surgeon with Coastal Comprehensive Women’s Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. was featured on WMBF discussing the opening of the new breast cancer treatment center.

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As Seen on Naples Daily News: Asthma treatment has sufferers full of air

Allergy Sleep and Lung Care was featured on the Naples Daily News website about a new treatment for asthma patients. Below is the story as it appeared on the website.

By Liz Freeman

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A year ago David Cohen could barely walk five feet. Shortness of breath always got the better of him.

He got frustrated, mad sometimes, from hobbies lost due to severe asthma and other health problems.

The North Fort Myers winter resident may never make stained glass art again. But what’s new in his life is walking three-fourths of a mile on a treadmill. He plans to better that.

He credits his improved ability to a relatively new asthma treatment, called bronchial thermoplasty, a three-step outpatient procedure that is so successful with some patients they discontinue asthma medications.

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